The ‘other’ pioneers of Barça: “Something was missing for them”

Barcelona faces this Saturday their fourth Champions League final in the last five years, a historic achievement in which he has not been alone. His fans have accompanied him on this long journey, which he has gone through at Johan Cruyff and the Camp Nou, and will also do so at the PSV Stadion in Eindhoven. “As in Turin, we will dye the streets with blaugrana”he affirms to AS Alba López, president of the first official supporters club of the women’s team, who will be on Dutch soil together with another 8,000 people to support their own. Formed by a hundred members and 90% female representation, ‘Totes Unides Fem Força’ was born as an idea in 2019 and became official in December 2022. They are the pioneers of the Barça stands.

“There was something exclusive for them missing”, López tells from Sabadell, where the club’s headquarters are located. “It took us a year and a few months to be official. We chose a very bad moment, with the change of Board and the disassociation of the federation of supporters clubs from the club, we even had to pay twicebut we did it.”

The president of the first women’s Barcelona club lives in this town located about 30 kilometers from Johan Cruyff, a stadium with a capacity for around 6,000 spectators that has registered the best average attendance in the F League and that the Blaugrana team has changed this year for the Camp Nou in the Champions League on a total of four occasions: 3-1 against Bayern and 6-0 against Rosengard in the group stage, and 5-1 to Roma and 1-1 against Chelsea in quarterfinals and semifinals respectively. “Johan is too small for us right now. He is very heavy what has grown the assistance ”, he points out.

Of the world spectator records last year against Real Madrid and Wolfburg can go on to participate in the registry of highest attendance in a women’s match played in the Netherlands this Saturday, since the 35,000 seats they’re already sold out.

“We will dye the streets of blaugrana before the party starts”

Alba López, president of the ‘Totes Unides Fem Força’ supporters club

“Nobody expected it and the players deserved it. It did not fit in me, it was super special. In Eindhoven, as in Turin, we will dye the streets with blaugrana before the party starts”. Perhaps the most listened to song of this season in the culé fiefdom will also resound thereNomés there is a queen, Alexia Putellas(“There is only one queen, Alexia Putellas” in Spanish).

Formed by a hundred people, around 90% of them women, the flights to Dutch lands took them last October and the hotel, in July. The confidence in his is total: “Barça has to be plugged in facing goal and that the midfield flow. It will be equalized, but I am very confident”. After the “little drama” of the final last year, lost to Lyon, the culé fans hope to fly their own for their second Champions League.

‘Theory of 2’

Like the vast majority of Blaugrana fans’ Twitter accounts, Alba López nor does it escape from that collective delusion called ‘Theory of 2’ that through coincidences, coincidences and/or evidence supports that Barcelona will culminate the 2022-23 season by raising their second Champions League. “I don’t even know where he came from, but I really believe in these things. This year I bought the Paredes shirt, which is number 2. The supporters club has become official in 2022… ”, he points out. Giráldez and his will be in charge of make it real

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