Barça Femení and VfL Wolfsburg Frauen are set to meet at the Philips Stadion in Eindhoven on Saturday, as both sides look to compete for the UEFA Women’s Champions League trophy. Both sides have won the tournament before – with Barcelona’s maiden win coming as recently as 2020/21, when they defeated Chelsea 4-0 in Sweden. Despite having lifted the trophy just once, they’ve established themselves as fierce contenders, reaching the final four times in the last five years.
VfL Wolfsburg haven’t won the competition in nine years – partly due to the dominance of Olympique Lyonnais, who have won six of the last seven finals. Both sides have had to overcome incredibly tough teams to reach this stage, including Arsenal and Chelsea, who were both eliminated in the semifinals.
There’s great news for Barcelona fans, as Jonatan Giráldez confirmed that Alexia Putellas is available for selection on Saturday – and added that she is fit enough to play 120 minutes if needed. While the manager didn’t give any hints as to his starting eleven, he said that he has already decided on his strongest lineup.
When asked about the players that are available for VfL Wolfsburg, Tommy Street simply replied that ‘all of the players are fit and ready. We have all options available, so that’s quite special.‘
Barça Femení: Paños; Rolfö, Mapi León, Paredes, Bronze; Putellas, Walsh, Bonmatí; Paralluelo, Oshoala, Hansen
VfL Wolfsburg: Frohms; Rauch, Janssen, Hendrich, Wilms; Roord, Oberdorf; Jónsdóttir, Popp, Huth; Pajor
Where can I watch?
Kickoff at the Philips Stadion is at 3pm UK time on Saturday, 3 June 2023. The game will be shown live on DAZN’s YouTube Channel – coverage starts at 2:30pm.