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Barcelona 2-0 Eintracht Frankfurt: Women’s Champions League holders maintain perfect start

Patri Guijarro scores for Barcelona against Eintracht Frankfurt
Barcelona will be seeded in the quarter-final draw and play their second leg at home after winning their group

Holders Barcelona maintained their perfect start to the Women’s Champions League as they beat Eintracht Frankfurt to win Group A with a game to spare.

Patricia Guijarro fired past Stina Johannes from the edge of the box in the 19th minute to open the scoring.

England defender Lucy Bronze came close to scoring for Barca but headed an Ona Batlle cross against the post.

Frankfurt defended well, but Barcelona found a second when Caroline Graham Hansen drilled home from range.

Barcelona, who had already qualified for the quarter-finals, secured top spot before the game began after Rosengard had held Benfica to a 2-2 draw in the group’s earlier game.

Although Benfica dropped points, they have made sure of second place, thanks to Barcelona’s result.

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