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In search of glory: Barça 'pursue' their second Champions League against Lyon

Published:20/05/2022 - 20:30h

Updated:20/05/2022 - 20:30h

FC Barcelona for women faces Olympique Lyon this Saturday at 7:00 p.m. in the final of the UEFA Women's Champions League. Those of Jonatan Giráldez will seek 'revenge' for the 2019 final

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This Saturday contests the big final of the UEFA Women's Champions League, that confronts to the FC Barcelona against the Olympique of Lyon, in the Allianz Stadium of Turín. The balloon will throw to film to the 19:00 hours (in Spain) and the team trained by Jonatan Giráldez will look for to win his second consecutive title in the maximum European competition, in addition to avenging of the French picture after the final of 2019 (4-1).

The Barça arrives after a season sensacional in which it has won it practically all (waiting for the denouement in the Glass of Rey). In the Champions, except the turn of the semifinals (2-0, against the Wolfsburgo), the Barcelona carry a plenary of victories and have left clear that will look for to repeat the title, in the third time that reach the final of the championship, second consecutive.

In front will have to the Lyon, maximum historical winner of the Champions, with seven titles in his have. They have contested nine in total, with two defeats, from 2010. They are the 'queens' of the competition and will look for reencontrarse with the title after having it won for the last time in 2020 against the Wolfsburgo (3-1). However, they will confront to a Barça that has learnt very well of his errors three years ago and that, to day of today, is the big reference of the feminine football.

And it is that, the picture trained by Jonatan Giráldez had signed a series of 45 consecutive victories in all the competitions, broken by the defeat in Wolfsburgo, although it did not cost of at all because the Barça added an advantage of 5-1 achieved in the party of gone (5-3 in the global). They come to proclaim like champions of League in a season in which they did not know the defeat.

The precedents against the Lyon are not favourable for the Barça, but the Catalans will look for to change the history. They have confronted in three opportunities and in all the French have carried the victory. They imposed in the quarter-finals of the season 2017-2018 (2-1 in Lyon, 0-1 in Barcelona), in addition to the final of 2020 in Budapest. This night, Aga Hegerberg 'killed' to the culés with a triplete in 16 minutes.

A party for the illusion

From the Barça have left clear that it is a party that does a lot of illusion to all the team. Jonatan Giráldez recognised in press conference that "is a party that does us a lot of illusion by what is, for being a final, for being against the Lyon, because it is a party that lights you for real, that are wishing to play", adding that "we have invested all our energy along the season to arrive until here and expect that we are to the height".

On the other hand, the big star of the team, Alexia Putellas, has recognised that "know that this final has created a big expectancy and that a lot of fans travel to Italy. We will try to take advantage of this energy of the best way", aiming besides that "like team will give it everything. I think that if we keep the confidence and carry out our plan, the victory will be near".

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