Barcelona shines again in yet another El Clasico, they scored two late goals as they came from behind to beat rivals Real Madrid and take the first-leg advantage in their Champions League quarter-final tie. Olga Carmona stunned the Spanish champions in the eighth minute when she rolled in from Esther Gonzalez’s pass.
Barcelona female Beat Madrid Female in El Clasico
But Barcelona equalized in the second half through Alexia Putellas’ penalty. The comeback goals came from Claudia Pina and Putellas as the game ended 3-1 in favor of Barca. Relive the historic first El Clasico in the Women’s Champions League
It was barely a week after the male team thrashed Real Madrid in their El Clasico 4-0 the ladies have done even worst to their rivals Real Madrid. It was heartbreak for Real, who had looked for a long while like they were going to stun their opponents in El Clasico the first time it has taken place in the Champions League.
Real have never beaten Barcelona but the turning point was the penalty decision, with the referee awarding a spot-kick eight minutes into the second half after a check by the Video Assistant Referee for a foul by Carmona on Caroline Graham Hansen.
Barcelona dominated after that as they looked to find a winner, with Pina firing over from a good position and Jennifer Hermoso heading wide. The two sides will meet at Barcelona’s Nou Camp stadium for the return leg on the 30th of March and that game is set to be an incredible occasion, with more than 70,000 tickets sold.
The winner of this tie will play either Arsenal – the only English side left in the competition – or Wolfsburg for a place in the final.