Chelsea play Barcelona within the UEFA Girls’s Champions League remaining at 21:00 CET on Sunday 16 Could at Gamla Ullevi, Gothenburg.
Neither crew have beforehand lifted this trophy however the winners would be the first membership to have clinched each the lads’s and ladies’s UEFA Champions Leagues. Chelsea are of their debut remaining whereas Barcelona have reached the showpiece as soon as earlier than, dropping 4-1 to Lyon in Budapest two years in the past.
The place to observe: TV/streams
Lyon’s five-year reign is over, nevertheless, after they misplaced within the quarter-finals to Paris Saint-Germain, themselves then overwhelmed by Barça. As for Chelsea, they defeated Bayern München within the final 4, which means this would be the first remaining with out both a German or French crew for the reason that 2007, when Arsenal – with present Chelsea supervisor Emma Hayes on their teaching workers – defeated Sweden’s Umeå.
Chelsea go into the sport at full power aside from the long-term absence of right-back Maren Mjelde. Barcelona, nevertheless, not solely have centre-back Andrea Pereira suspended however the inspirational Alexia Putellas educated individually on Saturday with a thigh closely strapped, whereas ahead Asisat Oshoala just isn’t lengthy returned from foot surgical procedure.
View from the camps
Emma Hayes, Chelsea supervisor: “The gamers are all in good spirits. We have a number of expertise within the dressing room and are simply trying ahead to kick-off. For [Barcelona] to knock out each Man. Metropolis and PSG is a sign of their qualities. They’re very environment friendly going ahead, defensively they’re excellent. We’ve got to play to our strengths and ensure we give attention to our robust attributes.
“I shall be each one in all [the fans] throughout the recreation. We’re unhappy all our family and friends cannot be right here however the realities are we’re used to that and we’re one recreation away from being European champions. I would not need to be in one other dressing room. The most effective two groups in Europe are within the remaining and it’ll make an exquisite spectacle.”
Magdalena Eriksson, Chelsea captain: “It feels surreal that we’re right here and can play right here. I’ve performed right here so many instances for my nationwide crew [Gamla Ullevi is the home of the Sweden women’s team]. I am actually proud we have this far and might’t await the sport.
“It will likely be an enormous problem after all, Barcelona are a fantastic crew. Barcelona have wonderful gamers up entrance and throughout the entire crew. We all know them, their strengths, we have now a great plan of easy methods to cease them and we’ll do every little thing we will.”
Lluís Cortés, Barcelona coach: “I believe the sensation is sweet. We’re about to play a historic recreation, we’re very enthusiastic, we have now ambitions, additionally confidence. The sport may be very completely different to Budapest  and the sensations are completely different. That day we had an excessive amount of respect and concern of our opponents however now we have now confidence. Chelsea are an excellent crew however we have now our choices.
“We expect an identical Chelsea to how they’ve been the entire season. We do not suppose they’d change that a lot for one opponent. They do not want possession, they’re good in defence and needn’t have the ball to win the sport, they’ve finished that within the Champions League. However we’re ready to search out some house in opposition to a extra defensive block, and we all know their weak factors if we will put them underneath stress.”
Vicky Losada, Barcelona captain: “We have labored onerous for 2 years. We have modified how we prepare however we play effectively collectively. Not simply outcomes however how we win. We’re at all times all collectively, working forward, we’re stronger than we have been – we do not need to miss our probability this time.
“We have been saying within the dressing room that it’s a pity the followers will not be with us. We all know we have now a duty to them. We dream of the Champions League and we play for the ladies who dream with us. We are going to struggle to win the Champions League for them.”
Meet the groups
Doable XI: Berger; Charles, Brilliant, Eriksson, Andersson; Leupolz, Ingle, Ji; Tougher; Kirby, Kerr
Injured: Maren Mjelde (right-back)
Spherical of 32: Benfica 8-0agg
Spherical of 16: Atlético 3-0agg
Quarter-finals: Wolfsburg 5-1agg
Semi-finals: Bayern München 5-3agg
Season high scorer: Fran Kirby (6)
Earlier greatest: semi-finals (2017/18, 2018/19)
2019/20: didn’t enter
In depth: Chelsea
- Solely the second English finalists after London rivals Arsenal took the title in 2007.
