Barça 4-0 Fortuna Hjørring: Huge step towards quarters
Hat-trick from Jennifer Hermoso and a fourth from Alexia put the team well on course for a place in the last eight of the Champions League
The Champions League is back and with it a fabulous display that has seen Barça put four goals past Danish side Fortuna Hjørring and get one foot into the quarter finals of the competition.
The Catalans dominated from the word go, and probably should have scored more goals than they actually did had it not been for a fantastic performance from the visiting goalkeeper. Even so, things are looking very sweet indeed for the game next Wednesday 10 March at 3.55pm CET.
Jenni Hermoso on fire
Jennifer Hermoso opened the scoring after just 12 minutes as she headed in a Graham cross at the far post. Six minutes later and the same thing happened. Another cross from Graham and another header from Jennifer Hermoso and that was 2-0.
Aitana, Patri, Graham and Jenni could all have stretched the lead, while the Danes tried to conjure something up on the counter, but to very little avail.
More of the same
After Aitana, Graham and Mariona had all come close, Jennifer Hermoso then completed her hat-trick, with the assist once again being supplied by Graham.
Visiting keeper Johansen managed to prevent Barça from running away with it, but even so there was still time for Alexia to send a fine free kick from Melanie into the back of the net to make it four.
Barça: Paños, Torrejón, Mapi León (Losada, min. 67), Pereira, Leila (Melanie, min. 67), Patri, Aitana (Hamraoui, min. 67), Alexia, Graham, Jenni Hermoso (Oshoala, min. 77), Mariona (Falcón, min. 77). Fortuna Hjørring: Johansen, Sara Andersen, Garnier (Frederiksen, min. 84), Moller Thomsen, Bruce, Frank (Hammer, min. 64), Snerle (Carstens, min. 84), Ochoa, Lundgaard (Janita Riley, min. 74), Dissing (Folds, min. 46), Moller Holdt. Goals: 1-0, J. Hermoso (min. 12); 2-0, J. Hermoso (min. 18); 3-0, J. Hermoso (min. 56); 4-0, Alexia