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Real Madrid 1-3 Barcelona summary: score, goals and highlights, Women's Champions League

Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Alexia Putellas celebrates after scoring her team's third goal during the women's UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at the Alfredo di Stefano

Real Madrid 1-3 Barcelona: as it happened


- GOAL 94' | Putellas gets her brace

- GOAL 81' | Pina finishes sweetly into the corner

- GOAL 53' (pen) | Putellas equalises for Barcelona from the spot

- 38' | Madrid's González hits the bar

- 27' | Hermoso heads wide for Barcelona

- GOAL 8' | Real Madrid take the lead through Olga Carmona

Barcelona Femení extend unbeaten run

Barcelona have now won 35 games in a row in all competitions, scoring 177 goals and conceding just 9.

They are the current Spanish champions and could win another Champions League this year.

Barcelona win again in Madrid

It has been a successful couple of days for Barcelona teams in Madrid. The men's won 4-0 on Sunday and just 48 hours later, the women's take a 3-1 lead into the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie with Madrid next week. 

Barcelona turn it on in second half

Real Madrid led at the break but Barcelona scored three second half goals to win the first leg in Madrid. 

Putellas equalised for Barca from the penalty spot. Substitute Pina then put the away side ahead before Putellas added a third right at the death. 

Madrid will be disappointed after a superb opening half. They travel to Barcelona next week for the second leg. 

FT: Real Madrid 1-3 Barcelona

Putellas has her second and Barca's third. It's a superb finish from Putellas. She dinks Misa after a nice through-ball by Guijarro.





Barcelona have a free-kick out on the left. It's a great ball into the box but Engen is unable to find the net with the free header. 

Can Madrid find an equaliser?


There will be four minutes added on.


Misa punches over the bar as Barcelona go close to grabbing a third from their corner.


Barcelona change:

OFF Bonmati

ON Engen


Real Madrid begin to show their frustration. They were ahead but now trail and have never beaten Barca.


González gets a yellow for taking down Hermoso. 

Pina gives Barcelona the lead

Substitute Claudia Pina comes on to score for Barcelona. 

Real Madrid 1-2 Barcelona

Pina scores for Barcelona from 10 yards. It's a fine finish into the bottom corner, low and hard. It's her first Champions League goal. Barcelona have the lead!



BARCELONA take the lead!!!


Madrid changes:

OFF Maite Oroz

ON Nahikari Garcia


Putellas takes a pot shot but Peter blocks it for Madrid. Madrid come forward through Moller and recycle it back. Oroz sends a super ball wide but Barcelona eventually win it back. 

Real Madrid have more subs warming up. 


A reminder that this is the first leg. The return leg is in Barcelona next week, so Barca are not panicking just yet. 


Bonmati works it out to Graham Hansen but it's a poor delivery from the latter. 1-1


Madrid get on top of Putellas once again. The Ballon d'Or winner is fouled and it's a free to the Catalans. 

Madrid have won 8 of their last 9 games. Their only defeat in that run was against tonight's opponents Barcelona. 

Barcelona have beaten Madrid in their last five meetings and have 20 minutes to extend that unbeaten run. 


Fouls committed:

Real Madrid - 11

Barcelona - 7


Teresa Abelleira fouls Putellas and gets a yellow.


Real Madrid changes:

OFF Galvez

ON Andres

OFF Carmona

ON Moller

Moller scored a hat-trick in Matchday 2 of the Champions League. 

Now Madrid are getting their changes ready to come on. Madrid have never beaten Barcelona...


Barcelona change:

OFF Pereira

ON Paredes


Graham Hansen looks to bend one into the far top corner but she leans back and skies it high and wide. 


Barcelona are about to make a couple of changes.


Hermoso heads over the bar. Graham Hansen delivers an excellent ball in from the right but the striker is unable to hit the target. 1-1


Barcelona have really upped the ante now and are looking to take the lead at the Alfredo Di Stéfano.


