“The idea is to keep dominating European football,” Barcelona coach Lluis Cortes said. “Winning this game is part of the journey and losing in Budapest [to Lyon] was part of it, too.”
The first goal came after 32 seconds when Dutch star Lieke Martens hit the crossbar and Melanie Leupolz put the ball into her own goal after Chelsea's failed to clear the rebound. Goals followed from Barcelona captain Alexia Putellas from the penalty spot in the 12th minute, Aitana Bonmati and Norwegian Caroline Graham Hansen.
The defeat was a crushing blow to Chelsea, the first English team to reach the final since the FA Women's Super League was formed.
“Today was difficult because the game was over before it began,” said Chelsea manager Emma Hayes. “To concede so early and then we had two good chances, then they got the second through a penalty. The damage was done.”