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The Barça Women's team reached the UEFA Women's Champions League round of 16 on Wednesday night after knocking out Juventus with a 2-1 win at the Johan Cruyff Stadium.
Alèxia and van der Gragt each scored as Barça beat the Italian outfit, 4-1 on aggregate.
Barça are undefeated at their new digs, and had previously scored huge league wins over Tacón and Atlético Madrid.
Juventus, already down 2-0 on aggregate before the match started, were forced into attacking to keep their European dream alive. Junge Pedersen had an early chance for the Italians but Barça responded by taking control of the midfield through Hamraoui, Alexia and Aitana Bonmatí.
van der Gragt ices it
Barça's first goal was a team effort that allowed Alexia to finish a cross by Marta Torrejón. Eight minutes later, van der Gragt scored off a corner kick.
Barça dominated the rest of the way, controlling all facets of the game and leaving Juve with little chance. Second-half substitutions Mariona and Jennifer Hermoso could have netted Barça a third goal, but both came up against the woodwork.
Staskova pulled one back for Juve in the 79th, but it was too little, too late.
FC Barcelona 2,
FC Barcelona: Paños, Van der Gragt (Patri, 52’), Torrejón, Mariona (Candela, 71’), Hamraoui, Alexia, Aitana, Leila, Graham (Hermoso, 62’), Pereira, Oshoala.
Juventus: Giuliani, Hyyrynen, Gama, Gallu, Cernola, Rosucci (Caruso, 61’), Aluko, Girelli (Staskova 78’), Boattin, Junge Pedersen, Sembrant.
Goals: 1-0, Alexia (32’); 2-0, Van der Gragt (38’); 2-1, Staskova (79')
Referee: Esther Staubli (Switzerland)
Venue: Estadi Johan Cruyff
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