Women’s Champions League quarter-finals: tie-by-tie analysis and verdicts | Women’s Champions League

Bayern Munich v Paris Saint-Germain

The reigning German and French champions have met as soon as within the Champions League with Paris Saint-Germain securing a 4-1 combination win, after a 1-0 first leg defeat, within the final eight of the 2016-17 competitors. Each groups look very completely different right this moment. PSG have been eradicated by Barcelona within the semi-finals final season, having overwhelmed Lyon 2-1 away after a 1-0 house defeat to progress on away targets. Additionally they acquired the higher of the seven-times Champions League winners domestically, beating them to the title and ending Lyon’s 14-year dominance of the league. PSG acquired right here by topping Group B with out conceding whereas scoring 25 occasions in six video games, with six targets coming from the Canada ahead Jordyn Huitema. Bayern returned to the summit of the Frauen Bundesliga final season after shedding out to Wolfsburg for 4 consecutive seasons. They too reached the semi-finals final season however exited to Chelsea, shedding 4-1 at Kingsmeadow after a 2-1 house win. This time they completed runners up in Group D behind Lyon after a shock 0-0 draw with Benfica of their opening sport and a 2-1 defeat at Lyon.

Predicted winner PSG

Juventus v Lyon

Juventus’s reward for reaching a primary quarter-final is a tie with the competitors’s most embellished aspect. The Italian champions got here via the ‘group of demise’ behind Wolfsburg and on the expense of final season’s runner’s up, Chelsea. A powerful efficiency to take a degree at Kingsmeadow, holding Chelsea at bay when Emma Hayes’s staff had not gone a sport with out scoring, was a spotlight. The striker Cristiana Girelli’s 4 targets constituted a 3rd of their tally. Beneath the previous Arsenal supervisor Joe Montemurro Juventus have continued their development however getting previous Lyon can be an enormous assertion. The French membership have a degree to show having gone out to PSG final season after 5 back-to-back titles. Lyon have a brand new supervisor – their former participant Sonia Bompastor – and have their star striker Ada Hegerberg again after a prolonged spell out with an ACL harm and some setbacks. The 26-year-old Norwegian holds the report for probably the most Women’s Champions League targets scored with 56, together with three on this marketing campaign. The US ahead Catarina Macario additionally scored three of Lyon’s 19 group stage targets.

Predicted winner Lyon

Tabea Waßmuth
Tabea Waßmuth is the highest scorer on this season’s competitors. {Photograph}: Cathrin Mueller/Reuters

Arsenal v Wolfsburg

Arsenal, England’s solely staff to have lifted a European title, in a historic quadruple-winning season in 2007, have a troublesome process in opposition to Wolfsburg. There are a few acquainted faces within the German staff’s squad, with the Dutch duo Dominique Janssen and Jill Roord having hung out at Arsenal, the latter leaving final summer season. Wolfsburg reached the 2013 remaining with a 4-1 combination win over Arsenal earlier than occurring to win the competitors. This season they topped Group A and knocked out Chelsea within the course of with an emphatic 4-0 house win after a 3-3 draw at Kingsmeadow. Third within the Frauen Bundesliga, with a sport in hand over second-placed Hoffenheim, Wolfsburg have the Champions League’s prime scorer this season, Tabea Waßmuth getting eight targets within the group stage. Arsenal stuttered into the knockout section with a 4-1 loss to Hoffenheim. Having received three and misplaced three of their group fixtures Arsenal have the worst report of the certified groups and a bruising 8-1 combination loss to the holders, Barcelona, confirmed that Jonas Eidevall’s aspect are removed from having the ability to compete with Europe’s absolute best.

Predicted winner Wolfsburg

Actual Madrid v Barcelona

The ladies’s el clásico, elevated to the European stage for the primary time, is a a lot much less developed rivalry than within the males’s sport. Barcelona have received all three of the golf equipment’ conferences since Actual rebranded the unbiased aspect Tacón in 2020, having taken cost of the staff the previous yr. The Primera División champions, Barça have scored 24 targets and conceded just one within the group, of their 4-1 house win in opposition to Arsenal, with the Ballon d’Or winner Alexia Putellas the staff’s prime scorer with 5. Barcelona sit on the prime of the Spanish league with 14 wins from 14, incomes an 11-point lead over second-placed Actual Sociedad, and have scored 79 league targets, conceding 4. Actual are struggling to duplicate the shape that noticed them end second final time period. They’re eighth, 22 factors behind their quarter-final opponents and have six wins from 14 video games. Actual want a miracle to achieve the semi-finals of their debut Champions League season on the expense of a persistently rampant Barcelona. The Catalan membership will likely be absolutely eyeing their path to the ultimate, with Arsenal or Wolfsburg, who beat them in a one-off sport throughout the pandemic to achieve the 2019-20 remaining, ready for the winners of this tie.

Predicted winner Barcelona

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