Barcelona player ratings as Barça overturned a 1-0 first-leg deficit to reach the Women’s Champions League final at the expense of Chelsea.

Barcelona player ratings as Barça overturned a 1-0 first-leg deficit to reach the Women’s Champions League final at the expense of Chelsea.

Barca will look to retain their crown against either Paris Saint-Germain or Olympique Lyonnais in next month’s final in Bilbao.

Barcelona player ratings

GK: Cata Coll – 7/10 – Like Hampton did herself justice with a string of fine saves. Also exceeded when Chelsea tried to drop crosses and corners on her head.

RB: Lucy Bronze – 7/10 – Brought in for some much-needed experience and fulfilled that quota. Barcelona were much calmer for her presence.

CB: Irene Paredes – 6/10 – Fortunate that a back-pass to Coll wasn’t punished by Chelsea. Otherwise endured a quiet game.

CB: Ingrid Engen – 6/10 – Filled in well at centre-back and was barely troubled in dangerous areas by Chelsea’s attackers.

LB: Ona Batlle – 6/10 – Tucked inside onto her natural right foot in attack and helped Barcelona defend narrower going the other way.

CM: Keira Walsh – 7/10 – Sat at the base of midfield dictating the tempo that Chelsea tried so desperately to slow down.

CM: Patri Guijarro – 8/10 – Came up with the assist that started Barcelona’s comeback. Brought that extra bit of ingenuity which her side missed in the first leg.

CM: Aitana Bonmati – 8/10 – You could take away her goal and winning of the penalty and still see that Bonmati was the best player on the pitch. Those contributions proved to be winning bonuses.

RW: Caroline Graham Hansen – 7/10 – Showed flashes of her brilliance though didn’t trouble Chelsea for extended periods.

CF: Salma Paralluelo – 6/10 – Didn’t hold the ball up well enough against Chelsea’s physically imposing back three, though did have more luck running in behind even if she didn’t provide any goals herself.

LW: Fridolina Rolfo – 7/10 – Like Graham Hansen was made to work for space to operate on the wing. Converted the crucial penalty to send Barcelona into the final.

Substitutes

SUB: Mariona Caldentey (67′ for Batlle) – 6/10

SUB: Claudia Pina (86′ for Graham Hansen) – 6/10

SUB: Alexia Putellas (90′ for Bonmati) – N/A

Subs not used: Sandra Panos (GK), Gemma Font (GK), Jana Fernandez, Marta Torrejon, Bruna Vilamala, Esmee Brugts, Vicky Lopez, Martina Fernandez

Manager

Jonatan Giraldez – 7/10 – Barcelona weren’t at their best but they got the job done and will have a chance to defend their title in Bilbao.

Player of the match – Aitana Bonmati (Barcelona)

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