Catarina Macario made history on Saturday when she became the first American to score in a UEFA Champions League final. Macario and her club Lyon faced Spanish powerhouse and defending champions Barcelona in Turin, Italy, and had a sensational first half.
With Lyon leading 2-0, Macario netted the third goal in the 33rd minute with a poacher’s finish at the far post. Lyon went on to win 3-1.
Macario Goal vs Barcelona
.@catarinamacario taps in a third for Lyon!
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) May 21, 2022
Catarina Macario becomes the first US international to score in a Champions League Final. pic.twitter.com/5gUQD0kwUw— Attacking Third (@AttackingThird) May 21, 2022
Macario has done what no other American, woman or man, has ever accomplished. The 22-year-old kid from São Luís, Brazil, who moved to San Diego at the age of 12 has completed a feat that no other USWNT player has ever accomplished at the club level.
Some of the biggest USWNT stars like Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Christen Press and Ali Krieger have competed in the UEFA Champions League final, but none have found the back of the net on the biggest club stage.
Conngratulations to Macario on a historic moment for U.S. soccer.