Great chance for Barcelona!

Pina blazes over from 6 yards out after Rolfoe squared it back to her.

Barcelona are back in the game

Putellas scores her 23rd goal of the season for Barcelona.

Real Madrid 1-1 Barcelona


ALEXIA PUTELLAS scores for Barcelona from the penalty spot!!!

She puts it into the right corner of the net. 

That looks harsh on Real Madrid...




The referee is going to have a look now...


Graham Hansen goes down! Appeals for a penalty but there probably isn't enough in that. She goes over in the box. It's going to VAR.

Barcelona made a half-time change:

OFF Leila Ouahabi

ON Claudia Pina

If you're just joining us, Real Madrid are leading 1-0, after Carmona's first half strike.


Barcelona get us underway for the second half!

Real Madrid lead at the break

Madrid have been very impressive in the first half, playing with intensity and not giving Barcelona the space they are used to having.

Barca look frustrated and have been unable to conjure up any real chances in the opening 45 minutes. 

HT: Real Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Olga Carmona)


Oroz takes a corner from the left. Peter crosses the ball back in but it goes out and the referee blows the whistle for half-time. 


Oroz is fouled. Madrid have a free-kick in the centre circle. 


There will be two minutes added on!


Graham Hansen crosses to the back post. Ouahabi picks it up but sends it straight into Misa's hands. 


It's Real Madrid first ever season in the Champions League and they will be taking plenty of positives from this first half performance. 


Graham Hansen crosses from the right. Madrid clear it and it's a corner to Barca. The corner comes to nothing and the ball ends up back in Madrid's hands.


González is through once again. Panos denies her low effort. Barcelona are really under the cosh now. Madrid could be leading 2-0. 

González takes it down so well, spins, and unleashes the effort from 8 yards, but the bar saves Barcelona on this occasion. 


González cracks the bar with a super volley!

It was almost 2-0 to Madrid!


Barcelona have found it difficult to handle Madrid's players running at them and pick up their second yellow of the night. Madrid are leading 1-0. 


Ouahabi fouls Del Castillo and Madrid have a free-kick. It's a yellow for Ouahabi.


Hermoso finds space on the edge of the box. The ball comes off a Madrid defender and Barca get their first corner. Misa comes out to grab the corner.

Alberto Toril's Real Madrid team are the first newcomers to reach the quarter-finals since Manchester City in 2016/17.

Carmona remains down for Madrid. Madrid will be pleased how this has gone so far. 


Bonmati is booked for Barcelona for a challenge on goalscorer Carmona. 


González is through on goal for Madrid but she is flagged for offside.


Barcelona are looking more and more dangerous now as Hermoso heads wide from six yards. They continue to construct down the right. 


Guijarro shoots from the edge of the box! But Rodríguez gets down well to save. 

Real Madrid continue to defend well on the edge of their box. Barcelona have struggled to break Las Blancas down at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano. Olga Carmona's early goal has the home side ahead in their debut season Champions League season. 


Ballon d'Or winner Alexia Putellas is taken down and Barcelona have a free. Madrid have two players marking Putellas, Barcelona's dangerwomen. 


Barcelona are now starting to make the ball work. Graham Hansen eventually gets it on the right and crosses into the box. Lucia Rodriguez heads it clear. 1-0


Possession stats:

Real Madrid - 45%

Barcelona - 55%

Tonight's quarter-final encounter is the first-ever El Clásico bout on the European stage between these two sides.


Barcelona have yet to create any clear chances in the opening 17 minutes. They're not used to being behind and look a bit rattled. 


Real Madrid get a corner on the left after some good play involving Carmona. 

The ball falls to Zornoza on the edge of the box but she fails to get a clean strike and it's straight at Panos. 


Madrid force more mistakes from Barcelona. Their press is working and they haven't given the away side a minute. I'm not sure Barca expected such intensity from Las Blancas.

Olga Carmona gives Madrid the lead

The Spain international scores from just inside the box after eight minutes. 

