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A fun fact for you, Mariona Caldentey is the only player to score in every WCL campaign since the 2016/17 season!

Here are the three goals that sealed the three points:

Full-time! Eintracht Frankfurt 1-3 Barcelona

After a heroic defensive effort and bullet header from Freigang, Frankfurt were 1-0 up at the break but defending champions Barcelona came out firing in the second half. Two great goals from Paralluelo and another from Caldentey sealed all three points for the Spanish club in a clinical second 45.

90 + 1 min: There are two minutes added here as possession exchanges hands.

90 min: Corrales, on her European debut, puts in a great cross with her first touch but none of her teammates are there to pick it up. It comes in again and Johannes is there again to collect.

88 min: Guijarro is down here, no foul was given but she hasn’t got back to her feet yet. She eventually is up and looks okay to continue, Barca make more changes with Paralluelo and Batlle off for Lopez and Corrales

86 min: Pawollek sets Freigang off but her cross doesn’t reach a teammate in the area, Frankfurt are still gunning for a goal here and if they get one quickly it will be a thrilling end to this! Barca hit back but Guijarro’s shot is deflected and cleared.

84 min: Barcelona probably would have scored if Frankfurt performed as they did in the first half but who knows what the final result would have been, but those quick fire goals in the opening stages of the second half have just blown the hosts away. Back to the match and Frankfurt have a shot through Prasnikar but Panos saves well.

82 min: Frankfurt create a chance but Prasnikar is boxed out by Barca. The hosts are desperate for another though and they keep coming, Panos clear but not too far. Pina is then caught, Barca have a free kick and can clear.

80 min: It’s hit well by Bonmati but Pallowek clears. Barca make two more changes with Pina and Torreon for Bronze and Caldentey.

78 min: Barca with some nice patient build-up play sees Bronze loft the ball to Paralluelo but she can’t connect cleanly. Barca have a corner though as Wolter clears.

76 min: Pawollek wins a free kick but before it is taken Barca make a change, Graham Hansen is off for Brugts. The set piece is taken but Frankfurt are forced back to their keeper, it’s definitely a game of two halves this!

74 min: A great pass from Freigang to get Frankfurt up the pitch, the hosts need to be the next to score to get any hope of taking anything from this but Batlle does well to win the ball back. Barca are soon in the box themselves but are forced backwards.

72 min: How have Frankfurt not scored there? How? It was an incredible move and Panos looks to have stopped a cross from Anyomi but the keeper spills, Reuteler almost gets there but it’s wide! Reuteler is off for Grawe.

Geraldine Reuteler of Eintracht Frankfurt challenges Barcelona keeper Sandra Panos after she spilled the ball.
Geraldine Reuteler of Eintracht Frankfurt challenges Barcelona keeper Sandra Panos after she spilled the ball. Photograph: Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Getty Images

70 min: Batlle is booked for a foul on Reuteler and Frankfurt have a free kick in a good position. It’s well taken but Barca clear well to begin with, Bonmati is then challenged and so the visitors can breathe once more.

68 min: It’s whipped in and it’s a bit messy, Caldentey tries to cross but it is out for another corner. Leon takes the set piece once more but Johannes collects.

66 min: Boos rain down from the crowd as Panos takes her time to take a kick, Barca are rampant at the moment and are coming again. My word!! Kleinherne intercepts a cross from Bonmati and it was almost an own goal! It’s out for a corner.

64 min: Graham Hansen made a great run into the box and some poor defending saw Paralluelo pick up a pass to strike home. The hosts have crumbled, for all their hard work it looks like Frankfurt will come away with nothing.

GOAL! Eintracht Frankfurt 1-3 Barcelona (Paralluelo, 62′)

When it rains it pours! Another easy goal.

Eintracht Frankfurt's Virginia Kirchberger looks dejected as Barcelona's Salma Paralluelo celebrates scoring their third goal with teammates.
Virginia Kirchberger looks dejected as Eintracht Frankfurt go further behind. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

62 min: Barca look like a different team in this half, they are being clinical and have their eyes on the prize. Not that they were poor in the first half but their attack just wasn’t clicking.

