The FC Barcelona women’s team have the chance to adorn their newly minted space in the FC Barcelona Museum with yet another title, the Copa de la Reina. The first Cup title won by the team was in 1994, and it just so happens that it was the first title ever won by the Club in women’s football. Fast forward nearly a decade and it becomes evident that the team managed by Xavi Llorens have enjoyed a golden era of success. They’ve absolutely dominated the Spanish football scene as they conquered three league titles and two Cups in the last four years.
This season, the women’s team won the league with 79 points, beating out the runners up – Athletic Club – by 10 points. This year’s Cup final is coincidentally against Athletic Club, and it’s scheduled for Saturday at 8:45 PM CET in Ceuta. The team’s stats in the league have been equally as impressive as their recent trophy haul: 25 victories, four draws and only one defeat in their 30 league games. They’ve scored 82 goals and only conceded 11.
All of this would be surprising if the team had not won the last three editions of the league consecutively (2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14), and two Cups (2010/11 and 2012/13). Last season they won the league and the Cup in their first season featuring in the Women’s Champions League. This year, the women’s team broke another record by reaching the quarter finals of the European competition, but they were eliminated by the eventual champions Wolfsburg.