This 12 months’s event contains a 16-team group stage for the primary time, with the Gunners and Barcelona paired in Group C together with debutants Hoffenheim and HB Koge.Tuesday evening’s match was a contest between two of European soccer’s most in-form groups, with reigning Primera Liga champions Barca having scored 35 objectives in 5 straight wins to date this time period and Arsenal having triumphed of their first 9 matches throughout all competitions below new supervisor Jonas Eidevall.But it was largely one-way site visitors on the Johan Cruyff Stadium, with objectives from Mariona Caldentey and Uefa Women’s Player of the Year Alexia Putellas giving the dominant hosts a wholesome half-time lead.READ MOREAsisat Oshoala made it three shortly after the interval, although Arsenal did enhance and hit again via Frida Maanum.However, substitute Lieke Martens restored Barca’s three-goal benefit earlier than Putellas noticed a stoppage-time penalty saved by Manuela Zinsberger.Follow Barcelona vs Arsenal response with Standard Sport’s LIVE weblog beneath!Barcelona vs Arsenal highlightsLive updatesShow latest updates
163346726894 minutes: Penalty to Barcelona!Nobbs – who now has the Arsenal armband – slides in on Putellas and referee Adamkova has no hesitation as she factors to the spot.Putellas steps up… and it’s saved by Zinsberger!163346705290 minutes: Three minutes of added time signalled on the Johan Cruyff Stadium.Panos gingerly will get again to her toes.163346701989 minutes: Parris is livid after being penalised for a foul on Barca goalkeeper Panos, who bravely dived at her toes.Panos is down and in want of remedy.163346697087 minutes: Barcelona nonetheless appear so contemporary right here as they give the impression of being so as to add additional gloss to an already one-sided scoreline.Zinsberger makes an excellent point-blank cease to disclaim Paredes and Vilamala then heads narrowly large.163346683184 minutes: Barca despatched on Vilamala for Caldentey shortly earlier than their fourth objective.1633466872GOAL! Barcelona 4-1 Arsenal | Lieke Martens 83’83 minutes: Martens has been threatening ever since she got here on and now has her objective.She will get behind Williamson, collects a low go and strives into the field earlier than lofting the ball over the dedicated Zinsberger.163346659581 minutes: Martens with one other effort that’s despatched narrowly large of the far submit.163346641978 minutes: Rolfo replaces Crnogorcevic for Barcelona, whereas Arsenal now ship on Iwabuchi for Little.Foord had her identify taken for a foul on Putellas.Another probability for Martens goes over the bar.1633466153GOAL! Barcelona 3-1 Arsenal | Frida Maanum 74’74 minutes: Arsenal have been loads higher over the past quarter-hour or so and Heath’s unbelievable free-kick supply from the suitable bounces in from shut vary off Norwegian midfielder Maanum.Only a comfort or the beginning of a formidable late fightback?!