Graham Hansen’s Barcelona take a big step towards Champions League final

(Barcelona – Wolfsburg 5-1) A beautiful goal from Caroline Graham Hansen (27) was one of the factors that determine Barcelona’s victory over Wolfsburg.

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Ten minutes into the semifinals of the Champions League, Caroline Graham Hansen accelerated. The Norwegian national team winger cut from 16 yards and violently and effectively sent off the last defender. He looked up and put the ball in the corner. Then one of the many cheers rang out tonight at the packed Camp Nou.

Barcelona attracted 91,553 viewers against Real Madrid last month. It was a new audience record. Women’s football is in for a hurricane, and even more so has made its way to the Champions League semi-finals against Wolfsburg. They probably didn’t regret the 91,648 people who attended.

In a landslide victory 5-1, Barcelona won for the 40th time in a row. In these matches, both as official matches and practice matches, the team has scored 195 goals, which gives an average of almost 4.9 goals per game. In the same period, they only conceded 16 goals.

After the semifinal against Wolfsburg, they were applauded by the crowd:

Even before Graham Hansen’s early goal, the score was 1-0 to Barcelona. Aitana Bonmati found space behind an inactive Wolfsburg defense and certainly scored the first goal of the night after three minutes.

It marked the start of the evening party in the Catalan capital, and Barcelona had actually made the match before the break.

Jennifer Hermoso ended Barcelona’s superb strike making it 3-0 from close range, before compatriot Alexia Putellas broke through the defense with a precise pass. Wolfsburg goalkeeper Almuth Schult had the ball in possession but failed to prevent a fourth setback of the night.

The German champions are really out of luck Blaugrana, who continued to attack mercilessly after a pause. Wolfsburg certainly weren’t completely harmless, and 20 minutes before Jill Roord played alone with the goalkeeper.

However, it was nothing more than a consolation goal. Because at the end of the match, Putellas again increased the advantage to four goals from the penalty spot. He is the top scorer in the Champions League with ten goals in eight games.

Shortly after the score was 5-1, Graham Hansen was substituted. Ingrid Syrstad Engen came on and had a few minutes of deafening cheers from over 90,000 people, she too.

The return match was due to be played on April 30, but Wolfsburg’s last hopes were shattered. In the second semifinal, there was an all-French clash between Ada Hegerbergs Lyon and capital club PSG.

PS! The women’s “world record” is from the unofficial World Cup final in 1971 between Denmark and Mexico at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. It operated with 110.00 and 112,500 spectators in a match which Denmark won 3-0 after three goals by 15-year-old Susanne Augustesen.

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