2021 UEFA Women's Champions League Final
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Event2020–21 UEFA Women's Champions League
Date16 May 2021 (2021-05-16)
VenueGamla Ullevi, Gothenburg
RefereeRiem Hussein (Germany)
Attendance0
WeatherCloudy night
12 °C (54 °F)
87% humidity
2020

The 2021 UEFA Women's Champions League Final was the final match of the 2020–21 UEFA Women's Champions League, the 20th season of Europe's premier women's club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 12th season since it was renamed from the UEFA Women's Cup to the UEFA Women's Champions League. It was played at the Gamla Ullevi in Gothenburg, Sweden on 16 May 2021, between English club Chelsea and Spanish club Barcelona. Due to local restrictions in Sweden caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the match was played behind closed doors.

As both sides' men's teams have won the Champions League as well – Chelsea won their maiden in 2012, while Barcelona won their fifth and most recent in 2015, one of the clubs will be the first club to have won both men's and women's UEFA Champions League titles. For Chelsea, it also became the first club ever to see its men's and women's teams reach the Champions League final in the same season, having qualified for the UEFA Champions League Final as well.

Teams

In the following table, finals until 2009 were in the UEFA Women's Cup era, since 2010 were in the UEFA Women's Champions League era.

Team Previous finals appearances (bold indicates winners)
England Chelsea None
Spain Barcelona 1 (2019)

Venue

This will be the first UEFA club competition final hosted at the Gamla Ullevi, and the first hosted in the city of Gothenburg since the 2004 UEFA Cup Final at the Nya Ullevi. The stadium previously hosted matches at UEFA Women's Euro 2013 and the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Host selection

An open bidding process was launched on 28 September 2018 by UEFA to select the venues of the finals of the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, and UEFA Women's Champions League in 2021. Associations had until 26 October 2018 to express interest, and bid dossiers must be submitted by 15 February 2019.

UEFA announced on 1 November 2018 that two associations had expressed interest in hosting the 2021 UEFA Women's Champions League final and on 22 February 2019 that one association submitted their dossier by the deadline.

Bidding associations for 2021 UEFA Women's Champions League Final
Country Stadium City Capacity
 Sweden Gamla Ullevi Gothenburg 16,600

The Czech Football Association expressed interest in nominating Sinobo Stadium in Prague but eventually did not submit a bid.

The Gamla Ullevi was selected by the UEFA Executive Committee during their meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan on 29 May 2019.

Road to the final

Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away).

England Chelsea Round Spain Barcelona
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Knockout phase Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Portugal Benfica 8–0 5–0 (A) 3–0 (H) Round of 32 Netherlands PSV 8–2 4–1 (A) 4–1 (H)
Spain Atlético Madrid 3–1 2–0 (H) 1–1 (A) Round of 16 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring 9–0 4–0 (H) 5–0 (A)
Germany VfL Wolfsburg 5–1 2–1 (H) 3–0 (A) Quarter-finals England Manchester City 4–2 3–0 (H) 1–2 (A)
Germany Bayern Munich 5–3 1–2 (A) 4–1 (H) Semi-finals France Paris Saint-Germain 3–2 1–1 (A) 2–1 (H)

Pre-match

Officials

On 4 May 2021, UEFA named German official Riem Hussein as the referee for the final. Hussein has been a FIFA referee since 2009, and previously officiated at UEFA Women's Euro 2017 and the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. She will be joined by her compatriot Katrin Rafalski and Sara Telek of Austria as assistant referees. Katalin Kulcsár of Hungary will serve as the fourth official, while Julia Magnusson of Sweden will be the reserve assistant referee. Hussein's fellow countrymen Bastian Dankert and Christian Dingert will work as the video assistant referee and assistant VAR officials, respectively.

Match

Details

A draw was held on 12 March 2021, 12:00 CET (after the quarter-final and semi-final draws), at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland to determine which semi-final winner would be designated as the "home" team for administrative purposes.

