DIRECT. OL – Barcelona (0-0): a balanced opposition between two favorite teams

DIRECT. OL – Barcelona (0-0): a balanced opposition between two favorite teams
DIRECT. OL – Barcelona (0-0): a balanced opposition between two favorite teams

MT. A first equal period

At the end of the first 45 minutes, the two teams fought a fierce battle. Lyon had opportunities to take the advantage, notably with Bacha and Renard’s posts, but the Catalans could also have opened the scoring through Hansen or Guijarro.

45′ – Hansen very close to opening the score

The number 10 wins her duel against Selma Bacha and arrives to the right of the area. Trying to cross his shot, his attempt skimmed the post and ended up going out of goal.

43′ – Diani is not stingy with his efforts

It’s not the first time, but Kadidiatou Diani recovers the ball from Hansen’s feet before gaining valuable points to make her teammates breathe.

41′ – Balance is established

After 41 minutes, the observation of a balanced game is clear. Both teams have had several highlights so far.

38′ – Cascarino tries his luck

The winger goes inside and presents himself at the entrance to the area to arm. His shot is deflected and goes for a corner.

35′ – Paredes saves Barça

The defender intervenes against Diani to intercept Cascarino’s cross, to the right of the area. Despite technical waste, Lyon shows its dangerousness in sequence.

32′ – Lyon no longer controls the ball

Since Horan’s loss of the ball, OL seem less calm, while Barça are in a strong moment.

30′ – Guijarro almost opens the scoring

The Lyonnaises almost made me lie! Horan plays it too easy and loses the ball at 18 meters. Captain Guijarro recovers and presents herself against Endler, who blocks the angle well.

28′ – Lyon responds

Experienced, the Lyonnaises, despite their inferior possession, are for the moment not worried by the Catalans.

26′ – Coll not reassuring

The Barcelona goalkeeper struggled to grasp the cross sent by Van de Donk, but no Lyon player followed.

25′ – Three times more passes for Barça

OL completed 52 passes after 25 minutes, compared to 162 for Barcelona.

23′ – Diani brings the block up

The former Parisian recovers the ball in her half and progresses. Cascarino is then alerted on the right. Despite superb control, she is unable to follow up behind.

21′ – The pace drops slightly

After a fast-paced first twenty minutes, the tempo of the game calms down a little, logically.

20′ – The game leans a lot to the right

For the moment, the Spanish offensives and possession phases are mainly focused on the right side.

18′ – Barça have possession

Barcelona has 56% possession, compared to 44% for Lyon.

16′ – Authoritarian fox

The central comes to replace his side and tackles the ball cleanly to prevent Hansen from progressing.

14′ – What an opportunity for OL!

After a ball released by the Barça goal, Wendie Renard takes the ball with the right… on the post! An action which comes after Bacha had found the bar on the previous action. Lyon’s turn to push now!

12′ – Cascarino lacks spontaneity

Served by Diani who had fixed, the international tricolor carries out too neutral control and sees his cross blocked.

10′ – Hansen hurts OL

The winger drops Carpenter on the right and crosses to the far post, but Paralluelo’s recovery is not precise enough.

9′ – OL’s block is lower

Sonia Bompastor’s players play in the middle position, without looking too high for their opponents.

7′ – Barça gains confidence

After a timid first few minutes, Barça regained control of the ball and tried to bypass the Lyon block from right to left.

6′ – Paralluelo for the Catalans’ first shot

After some nice work from Hansen on the right side, Paralluelo is served in the area at the penalty spot, but crushes her shot too much.

4′ – First alert in the Barça area

Diani is found on the right of the area and sends a cross to Cascarino, who makes a mistake.

3′ – Irene Paredes on the ground

The Barcelona defender suffered from contact with Kadidiatou Diani. She leaves the field in tears, before finally returning to her place.

2′ – Cascarino at the dry cleaner

The Lyon player hampers the Barcelona recovery, but Barça escapes with a 6 meter.

1′ – Here we go!

Kick-off of this Champions League final in San Mamés. It is the Lyonnaises who are taking action.

The competition anthem sounds

Only two minutes left before the start of the game.

17:54

The two teams are preparing to return to the pitch

The pre-match entertainment continues before this final, kick-off at 6 p.m.!

17:42

The stat: 85

Lyon have won six of their seven C1 trips to Spain, for a victory rate of 85%.

17:39

San Mamés stadium is ready

17:38

Barça in 4-3-3

What could be more normal for Barça than to play in 4-3-3. Graham Hansen, Paralluelo and Caldentey notably make up the attacking trio.

17:36

OL’s lineup

Lyon presents a classic team with its executives (Renard, Cascarino, Diani, Bacha) for this final.

16:54

Three Golden Balls on the scoresheet

Ada Hegerberg on one side for OL, Alexia Putellas and Aitana Bonmatí for Barcelona.

16:52

A prestigious final

The two best teams on the continent are competing, as in 2022, for the European coronation this Saturday.

Find our article here.

16:30

Start of live

Hello everyone ! Welcome to this live broadcast dedicated to the final of the Women’s Champions League, which takes place this Saturday in Bilbao (6 p.m.). The poster pits OL, eight-time winners of the event, against defending champion Barça.

Context

What there is to know

  • Eight times winners of the Champions League, the Lyonnaises face Barça this Saturday in San Mamés (Bilbao).
  • During the two previous duels between the two teams, during the 2019 and 2022 finals, OL won each time (4-1, 3-1)/
  • The Barcelona women are the title holders. Last season, they won against Wolfsburg (3-2).
  • In the semi-finals, Lyon beat PSG (5-3 aggregate) while the Blaugrana got the better of Chelsea (2-1 aggregate).
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