Barcelona beats Chelsea 3-0 in UEFA Youth League final

Chelsea's defender Reece James, left, fights for the ball with Barcelona's defender Juan Miranda, right, during the UEFA Youth League final soccer match between Britain's Chelsea FC U-19 and Spain's FC Barcelona Juvenil A, at the stadium Colovray Sports Centre, in Nyon, Switzerland, Monday, April 23, 2018. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)

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.

Updated April 23, 2018

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