An exciting battle awaits in the Women’s Champions League final with a Dutch touch

The winner of the final can call himself the best in Europe and take the trophy.AFP photo

With a bit of luck, three Dutch players will play on Saturday night. Dutch international Lake Martins on the bench in Barcelona. Martins has just recovered from an injury and returned last Sunday as a substitute. It will compete with Orange Lyonnais Daniel van de Donk and Damaris Igurola, who hope to replace the French competitor and record winner at Olympique Lyonnais.

The Lyon women qualified for the final for the tenth time. They have won the Champions League a total of seven and even five times in a row, from 2016 to 2020. No other team has been able to do so. To clarify: the men of Ajax, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Barcelona scored three consecutive victories.

Barcelona dominates

Last season, Lyon was dethroned by the women of Barcelona, ​​who dazzled with dazzling football. This season they dominated the Spanish League. All 30 matches were won with 159 goals to only 11.

According to experts, Barcelona is personally responsible for the increased popularity of women’s football. Never before have so many people attended the women’s team matches: the semi-final match against Wolfsburg at the Camp Nou attracted nearly 92,000 spectators. But the women of Lyon disagree with this view.

Leon wants to restore honor

“There was women’s football before Barcelona and I played here for years,” Ada Hegerberg, the Champions League top scorer and Lyon striker, told French football magazine L’Equipe earlier this month. “We have to win to regain our place in world football. We have a chance to do that this season. And we have never lost to Barcelona.”

Olympique Lyonnais seeks reparations: they want to take back their throne. It is expected to be an exciting battle. Who is the best in Europe this season will be decided tonight in Turin.

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