On paper, this could have been a final

On paper, this could have been a final.

Reigning champions Barcelona are top of LaLiga with five wins and 35 goals in five games. Arsenal had won nine games from nine under new boss Jonas Eidevall. 

But the Gunners will be pleased this was just the opening game of the group stage.

Outplayed and outwitted in the Catalonian capital, Eidevall’s side succumbed to a 4-1 defeat and karenroterdavis have work to do if they want to finish top of their group.

Barcelona swept aside Arsenal in their opening Women’s Champions League group match

Mariona Caldentey (centre) broke the deadlock for the Catalan side on the half-hour mark

Caldentey took advantage of some sloppy Arsenal defending to slide the ball into the net

The Barcelona players celebrate with Caldentey after getting the opener on Tuesday night


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