- Associated Press - Monday, April 23, 2018

NYON, Switzerland (AP) - Barcelona’s teenagers were crowned European champions by beating Chelsea 3-0 in the UEFA Youth League final on Monday.

The teams have combined to win four titles in the competition’s five-year history, though Barcelona outclassed Chelsea to regain the trophy it last won in 2014.

Barcelona’s 17-year-old Venezuelan forward Alejandro Marques scored in each half, and Abel Ruiz added a third in stoppage time.

Chelsea twice hit the frame of the Spanish side’s goal in the second half when trailing by two goals.

The English club won back-to-back UEFA youth titles in 2015 and 2016. Salzburg won the other title last year.



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