Jonas Eidevall’s Arsenal side take on Bayern Munich in the second-leg of their UWCL quarter-final looking to overturn a 1-0 deficit. Lea Schüller’s 39th minute header was enough to give Bayern the win last week in the Allianz Arena, but they will know that they will need to score more against a strong Arsenal side in front of their home fans in order to progress to the UWCL semi-finals for the third time in five seasons.
Arsenal, on the other hand, are still the only English side to have ever won the Women’s Champions League, but haven’t progressed to the semi-final stage of the competition for a decade. The Emirates is expected to be well over a third-full as Arsenal look to build on their thrashing of North London rivals Spurs from the weekend.
The meeting between the two sides also marks a return to England for former Manchester City star and Euro 2022 winner Georgia Stanway, now of Bayern Munich.
The big news from the Arsenal camp is the sad admission from Sarina Wiegmann that Beth Mead is very unlikely to make the World Cup in the summer, as she continues her recovery from an ACL injury picked up in November. Steph Catley and Vivianne Miedema are also out of the squad with injuries at the moment. Lina Hurtig is doubtful to make this game, but she could be on the bench.
In terms of Bayern Munich, Linda Dallmann, Giulia Gwinn, Carolin Simon and Tainara are all absent, although they will travel to London to cheer on their teammates.
Jonas Eidevall: “We can beat any team at any time and that’s a great feeling.
“We know it will be determined by small details but we know we have a chance. You know everything is possible.
“With an away-goals rule this would have been really complicated to manage as if we’d conceded it puts us in a tough situation. Now we just need to win the football match.
“We still need to be attacking, create goal-scoring opportunities and need to do it with balance so we win.”
Arsenal: Zinsberger; Wienrother, Williamson, Wubben-Moy, Maritz; McCabe, Little, Wälti; Pelova, Blackstenius, Foord
Bayern Munich: Gross; Rall, Viggósdóttir, Kumagai, Hansen; Zadrazil, Stanway; Lohmann, Magull, Bühl; Schüller
Where can I watch?
Kickoff for this tie at the Emirates Stadium is on Wednesday 29th March at 20:00 UK time. It will be broadcast for free on DAZN’s UEFA Women’s Champions League YouTube channel.