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Six things you need to know about Barcelona Femení

Undefeated in the league

Barcelona are on a 26 match winning streak in the league and have been crowned Champions of the Primera Iberdrola 16 points clear of Levante in second and with five games left to play.

The Catalan queens have scored 128 goals in the league and 24 goals in the Champions League (leaders) while just conceding 11 in both competitions. 

The latest league titles is Barcelona’s sixth with their first coming in the 2011/12 season. They’ve won the league, Copa de la Reina, now can they get the triple with the Champions League? 

Jenni Hermoso is ruthless in front of goal

The Spanish striker will be looking to steal the Champions League golden boot from Fran Kirby as both are tied with six goals each. 

Jenni Hermoso has 16 goals and 8 assists in the league and is currently 5th in the Primera Iberdrola all-time goal scorers with 177 goals. 

Since she returned to Barcelona, she’s managed 53 goals in 56 games and has become Spain’s all-time goal scorer with 42 goals in 82 matches.

A goal scorer to look out for in this final…

Visça el Barça

Nine players currently in the Barcelona squad have been brought up through the infamous La Masia academy. 

These players grew up watching Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona with a lot of their influence coming from Barça’s most successful era and it’s showing on the pitch. 

Alexia Putellas takes inspiration from Iniesta and so do her other midfield teammates, Patri Guijarro and Aitana Bonmati, who are also La Masia graduates. Putellas has 192 caps for Barcelona being with the first team for almost a decade. 

From Johan Cruyff to Pep Guardiola to Lluis Cortes, the Barcelona philosophy and style of play radiates throughout this squad.

Viva España

What’s in the paella? Just 5 of 25 Barcelona players are foreign, in comparison to Chelsea where only 9 of 24 players are English. 

La Masia graduates have been mentioned, but what a testament to Spanish football is this Barcelona side who showcases the quality in their country.

In Spain’s 1-0 win over the Netherlands, 8 of the starting 11 were Barcelona players. There’s a big future for Spanish players, they can reach the final of a Champions League, can we now see them reach a final in the coming years on the international stage?

Alexia Putellas goes down in history

Barcelona’s Camp Nou is the largest stadium in Europe with a capacity of 99,354. Sadly no one was around to see Alexia Putellas score the first women’s professional goal at Camp Nou on January 6, 2021. 

A 5-0 win over Espanyol was the first official women’s football match played at the stadium with the first match being played 50 years ago in 1970. But back then the women’s team wasn’t officially part of the club, unable to use the club’s name or colours. 

Now, the women’s team has their own stadium, names on the back of their shirts, their own sponsorship, just won the league title and is playing in the Champions League final. 

Get tattooed by Mapi Leon

The Barcelona midfielder has a knack for tattoos and dreams of opening her own tattoo studio after retiring. 

Mapi Leon has numerous tattoos on her arms, back, and hands. Her most intruiguing one is on the front of her neck and reads “Looks can be deceiving”

She practices on herself to get familiarised with tattooing skin, so she has plenty of little tattoos done by herself on her left hand including a UFO on the top and a rose on her palm.

One of her best friends invited Mapi to her tattoo studio to practice and gain experience, only further Mapi’s passion. It keeps the Barcelona player happy outside of football so she can perform her best in a Champions League final for example.