The strike of Malard in the arms of Panos
The Lyonnaises are dangerous for the first time in the second period by Melvine Malard who strikes. But his ball ends up in the arms of Panos.
It’s back to Turin
Start of the second period in Turin. The Fenottes lead against the Blaugranas in an almost one-sided first period. OL had a three-goal lead but Alexia Putellas restarted hers just before returning to the locker room.
It’s half time
End of this first act of this final of the Women’s Champions League. OL took the lead at the end of this first period, but the Blaugranas’ goal just before returning to the locker room restarted the game.
The second Lyon striker is warned of a yellow card after a delayed tackle.
Four more minutes
Four minutes of additional time were added in this first period.
Putellas puts Barca back in the game
Hope is revived! Putellas finished with a flat foot and took advantage of a slip in the Lyon defense to put his own back in the game.
Endler is doing well
On a dangerous cross that Hermoso fails to cut, Endler shows success in repelling the danger.
Incredible first period of the Lyonnaises who are crushing FC Barcelona. Ada Hegerberg turns into a setter for Macario who drives the ball deep.
First yellow card
First yellow card in this Champions League final. Mapi Leon is cautioned for a delayed foul.
It is very hot in Turin and the Finnish referee of the match gives a cool break to the 22 players in the match.
Hegerberg doubles down
That’s two for the Lyonnaises. Hegerberg receives a cross from Bacha and pushes the ball into the back of the net. The Blaugranas are overwhelmed.
Hegerberg’s shot goes over
Norwegian striker Ada Hegerberg inherits a ball near the penalty area and takes her chance but her shot ends up in the stands.
Superb intervention by Bacha
What a brilliant defensive intervention from Bacha which prevents Hermoso from taking the ball from close range past Endler.
The final ends there for Carpenter
First blow for OL in this Champions League final with the exit of Carpenter on a stretcher. The side is replaced by Buchanan.
Nice save from Endler
On a nice breakthrough in the Lyon area, Endler made a nice parade to repel the danger.
What a masterpiece by Amandine Henry
Amandine Henry unblocks the situation on a missile that has lodged in the middle of the skylight. The Lyonnaises lead from the first minutes of this final.
First interesting free kick for OL
The Lyonnaises already obtain an interesting free kick near the surface with an attempt by Bacha which does not take the target.
Let’s go to Turin
Finnish referee Lina Lethovaara kicks off the Champions League final between FC Barcelona and Olympique Lyonnais.
Kick-off in less than 30 minutes
The Women’s Champions League final will kick off in less than 30 minutes now. The Juventus Stadium is about to vibrate for this big poster.
The composition of Barça
Panos – Torrejon, Paredes, Maria Leon, Rolfo – Alexia, Aitana, Patri – Graham, Jenni Hermoso, Mariona Caldentey.
The composition of OL
Endler – Carpenter, Mbock, Renard (c), Bacha – Henry, Horan, Macario – Cascarino, Hegerberg, Malard.
OL in full
Lyon have almost a full squad, with the exception of long-time absentees Dzsenifer Marozsan and Amel Majri. OL can count on the presence in the group of their best player, Ada Hegerberg, the first Ballon d’Or in history in 2018 and top scorer in the Champions League with 58 goals. The Swede will deliver a long-awaited distance duel with Spanish captain Putellas, holder of the Ballon d’Or.
Lyon captain Wendie Renard approaches her 10th Champions League final on Saturday with Lyon “as if it were the first”, she said on Friday, promising to “hurt when it is necessary to hurt” against Barcelona in Torino. A match that looks like the ultimate challenge for the Lyonnaises who, in the event of victory, would restore the relentless hierarchy of the last decade, marked by seven coronations in ten seasons. But OL are no longer alone, and Barça is firmly established in the landscape. “We arrive in a final with two big names, who have two great runs. For me, a final is 50-50, there is no favorite, it’s up to us to write the history of this match if we want to lift the trophy. It will be up to us to hurt when we have to hurt. Barcelona are a great team, they are the defending champions, and we have a lot of respect for them. But our history, we’re here to write it. We’re not here to prove what we can do. There are two teams, one trophy, but I’m hungry so I’ll do everything to get back with.”
On the lawn, the Barcelona women approach this final in steamroller mode, after a season with 30 wins in 30 matches in their national championship. In the Champions League, despite the surprising defeat – without consequence – at Wolfsburg in the semi-final second leg (2-0), they pranced in the lead in many statistical sectors, from possession of the ball (66.3% on average) to goals scored (37), and include in their ranks the co-top scorer of the edition, the inevitable Putellas (10 goals), holder of the Ballon d’Or.
OL fans overwhelmed by Spanish fury
In Turin too, at least 12,000 Spanish fans have been counted by UEFA, but they will undoubtedly be many more among the 35,000 spectators expected… In contrast, only 2,000 Lyon fans are expected in the Italian heat, where the thermometer could approach 35 degrees on Saturday.
Welcome to our site to follow the final of the Women’s Champions League 2021-2022 edition live and in full. Organized in Turin, the meeting will pit defending champions Barça against Lyonnaises, seven-time champions. Kick off will be at 7 p.m.