Lyon tries to snatch back the throne from Barcelona in the Champions League final – PSG’s handsome audience record didn’t help in the semi-finals

Lyon tries to snatch back the throne from Barcelona in

Barcelona advanced to the final with a crushing victory in the first round. Lyon held his ground in Paris. Both home teams set an audience record in the second semi-final of the semi-finals.

1.5. 00: 39 • Updated 1.5. 00:40

In the final of the Women’s Soccer Champions League on May 21 in Turin, the Spanish FC Barcelona and the French Lyon will meet.

On Saturday, Barcelona lost 0-2 to Germany Wolfsburg in the second semi-finals, despite a 64 percent possession of the ball. Shots per goal were recorded for Barcelona 6-4.

The German striker was in charge of Wolfsburg’s goals in the second half Tabea Wassmuth and a Dutch midfielder Jill Roord.

However, Barcelona could afford to lose as they had won the opening match at home 5-1. At the time, the Camp Noulla match was followed by 91,648 spectators, a new women’s football record. In that match, Barcelona broke an earlier record that the club had made in the quarterfinals against Real Madrid.

25-year-old Wassmuth climbed to the top of the Champions League scorer standings alongside Barcelona Alexia Putellas with. Both have finished ten hits this season.

At the Wolfsburg home stadium, the match was watched by 22,057 spectators, a record-breaking audience for women at Wolfsburg.

Wolfsburg won the Women’s Champions League in 2012-13 and 2013-14.

Barcelona are playing in the final for the second time. Last year, it crushed Chelsea 4-0 in the final.

A great header from Ada Hegerberg – after a year break in Lyon in the final

Barcelona will face Lyon, which is striving for an absolute return. The French club won the Champions League five times in a row in 2016–2020. In total, it has seven championships. Last season, Lyon lost to PSG in the quarterfinals.

PSG has been a losing party in the final twice, and it won’t win a trophy even now. Lyon had won the first round 3–2 and the second round ended 2–1 in its favor. Lyon will reach the finals with 5-7 goals.

Norwegian striker, awarded the best in the world in 2018 Ada Hegerberg took Lyon to the lead in the second inning with a great header in the 14th minute of play. Hegerberg is the all-time top scorer in the Champions League with 58 hits.

PSG still got into the fight when Marie-Antoinette Katoto got the ball into the net in the 62nd minute.

French defender Wendie Renard sealed the match and Lyon’s victory after 83 minutes Selma Bachan free kick network.

The Parc des Princes also set an audience record when the match was watched by a record number of PSG women, 43,255.

PSG set off for the second semi-final in the middle of the storm. Midfielder Kheira Hamraoui was already out of the first half. According to the French newspaper L’Equipe, the reason was Hamraouin and Sandy Baltimoren incident between team rehearsals on the morning of the game day.

This is not the first time that the Parisian club’s locker room is bubbling and Hamraoui is at the center. In midfield, a midfielder Aminata Diallo was arrested on suspicion of beating Hamraoui. One suspicion was that Diallo had organized the assault on Hamraoui.

However, Diallo was released two days later and, through his lawyer, vehemently denied the offense. The case is still pending.

A treat is expected from the final, when the champions of the two previous spring, the long-time success of Lyon and the “upscale” women’s football Barcelona, ​​will face each other. Barcelona became the first Spanish team in the finals of the Women’s Champions League in the spring of 2019, but at that time the championship was still taken by Lyon.

– We have to win again to get our place back at the top of world football. We have a chance to do it this season. We have never lost against Barcelona, ​​created still lifes by Ada Hegerberg According to The Guardian (moving to another service).