Wolfsburg have cemented their place in the Champions League final on Sunday after defeating Barcelona, 1-0. They will face either Lyon or Paris Saint-Germain for the title on Sunday, exclusively on CBS All Access.
It was an even match outside of possession, with both teams finding opportunities in the final third and producing quality looks. The breakthrough eventually came for Wolfsburg as Fridolina Rolfö scored for the German side after a bit of chaos in the box when Ewa Pejor attempted a bicycle kick. Pejor made contact with the ball, but it was Rolfö who slot the rebound into the back of the net to snap Barcelona's 870-minute scoring drought.
Barcelona, the 2019 UEFA Women's Champions League runners-up, would still find opportunities down the stretch but could not find the finishing even as they utilized substitutions down the stretch.
Wolfsburg: While their top scorer didn't end up on the score sheet, they were able to go toe-to-toe with the 2019 runners-up. Going up against a Spanish side that also retains the ball in the build-up, Wolfsburg were able to concede the ball a bit in an effort to get looks on goal. Of their 12 shots, four were on target, with the breakthrough coming in at the hour-mark thanks to Rolfö. The German side will take on either Paris Saint-Germain or Lyon, two teams with extensive Champions League experience, and it could result in another tightly contested, closed matchup.
Barcelona: A rough showing. They outshot their opposition 16-12, but only one shot was on target. Despite the abysmal shot conversion ratio, the Spanish side did plenty to put itself into positions for potential success. Asisat Oshoala, Jenni Hermoso and Caroline Graham Hansen were left short despite the work they put in front of goal. The offensive finishing wasn't there, something that perhaps followed the team out of its quarterfinal against Atletico Madrid. Whether it was feeling jaded by the official, who the team questioned constantly throughout the day over some calls, or lack of execution, Barcelona's Champions League campaign ended in heartbreaking fashion.
Wolfsburg 1, Barcelona 0 (FINAL)
⚽ Wolfsburg: Fridolina Rolfö (58')