16 May 2021 (2021-05-16)
21:00 CEST
Chelsea England 0–4 Spain Barcelona Gamla Ullevi, Gothenburg
Attendance: 0
Referee: Riem Hussein (Germany)
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Leupolz Goal 1' (og)
Putellas Goal 14' (Pen)
Bonmatí
Hansen Goal 36'
Chelsea
Barcelona
GK 30 Flag of Germany Ann-Katrin Berger
RB 7 Flag of England Jessica Carter
CB 4 Flag of England Millie Bright
CB 16 Flag of Sweden Magdalena Eriksson (c)
LB 21 Flag of England Niamh Charles
CM 8 Flag of Germany Melanie Leupolz Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
CM 5 Flag of Wales Sophie Ingle Booked in the 38th minute 38'
CM 10 Flag of South Korea Ji So-yun Substituted off in the 73rd minute 73'
RW 14 Flag of England Fran Kirby
CF 23 Flag of Denmark Pernille Harder
LW 20 Flag of Australia Sam Kerr Substituted off in the 73rd minute 73'
Substitutes:
GK 1 Flag of Sweden Zećira Mušović
GK 28 Flag of England Carly Telford
DF 3 Flag of England Hannah Blundell
DF 25 Flag of Sweden Jonna Andersson
DF 29 Flag of England Jorja Fox
MF 11 Flag of Norway Guro Reiten Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
MF 17 Flag of Canada Jessie Fleming
MF 24 Flag of England Drew Spence
FW 9 Flag of England Bethany England Substituted on in the 73rd minute 73'
FW 22 Flag of Scotland Erin Cuthbert Substituted on in the 73rd minute 73'
FW 33 Flag of England Agnes Beever-Jones
Manager:
Flag of England Emma Hayes
GK 1 Flag of Spain Sandra Paños
RB 8 Flag of Spain Marta Torrejón Substituted off in the 82nd minute 82'
CB 12 Flag of Spain Patricia Guijarro
CB 4 Flag of Spain María Pilar León
LB 15 Flag of Spain Leila Ouahabi Booked in the 67th minute 67' Substituted off in the 82nd minute 82'
CM 14 Flag of Spain Aitana Bonmatí
CM 10 Flag of France Kheira Hamraoui
CM 11 Flag of Spain Alexia Putellas (c) Substituted off in the 71st minute 71'
RW 16 Flag of Norway Caroline Graham Hansen Substituted off in the 62nd minute 62'
CF 7 Flag of Spain Jennifer Hermoso Substituted off in the 71st minute 71'
LW 22 Flag of Netherlands Lieke Martens
Substitutes:
GK 13 Flag of Spain Cata Coll
GK 25 Flag of Spain Gemma Font
DF 3 Flag of Spain Laia Codina
DF 5 Flag of Spain Melanie Serrano Substituted on in the 82nd minute 82'
DF 18 Flag of Switzerland Ana-Maria Crnogorčević Substituted on in the 82nd minute 82'
DF 23 Flag of Spain Jana Fernández
MF 6 Flag of Spain Vicky Losada Substituted on in the 71st minute 71'
FW 9 Flag of Spain Mariona Caldentey Substituted on in the 62nd minute 62'
FW 20 Flag of Nigeria Asisat Oshoala Substituted on in the 71st minute 71'
FW 24 Flag of Spain Bruna Vilamala
Manager:
Flag of Spain Lluís Cortés

Assistant referees:
Katrin Rafalski (Germany)
Sara Telek (Austria)
Fourth official:
Katalin Kulcsár (Hungary)
Reserve assistant referee:
Julia Magnusson (Sweden)
Video assistant referee:
Bastian Dankert (Germany)
Assistant video assistant referee:
Christian Dingert (Germany)

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of five substitutions, with a sixth allowed in extra time.

See also

External links

UEFA Women's Champions League
UEFA Women's Cup era, 2001–2009
2001–02 · 2002–03 · 2003–04 · 2004–05 · 2005–06 · 2006–07 · 2007–08 · 2008–09
UEFA Women's Champions League era, 2009–present
2009–10 · 2010–11 · 2011–12 · 2012–13 · 2013–14 · 2014–15 · 2015–16 · 2016–17 · 2017–18 · 2018–19 · 2019–20 · 2020–21 · 2021–22
UEFA Women's Cup era, 2001–2009 finals
2002 · 2003 · 2004 · 2005 · 2006 · 2007 · 2008 · 2009
UEFA Women's Champions League era, 2009–present finals
2010 · 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2014 · 2015 · 2016 · 2017 · 2018 · 2019 · 2020 · 2021 · 2022 · 2023
202021 in European football (UEFA)
Domestic leagues

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Domestic cups

Croatia · England · Germany · Iceland '20 '21 · Moldova · Norway '20 '21 · Portugal · Spain · Sweden · Wales

League cups

England · Portugal · Scotland

UEFA competitions

Women's Champions League (qualifying rounds, knockout phase, Final)

International competitions

UEFA Women's Euro 2022 (qualification) 2021 Women's Euro Under-19 (qualification) 2021 Women's Euro Under-17 (qualification)

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