Real Madrid 1-0 Barcelona

Carmona holds her nerve and buries it past Panos in the Barca goal.

It's her second goal in the Champions League.



Carmona gives Madrid the lead!

Madrid are not giving Barcelona any time on the ball. This Barcelona time are on an incredible run, winning every one of the 34 games they have played in all competitions, scoring 174 goals and conceding just 8.


Rolfoe crosses from the left but Real Madrid take it out of defence. Madrid have started well and are pressing Barca high. 

In the last meeting between the sides, Barcelona won 5-0 to clinch the league title. 


Putellas gets a touch on the deep cross from the left but is unable to hit the target.


Jennifer Hermoso is fouled and it's an early free-kick for Barcelona.

The sides are wearing the same colours as the men's teams on Sunday night, with Madrid in all-black and Barcelona in their yellow strip. 

We're underway at the Alfredo Di Stéfano!

It's Real Madrid vs Barcelona

And the teams are on their way out for the first El Clásico in the Women's Champions League. 

Kick-off is just minutes away!

Madrid have won 8 of their last 9 games. Their only defeat in that run was against tonight's opponents Barcelona. 

Barcelona have beaten Madrid in their last five meetings. 

Alberto Toril's Real Madrid side are the first newcomers to reach the quarter-finals since Manchester City in the 2016/17 campaign.

Match stat

Barcelona have won by a margin of four goals or more in each of their last four UEFA Women's Champions League matches.

FT: Bayern 1-2 Paris

Paris will take a lead back to France for next week's second leg after they beat Bayern 2-1 in their quarter-final match this evening.

Katoto scored in either half, but Bühl's late free-kick – the first goal Paris have conceded in this season's UEFA Women's Champions League – gives them something to take with them into next week.

Real Madrid's warm-up well underway

Real Madrid's players are out on the grass at the Alfredo Di Stéfano, warming up ahead of tonight's clash with Barcelona. 


Barcelona's perfect season

Barça Femení have had a wonderful season, winning every one of the 34 games they have played in all competitions, scoring 174 goals and conceding just 8.

Tonight, they will be hoping to continue their winning streak. 

The men's team had an emphatic win in the Spanish capital on Sunday, beating Real Madrid 4-0 at the Santiago Bernabéu.

Alexia Putellas

A woman with her dog walk past a mural by Italian street artist TvBoy depicting FC Barcelona's Alexia Putellas in Barcelona on March 20, 2022. (Photo by Josep LAGO / AFP)

First European meeting between sides

We're now entering the business end of the Women's Champions League season.

Tonight's quarter-final encounter is the first-ever El Clásico bout on the European stage between these two sides.

Alberto Toril's ladies head into the game after beating UDG Tenerife 2-0.

Real Madrid reached the last eight of the continental competition having finished runners-up in Group B with four wins.

Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano

Tonight's venue is the Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano in Madrid. Kick-off is in under an hour!

Barça beat Madrid in recent league match to clinch title

Barça Femení beat Real Madrid 5-0 on 13 March to win the Spanish title with six games remaining.

They are therefore favourites heading into tonight's game in Madrid. 

Barcelona Femení aiming for consecutive titles

Barcelona Femení are looking to retain the Champions League title they won for the first time last season

They are currently on an incredible 34-game run, scoring 174 goals and conceding just eight.

Barcelona starting XI

Barcelona have named their starting XI for the first leg match in Madrid. 

Real Madrid team to face Barcelona

Real Madrid have named their starting XI for their Champions League clash with Barcelona. 


Real Madrid vs Barcelona Women's Champions League: how to watch on TV, how to stream online

All the information you need on how to watch Real Madrid play Barcelona in the Women's Champions League at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano on Tuesday 22 March.

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Hello and welcome to AS USA's live coverage of this Women's Champions League quarter-final first leg between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano in Madrid. 

Kick-off is at 4:00 pm ET / 1:00 pm PT.


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