Women's Champions League: Barcelona thrash Arsenal in Group C opener 
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Women's Champions League: Barcelona thrash Arsenal in Group C opener 

Arsenal Women suffered a humiliating defeat in the hands of Barcelona as they lost 4-1 in the Women's Champions League Group C opener. 

Mariona Caldentey, Alexia Putellas, Asisat Oshoala, and Lieke Martens each grabbed a goal as they helped Barcelona stun Arsenal.  

Frida Maanum scored the consolation for the Gunners, but only the performance of goalkeeper Manuela Zinsberger stopped it from being a really embarrassing evening as she made a host of saves, including from Putellas’ stoppage-time penalty.

The keeper had to face 37 shots as Barca showed why they are favorites to retain their title.

Zinsberger got a sense of the sort of night she was in for after just seven minutes as she had to produce a top save to deny Caldentey.

The Gunners were second best in every department and facing incessant Barca pressure.