15-Pass Dream Move Another Example Of Just How Damn Good Barça Is Right Now

Through to the UWCL quarters with two games to spare.

Defending UEFA Women’s Champions League winner Barcelona booked its place in the quarterfinals with a 5-0 away destruction of Hoffenheim on Wednesday, bringing the team’s group-stage record to played four, won four, scored 15 and conceded one (remember that the group also contains WSL power Arsenal).

Back on Oct. 5 on the competition’s opening matchday, a 4-1 victory over the Gunners highlighted the unmatched style and quality of the Blaugranes’ play, and Wednesday was another reminder of the club’s current superiority over the rest of Europe.     

They can kill you from anywhere, as demonstrated by the fact Barça had five different goal scorers at Dietmar-Hopp-Stadion. Alexia Putellas got it started from the spot, Irene Paredes powered home a towering header for the second and the third was a flowing 15-pass move that began in Barça’s own area, broke Hoffenheim’s press, was worked wide left, switched wide right, brought back left and finished with Putellas finding Fridolina Rolfö in the area, who cut it back for Aitana Bonmatí to finish.

Marta Torrejón scored the fourth with a header and Ana Crnogorčević got the fifth.

Barcelona now returns to Primera División play, where the team’s record is played 10, won 10, scored 58, conceded two. Barça and Arsenal battle again on Matchday 5 of the UWCL group stage on Thursday, Dec. 9. It’s been confirmed the match will take place at the Emirates. 

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