Barca Women Win 2nd Straight Champions League Title

Barca Women Win 2nd Straight Champions League Title
Barca Women Win 2nd Straight Champions League Title

While the Barcelona men's team is at a low ebb yet again, their women's side is moving from strength to strength and captain Alexia Putellas warned "we'll be back for more" after winning a second successive women's Champions League.

They defeated rivals Lyon for the first time in Bilbao to claim Champions League final victory and secure a first quadruple, which they celebrated with thousands of fans back home.

Barca are currently women's football's most dominant force with three Champions League triumphs in four years.

With the Spanish Super Cup in the bag they sealed a fifth consecutive Liga F title with four games to spare, before hammering Real Sociedad to claim the Copa de la Reina.

Thousands of fans gathered at the city's town hall in the Plaza Sant Jaume to greet the team, who carried the team's four trophies through the streets.

"Whenever I come here I can hardly speak, that's a good thing," said Putellas, who had partied with her team-mates into the night in Bilbao.

"We have the third Champions League, the second in a row, we have made history winning the four trophies, that is thanks to everybody."

Putellas insisted Barcelona were not finished yet. "We will keep making history, we'll be back for more."

Barcelona coach Jonatan Giraldez, leaving at the end of the season to take over US side Washington Spirit, thanked the club's back-room staff.

Players sang songs with fans from a balcony looking over the thousands of supporters gathered in the square.

The club have not announced their new women's team coach but are expected to appoint one of Giraldez's assistants, Pere Romeu, to the post, opting to keep the ship as stable as possible.

Barcelona have been ridiculed this week for their treatment of men's team coach Xavi Hernandez, sacked just weeks after they said he would stay, but their women's team continues to make the city proud.