Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain face off for a UEFA Girls’s Champions League ultimate place on Sunday with little to inform between the groups after their 1-1 first-leg draw.
Jenni Hermoso struck early for the guests final Sunday, her competition-leading sixth in Europe this season. However Alana Cook dinner received her first skilled objective to degree for Paris, having been switched to right-back to permit Ashley Lawrence to maneuver into broad assault within the harm absence of Kadidiatou Diani, who hopes to be match for the journey to Barcelona.
Barcelona themselves may have Patri Guijarro again from suspension and in addition the choice of beginning Asisat Oshoala, who got here off the bench within the first leg after a spell out following foot surgical procedure. Reaching the ultimate wouldn’t be new territory for both aspect; Paris made it in 2015 and 2017 (overcoming Barcelona within the second of these semis) whereas the Blaugrana received there in 2019.
Final six video games: WWWWLW
Final match: Madrid CF 0-2 Barcelona, 28/04
The place they stand: 1st in Primera División, Copa de la Reina quarter-finals
Paris Saint Germain
Final six video games: DWWWLW
Final match: Paris Saint-Germain 1-1 Barcelona (UEFA Girls’s Champions League semi-final first leg), 25/04
The place they stand: 2nd in Division 1 Féminine
Barcelona: Paños; Torrejón, Pereira, Mapi León, Ouahabi; Losada, Guijarro, Putellas; Graham Hansen, Hermoso, Martens
Paris: Endler; Cook dinner, Paredes, Dudek, Morroni; Geyoro, Formiga, Däbritz; Lawrence, Katoto, Baltimore
View from the camps
Lluis Cortes, Barcelona coach: “We are able to compete towards anybody and subsequently we are able to beat Paris. If we do issues proper, we may have possibilities to get via. We should be careful for counterattacks.”
Patri Guijarro, Barcelona midfielder: “Our stadium is a stronghold. Having followers will give us additional power and additional motivation. For myself and the membership it will be very particular to make a second ultimate.”
Olivier Echouafni, Paris coach: “All the things stays potential. We had a bit of extra time to organize for this return match. We knew the qualities of this Barcelona workforce. They confirmed them to us within the first leg. However now, we are going to do all the pieces to qualify. There can be 90 minutes, perhaps 120. Possibly penalties. However now, all the pieces is all the pieces is feasible. Now we have this capacity to play good away video games and sometimes puncture the defences of opposing groups.”
Irene Paredes, Paris captain: “It is going to be a battle between two massive groups who wish to go to the ultimate. We should win tomorrow. We’re pressured to attain following the primary leg outcome. Now we have confidence in ourselves.”