Lieke Martens lifts Barcelona to a Champions League Final


After a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the Champions League semifinal, PSG and Barcelona both knew it all came down to Sunday’s match-up.

With a spot in the final on the line, both teams came out swinging.

It was Barcelona who struck first, though, with Lieke Martens putting away a gorgeous curled ball in the 8th minute to put her team up 1-0.

The Dutch winger added her name to the scoresheet again in the 31st minute, tapping in a well-placed cross from teammate Caroline Graham Hansen.

Less than five minutes later, PSG responded with a goal of their own. Marie-Antoinette Katoto punched in a loose ball off a PSG corner, cutting Barcelona’s lead in half.

PSG stayed competitive in the second half but failed to create any meaningful goalscoring opportunities to even the score with Barcelona.

With PSG at bay, Barcelona hung on to their narrow 2-1 lead, securing their place in the Champions League Final.

Barcelona will face off against Chelsea for the title on May 16.