Final six video games: WWWLDW
Final match: Chelsea 5-0 Studying, 09/05
The place they stand: FA Girls’s Tremendous League champions, FA Girls’s Cup spherical of 16, FA WSL Cup winners
Chelsea key gamers
Doable XI: Paños; Torrejón, Guijarro, Mapi León, Ouahabi; Losada, Hamraoui, Putellas; Graham Hansen, Hermoso, Martens
Suspended: Andrea Pereira (defender)
Injured: Andrea Falcón (ahead/winger)
Uncertain: Alexia Putellas (midfielder)
Spherical of 32: PSV Eindhoven 8-2agg
Spherical of 16: Fortuna Hjørring 9-0agg
Quarter-finals: Manchester Metropolis 4-2agg
Semi-finals: Paris Saint-Germain 3-2agg
Season high scorer: Jenni Hermoso (6)
Earlier greatest: runners-up (2018/19)
In depth: Barcelona
- Had been the primary finalists from Spain in 2019 and now hope to be the champions from a fifth completely different nation after Germany, Sweden, England and France.
Final six video games: WWWWDW
Final match: Granadilla Tenerife 0-1 Barcelona, 09/05
The place they stand: Primera División champions, Copa de la Reina semi-final
Barcelona key gamers
Referee: Riem Hussein (Germany)
Assistants: Katrin Rafalski (Germany), Sara Telek (Austria)
Fourth Official: Katalin Kulcsár (Hungary)
VAR: Bastian Dankert (Germany)
Assistant VAR: Christian Dingert (Germany)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Julia Magnusson (Sweden)
Venue: Gamla Ullevi
No tickets shall be on sale for the ultimate on the Gamla Ullevi stadium
As a consequence of present restrictions applied by the native authorities in Sweden, the UEFA Girls’s Champions League shall be performed behind closed doorways and due to this fact no tickets shall be on sale.
UEFA Girls’s Champions League
2019/20: Wolfsburg (FRA) 1-3 Lyon (FRA) – San Sebastián
2018/19: Lyon (FRA) 4-1 Barcelona (ESP) – Budapest
2017/18: Wolfsburg (GER) 1-4 aet Lyon (FRA) – Kyiv
2016/17: Lyon (FRA) 0-0 aet, 7-6 pens Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) – Cardiff
2015/16: Wolfsburg (GER) 1-1 aet, 3-4 pens Lyon (FRA) – Reggio Emilia
2014/15: FFC Frankfurt (GER) 2-1 Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) – Berlin
2013/14: Tyresö (SWE) 3-4 Wolfsburg (GER) – Lisbon
2012/13: Wolfsburg (GER) 1-0 Lyon (FRA) – London (Chelsea)
2011/12: Lyon (FRA) 2-0 FFC Frankfurt (GER) – Munich
2010/11: Lyon (FRA) 2-0 Turbine Potsdam (GER) – London (Fulham)
2009/10: Lyon (FRA) 0-0 aet, 6-7 pens Turbine Potsdam (GER) – Getafe
UEFA Girls’s Cup
2008/09: Zvezda-2005 (RUS) 1-7 agg Duisburg (GER)
2007/08: Umeå (SWE) 3-4 agg FFC Frankfurt (GER)
2006/07: Umeå (SWE) 0-1 agg Arsenal (ENG)
2005/06: Turbine Potsdam (GER) 2-7 agg FFC Frankfurt (GER)
2004/05: Djurgården (SWE) 1-5 agg Turbine Potsdam (GER)
2003/04: Umeå (SWE) 8-0 agg FFC Frankfurt (GER)
2002/03: Umeå (SWE) 7-1 agg Fortuna Hjørring (DEN)
2001/02: Umeå (SWE) 0-2 FFC Frankfurt (GER) – Frankfurt
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