The UEFA Women's Champions League final, AS IT HAPPENED

The UEFA Women's Champions League final, AS IT HAPPENED

We followed the women's team to the end of their journey at their first ever European final

Saturday, May 18

7.45pm CEST: 🚩Full-time in Budapest. A brave effort from Barça Women in the second 45 (4-1)

Min 89: GOAL BARÇA! Asisat Oshoala scores with a low drive

7.00pm CEST: 🔔 The second half begins

6.45pm CEST: 🚩 Half-time in Budapest. The French team have shown their full potential (4-0)

Min 30: ⚽ Hat-trick Hegerberg. Lyon 4-0 FC Barcelona Women

Min 19: ⚽ Goal Hegerberg. Lyon 3-0 FC Barcelona Women

Min 14: ⚽ Goal Hegerberg. Lyon 2-0 FC Barcelona Women

Min 5: ⚽ Goal Marozsán. Lyon 1-0 FC Barcelona Women

6.00pm CEST: 🚩 The final of the UEFA Women's Champions League has begun!

5.15pm CEST: Barça Women warm up and the fans are in full voice. 

4.45pm CEST: And this is Lyon's XI 

4.30pm CEST: We have the Barça Women's starting XI for the final. 

4.00pm CEST: The team are in the stadium. The players stepped onto the Ferencváros Stadium pitch before going to the dressing rooms to prepare for the warm-up. There's a great atmosphere building already.

First steps onto the pitch
First steps onto the pitch

3.40pm CEST: We have good news. Patri Guijarro has been given the all clear after being injured for five months.

3.15pm CEST: A special pennant for a historic match

3.00pm CEST: We are at the Ferencváros Stadium. Three hours left until the start of the final and the stage is set for a great final.

Ferencváros Stadium
Ferencváros Stadium

1:00pm CEST: Vice President Jordi Mestre visited the players at their hotel to wish them luck in the Champions League final.

12.30pm CEST: Do you want to know how to watch the final? If you are in Spain you can follow the game live on our website or Barça TV. If you're anywhere else, consult our preview for which broadcasters are showing it in your area. You can also follow the match live on our official twitter account: @FCBfemení.

11.45am CEST: This was what the team got up to the day before the final.

11.00am CEST: Seven hours left until the start of the final. Don't miss a historic game.

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Friday, May 17

8.00pm CEST: Great atmosphere among the team for the training session today, followed by a team photo. They look confident enough. Can they bring back the trophy tomorrow? Let's hope so!

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7.45pm CEST: The Barça players have trained in the Ferencváros Stadium, venue of Saturday's final.

7.00pm CEST: The official press conferences are over, and here's what the Barça representatives had to say:

Lluis Cortés (coach): “We’re feeling good. Getting to the final is a reward in itself and whatever happens, this is just the start of a long process. A clean sheet would be a good sign. We are working well in defence, we have the best goalie in the league and if we have the ball they won’t be able to create chances.

Lieke Martens: “We know Olympique have very good players but I feel good about my team and we are highly motivated. I’m very happy at this club. I want to stay here for another year.”

Vickey Losada: “Olympique are an incredible team but we know them better now we have played them. We have also been doing very well, and we’ll try to impose our style. Whatever happens in this game, we know this is just the beginning of something that can only lead to good things.”

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6.00pm CEST: Olympique Lyon are training in the Ferencváros Stadium. FC Barcelona will be doing likewise from around 7.30pm.

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5.40pm CEST: Lyon coach Reynald Pedros tells his press conference that the team is anything but complacent just because they have won the last three editions of this tournament: "Obviously we are the team to beat, but this is a 50-50 game. Barça are quite capable of beating us and we need to put out the right ingredients to make sure we keep the trophy".

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1.00pm CEST - Ahead of tomorrow's game, we take a look at Barça Women's opponents, Olympique Lyonnais. 

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LYON

11.15am CEST - The squad took a walk along the banks of the Danube on Friday morning before posing for a group photo. 

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10.00am CEST: Good morning from Budapest! Today is the day before the final and Barça Women will have their first contact with the Ferencváros Stadium. This will be, however, later this afternoon. At present, the team are eating breakfast at the hotel, and listening to a tactical briefing. This is the plan for Friday:

10.30am CEST - Morning walk through Budapest
6.30pm CEST - Press conferences prior to the final; Lluis Cortés, Vicky Losada and Lieke Martens
7.30pm CEST - Training at Ferencváros Stadium

Budapest
Budapest

Thursday 16 May

9.00pm CEST Take a look in photos at the trip to Budapest.

Away we go
Away we go

7.00pm: The team has arrived in Budapest, having landed around 7.00pm, and has gone to the team hotel.

Touchdown!
Touchdown!

5.00pm: Here's the first video we have of the team's departure for Budapest:

🤩 The departure of the club's expedition from the airport was quite a show!

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Viatge a Budapest del Barça Femení

3.15pm: The FC Barcelona Women's team are headed to Budapest this afternoon ahead of Saturday's UEFA Women's Champions League final. Here's the day's travel itinerary:

🛫 4.00pm: Departure for Budapest from Barcelona–El Prat airport

🛬 6.30pm: Arrival in Budapest and transfer to hotel

More than 50 journalists were on hand at the team's training ground for Wednesday's Media Day:

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