The new queens will meet the old when Barcelona take on Lyon in the Women’s Champions League final on Saturday at 6pm (UK time).
How to live stream Barcelona vs Lyon online:
The Women’s Champions League final between Barcelona vs Lyon is will be streamed live on DAZN.
Those interested in streaming the game in US, Germany and Canada can do so via this link.
Where to watch Barcelona vs Lyon on TV:
- UK: ITV 4
- US: DAZN
Barcelona are the defending champions and will be looking to become the fourth club to retain the trophy after Umea, Lyon and Wolfsburg. But it’s Lyon standing in their way, looking to win an eighth Champions League trophy overall and sixth in seven seasons.
Three key battles
Ada Hegerberg vs Alexia Putellas
The first ever Ballon d’Or Feminin winner vs the latest. One of the first big European women’s footballers to see her name break into the mainstream vs the latest. The GOAT vs the GOAT (depending on who you ask).
Ada Hegerberg and Alexia Putellas may play in different positions (striker vs midfielder) but they are the two superstars of their teams and will be crucial in deciding where the Champions League goes.
Putellas is the new queen of women’s football, the star of an unbelievable Barcelona team, winning all the awards available to her en route to a Treble last season. Although she is not a striker, she is a big source of Barcelona’s goals, scoring 10 in the Champions League this season level with Wolfsburg’s Tabea Waßmuth.
But looking to take her crown will be the “old” queen Hegerberg, and we don’t mean old as in age because the Norwegian is younger than Putellas! We mean old as in the first Ballon d’Or winner, the long-standing queen of the Champions League.
This is very much her competition. She’s the all-time top goalscorer in the Women’s Champions League, netting 58 goals in 59 matches, and she should have so much more than that. But Hegerberg’s career was halted for almost two years by a serious knee injury, from which she only returned this season.
It’s been a dream return too. In 24 appearances in league and Champions League this season, Hegerberg has scored 15 goals and recorded seven assists, to help Lyon stay on course for a Double (if they get over the line).
- Paddy Power are offering odds of 9/5 for Alexia Putellas to score anytime vs Lyon (90 mins only)
- Ada Hegerberg is 7/2 to score anytime vs Barcelona (90 mins only) with Paddy Power
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Sandra Panos vs Cristiane Endler
At the other end(s) of the pitch, two of the best goalkeepers in the world will be looking to be just as important to their teams.
In the Barcelona goal is Sandra Panos, UEFA’s Goalkeeper of the Season for 2020/21, who kept three clean sheets in seven matches to help her side win the Champions League including one in the final against Chelsea.
This season, she’s kept four in nine, conceding just seven goals – though two came in the second leg of their semi-final against Wolfsburg which Barcelona entered 5-1 up.
But in the other goal, there’s The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper Christiane Endler, who also finished second to Panos in the UEFA award last season. Endler’s awards were for her efforts in Paris Saint-Germain’s goal but a summer move to Lyon has not made her any worse.
Like Panos, the Chilean shot-stopper has also kept four clean sheets in the Champions League this season, though hers have come across 11 matches – as Lyon had to deal with the second qualifying round before the beginning of the group stage.
- 888 Sport are offering odds of 8/11 for Both Teams to Score in the Women’s Champions League final (90 mins only)
Aitana Bontami vs Amandine Henry
The less eye-catching battle, but one that could win the Champions League this season, will be that of the midfield. Although Putellas is a midfielder, she will spend more time further up the pitch, but she can do that with someone like Aitana Bonmati patrolling the midfield.
Bonmati may be simultaneously the best midfielder in the world but also one of the most underrated. Surrounded by stars at Barcelona, Bonmati’s influence on the world’s best team can often go overlooked by those outside the club, but it cannot be understated.
But in the opposing midfield will be six-time Champions League winner in Amandine Henry, one of the best defensive midfielders in the world for quite some time.
Although Lyon may be looking to build past Henry in the future, she remains an experienced head in the midfield who will no doubt be relied on to try and stifle a creative Barcelona side and ensure Lyon aren’t overrun.
Both of these midfielders have been named Player of the Match in previous Champions League finals. So who will get ahead this time around?