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.
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.
When it rains it pours! Another easy goal.
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.
It’s a good delivery again, Bronze heads it and Caldentey finishes it off.
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.
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.
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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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”!
WOW! The corner is taken short, it’s popped in but Graham Hansen clears. It comes back in and Freigang scores!
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.