Barcelona FC are the champions of Europe after an unbelievable second-half comeback in the UEFA Women's Champions League final against Wolfsburg.
The German side was up 2-0 at half-time after Ewa Pajor scored in the 3rd and Alexandra Popp in the 37th minute, and things looked grim for Barcelona, though they had dominated possession in the first half.
But five minutes into the second half everything had changed after Patricia Guijarro quickly scored a brace of goals.
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Barcelona fans had to wait before their final celebrations, though, and the game was still tense as Sandra Panos twice managed saves from Ewa Pajor attempts.
However, Fridolina Rolfo scored the winning goal against her former side in the 70th minute. She said after, "I am so emotional...I never thought this would happen. At 2-0, at the beginning, I thought, we can do it. It was really hard but we showed so much mentality today and I am so proud of the team."
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Caroline Graham Hansen, who set up Guijarro's first goal, echoed her teammate's feelings:
"I think this game had every emotion you could possibly have. Two-nil down at halftime, I had a big flashback to last final [when Lyon defeated Barcelona 3-1]. And then [I] was like 'that's not going to happen again,' and then we go out there and turn the game around and win it."
This is Barcelona's second title after four appearances in the final. Wolfsburg last won in 2014.