Barcelona vs. Wolfsburg: Women's Champions League semifinal to feature clash of styles and another big crowd

FC Barcelona and Wolfsburg will take on in the very first leg of the UEFA females’s Champions League semifinal on Friday (12:45 p.m. ET) in what is anticipated to be another offered out crowd at the Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain. Last month, Barcelona set a record for females’s soccer presence with an impressive crowd of 91,553 fans throughout their quarterfinal versus league competitors Real Madrid.

The club is set to host another commonly gone to occasion when Wolfsburg take the pitch throughout the semifinal very first leg on Friday.

Barcelona are existing UWCL victor, and the club will satisfy Wolfsburg in UWCL competitors for the 4th time. Wolfsburg, nevertheless, have history on their side — the German club has actually beat Barcelona in their 3 previous Champions League conferences. Their newest UWCL triumph over Barcelona was throughout the 2020 project where Wolfsburg beat Barcelona 1-0 throughout a one-off last 4 incorporate San Sebastian, Spain. 

Despite the history in between the 2 groups, Barcelona are existing victor and are aiming to finish their quadruple.  Wolfsburg are thought about underdogs and are missing out on crucial gamer Lena Oberdorf in the midfield for the semifinal. Wolfsburg is welcoming the obstacle, and protector Dominique Janssen understands that this Barca team is various compared to previous conferences.

“I think everybody had some tears when we lost some points, or you know, lost against Juventus. But then coming back, and beating Chelsea four-nil, it has been an amazing journey for us,” Janssen stated. “It’s the journey that you have to enjoy, and then the end result is going to be playing in Camp Nou for now, of course on the way towards Turin. We want to go to the to the to the final of course, but it’s going to be a really tough opponent [in] Barcelona, It’s just nice that we, as Wolfsburg, developed so well this year. And I think this is going to be one of the biggest tests for us so far.

“Everyone believes that the video game will be even, we just understand how we wish to play, we will see after the video game if it has actually been or not. We have regard, however likewise a great deal of self-confidence in the method we play.”

The match is most likely to be a clash of 2 designs: Barcelona’s capability to keep belongings as they develop their death video game, versus a Wolfsburg side that is arranged and attempts to advancement the opposition’s protective backline at the end of long balls.

“We are kind of the team that’s very surprising this year, I also think that maybe we are surprising ourselves,” Janssen stated. “But we have such a good team spirit. We are in for a big challenge, and we’re really excited. No one can underestimate Wolfsburg.”

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