60 min: Frankfurt need to not let this affect them, if they fade here Barca will run away with it. Crushing though after being 1-0 up but this is why Barca are defending champions.

GOAL! Eintracht Frankfurt 1-2 Barcelona (Caldentey, 59;)

It’s a good delivery again, Bronze heads it and Caldentey finishes it off.

Mariona Caldentey of Barcelona scores the team's second goal at Eintracht Frankfurt.
Mariona Caldentey fires home to give the visitors the lead. Photograph: Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Getty Images
Barcelona's Mariona Caldentey celebrates scoring their second goal with Aitana Bonmati.
Caldentey (right) celebrates with Aitana Bonmati. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

59 min: Barca comes forward through Bronze and Batlle takes a shot but Johannes collects and then Barca win a corner. It’s whipped in but Johannes comes and punches away – it is then out for another corner.

57 min: Prasnikar takes a heavy touch on the edge of the box and Barca are allowed to clear, Frankfurt being more brave in attack since conceding.

55 min: Here come Frankfurt and it’s well worked to the area but Paralluelo tracks back and wrestles possession back.

53 min: Anyomi is dispossessed and the ball is threaded to Bonmati but Johannes collects, that was a huge chance! Barca smell blood and they want to take full advantage.

51 min: Frankfurt must be frustrated that their defence, which was so good in the first half, was breached so easily there. Barca are hunting for a second, Frankfurt’s defence will have to stand strong now, Paralluelo almost gets a header but she can’t quite connect.

49 min: Batlle has so much room to cross it in and Paralluelo finishes a one-touch shot.

Barcelona’s Salma Paralluelo scores their equaliser against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Barcelona’s Salma Paralluelo slots home to get the visitors back on level terms. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters
Barcelona’s Paralluelo (right) celebrates with Aitana Bonmati after scoring their equaliser at Eintracht Frankfurt.
Paralluelo (right) celebrates with Aitana Bonmati. Photograph: Ronald Wittek/EPA

GOAL! Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Barcelona (Paralluelo, 48′)

Too easy for Paralluelo!

47 min: No changes to either team at half-time. Barca are on the attack and Paralluelo cuts it inside to Graham Hansen but her shot is over the bar.

Back underway! Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 Barcelona

The action is back for the second 45. Can the hosts continue their great form to secure the upset? Or will Barca hit back? All to come!

Here’s the goal that makes the difference so far:

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Half-time! Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 Barcelona

Well, well well! Who would have predicted this? Absolutely incredible defensive effort from the hosts and an electric header from Freigang sees the German club leading the defending champions. What a story.

45 min: Frankfurt deserve the lead here, their defence has been heroic and they take the opportunity that presented itself.

44 min: What a goal! No one tracked Freigang’s run and she had a free header. We have an upset on our hands”!

GOAL! Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 Barcelona (Freigang, 43′)

WOW! The corner is taken short, it’s popped in but Graham Hansen clears. It comes back in and Freigang scores!

Eintracht Frankfurt’s Laura Freigang heads home to open the scoring against Barcelona.
An unmarked Laura Freigang powers a header in to the net to give the home side the lead. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters
Frankfurt's Laura Freigang celebrates after opening the scoring against Barcelona.
Freigang celebrates. Photograph: Ronald Wittek/EPA

42 min: Leon pops the ball in but it is well cleared, Barca just can’t get the final part of the play to stick. OH MY WORD! Frankfurt go on the run and Anyomi gets the edge of the box, she puts in a cross but it was one that was goalward and Panos pushes it out for a corner.

40 min: Caldentey is passed to on the edge of the area but Johannes doesn’t even have to move to collect. Here come Frankfurt, it would be a real statement to get a goal here, Engen seems to put a shove in but no foul is given and Barca clear.

38 min: Frankfurt have a free kick in their own half, it sails to the edge of the box and Hanshaw pops it in but it can’t be controlled and Barca clear. Pawollek does well to repel the ball twice and Barca try to find an opener.

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