Lyon will be aiming to reclaim their European crown from Barcelona when they meet in the Women’s Champions League final in Turin tonight.
The French champions won five Champions Leagues in a row between 2016 and 2020, including a win over Barcelona in 2019, but their run was cut short by rivals PSG last season.
Instead, Barcelona beat PSG and then Chelsea to win the tournament for the first time and they’ve gone to incredible heights since, selling Camp Nou twice to set attendance records for the women’s game in their run to the final.
Led by Alexia Putellas, they have the opportunity to affirm their new supremacy in European football against a Lyon team which will want to prove that it remains the best team on the continent.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of tonight’s final.
When is the Women’s Champions League final?
The game kicks off at 6:00 p.m. BST on Saturday May 21 at the Juventus Stadium in Turin.
How can I watch it?
It will be shown live on ITV 4 in the UK, with coverage starting at 5.30pm. Like the rest of the competition so far, the action will also be available to stream live on the DAZN YouTube channel.
What’s up with the team?
In a boost to Barcelona, winger Lieke Martens has been deemed fit for the final. Barcelona are set to line up with some surprises, with Sandra Paños in goal behind a centre-back duo of Irine Parades and Mapi Leon. Right-back Marta Torrejón slots in to allow Fridolina Rolfö to fly in the other side. In midfield, Patri holds while Aitana Bonmatí and Alexia Putellas roam. Jennifer Hermoso plays as a false nine that can drop in midfield while Caroline Graham Hansen and Martens offer threat from long range.
Ada Hegerberg’s return has been huge for Lyon following his ACL injury and the Norwegian striker will lead the line. France captain Amandine Henry is an important presence in midfield while central defender and skipper Wendie Renard and goalkeeper Christiane Endler are perhaps the best at their positions in the world.
Barcelona: Panos; Marta, Parades, Mapi Leon, Rolfo; Patri, Bonmati, Putellas; Graham Hansen, Hermoso, Martens
Lyons: Endler; Charpentier, Fox, Mbock Bathy, Bacha; Henry, Egurrola, Horan; D Cascarino, Hegerberg, Macaire
Barcelona are an immaculate football team and can prove it on the biggest stage and against the toughest opponents. Barcelona 3-1 Lyon
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