Rampant Barcelona Femeni destroy Levante in Super Cup final

Barcelona Femeni win the 2024 Supercopa de Espana
PHOTO | X: @BarcaFem // Barcelona Femeni win the 2024 Supercopa de Espana

The final match of the Supercopa de Espana between Barcelona Femeni and Levante ended in a victory for the Catalan side. Barcelona were totally ruthless as they put seven goals past their opponents to secure their first title this season.

Following their 4-0 victory over Real Madrid in the semifinal, the Blaugrana were pitted against Levante UD who had defeated Atletico Madrid to secure a spot in the final. However, the game didn’t seem like a final for the champions who easily tore their opponents apart in a 7-0 win.

Playing their usual pattern of dominating possession and relentlessly attacking the opposition, Barca outclassed Levante who barely had any sights on goal.

Ona Batlle came really close to opening the scoring for the Blaugrana in the 2nd minute of the game but saw her effort tipped over the crossbar by the goalkeeper. In response to that, Levante broke through the right flank and a straight run at the Barcelona defense led to a shot that veered slightly wide off the post.

Salma Paralluelo was denied the opening goal in the 8th minute thanks to an incredible save from the Levante goalkeeper. However, the young forward persisted and opened the scoring in the 12th minute, finishing from close range with an assist from Caroline Graham Hansen.

Salma Paralluelo opens the scoring against Levante
PHOTO | X: @BarcaFem // Salma Paralluelo opens the scoring against Levante

In the 24th minute, Caroline Graham Hansen scored after a defender blocked Patri Guijarro’s shot on goal. The rebound fell to the Norwegian forward, who fired a shot to the top corner at the near post.

In the 26th minute, Aitana Bonmati saw her shot strike the base of the goalpost, however, Barcelona did not waste the chance created as Salma Paralluelo controlled the rebound and passed to Ona Batlle, who scored with her first touch.

Barcelona broke free with Graham Hansen and went on the counter in the 36th minute. The Norwegian and Aitana Bonmati then engaged in a quick one-two, with the latter’s back heel pass sending the former through on goal for Barcelona’s fourth goal of the match.

Salma Paralluelo also got her brace in the 46th minute after a brilliant solo run from Lucy Bronze led to a goal scoring opportunity for the Blaugrana. Bronze breezed past her marker and found Ona Batlle on the overlap on the opposite side of the field. The Spanish full-back then made her way into the box before sending a low ball across the face of goal for Salma Paralluelo to finish.

Barcelona was already 5-0 ahead by the end of the first half and the second half only seemed a formality for the champions. However, ruthless Barcelona put the game beyond any reasonable doubt in the second half, scoring two more goals to secure their hold on the trophy.

In the 54th minute, Caroline Graham Hansen completed a hat trick by scoring a goal similar to her first, with an assist from Aitana Bonmati.

Three minutes later, Aitana Bonmati brilliantly sent the ball beyond the goalkeeper to score Barcelona’s seventh goal after Ona Batlle played her in.

Vicky Lopez missed a chance to make it eight for Barcelona in the 68th minute as she saw her shot saved by the goalkeeper. Claudia Pina almost scored in the 79th minute when she caught the goalkeeper out of position with a long-range effort from a freekick. The goalkeeper recovered in time to push the ball over the crossbar and keep the scoreline at 7-0.

Barcelona ended the game 7-0 winners and successfully retained the Supercopa de Espana title. The win helped the Blaugrana secure their first title this season, and their performance gives hope of many more to come.

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