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MATCHDAY: Barça Femení will seek to take the first step to the Champions semi-finals in Norway

Published:20/03/2024 - 01:01h

Updated:20/03/2024 - 20:04h

FC Barcelona Femení returns to action this Wednesday in the UEFA Womens Champions League in the first leg of the quarterfinals against Brann Kvinner. Those of Jonatan Giráldez are wide favorites, but they do not intend to relax in Norway

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The UEFA Womens Champions League returns this Wednesday with the parties of gone of the quarter-finals. For the FC Barcelona Femení, the first challenge is the Brann Kvinner Norwegian, one of the surprises of the tournament that comes to finish second in his group like escort of one of the always favourite, the Olympique of Lyon. For the ones of Jonatan Giráldez, will be the first happen course to a new final in search of the bicampeonato.

However, the trainer vigués left clear in the previous press conference that the culés will not relax , neither much less, in his visit to Norway. "We know the difficult that is to win each party and in the Champions always is more complicated, think that could see it in the phase of groups", argued Giráldez. The Barça finish first of group, surpassing to the Benfica, the Eintracht Fránkfurt and the Rosengard.

A new step to look for the bicampeonato in Champions

In this sense, the culés come to suffer the only prick up to now in Champions in the last day of the phase of groups. The past 31 January, the Barça equalised in his visit to the Benfica (1-1) and could not close the phase of groups with puntaje perfect. From here that Giráldez stand out the importance to face the eliminatory with intelligence, taking advantage of the advantage that supposes to close the key in Catalonia the next week.

"An eliminatory of Champions always conditions because you know that you have to play another party home, but what never will do is to renounce to our idea, to our style and to our mentality, that is the one to go out to win the party". In his others visits in the tournament, the Barça added victories in Germany in front of the Eintracht (1-3) and Sweden against the Rosengard (0-6).

The Brann Kvinner, a complex rival like venue

In the phase of groups, the Brann showed to be a very complicated rival, especially like venue. The Norwegians only yielded a tie like local (2-2) and a defeat was (3-1), both in front of the Lyon, adding 13 points with 9 goals in favour and 7 against. By league, the team comes to fall the Saturday in his visit to the LSK Kvinner (4-2), a party where the majority of the headlines rested.

For Jonatan Giráldez, the duel promises to be very hard so much by the rival as by the conditions of the field. "It is a party complicated because they are some chambers, because we play in a field of artificial lawn, because there it will do cold, because they play home and his fans has win, are motivated...", it commented the Barcelona trainer.

The Barça trusts to keep the invicto this season

Further of this, the Barça trusts to keep the invicto in the 2023/24. With the classification to the final of the Glass of the Queen ensured (in front of the Real Sociedad on 18 May) and the League directed (nine points of advantage, with the Classical for contesting next Sunday), the culés keep the firm step to the triplete that escaped them the season gone through an undue alignment in Glass.

In total, the Barça keeps an invicto of 30 parties in the season. By Champions, the main threats of face to some hypothetical semifinals are the Lyon and Chelsea, that this Tuesday gave his first firm step to the classification when winning like visitors in front of Benfica (1-2) and Ajax (0-3), respectively. The another key of fourth conform it the BK Hacken and Paris Saint-Germain, with the French like clear favourite. Except capital surprise, the four leaders of the phase of groups have to classify to be still in career by a contingent to the final to contest in Saint Mamés on 25 May.

Technical index card of the party: SK Brann Kvinner vs FC Barcelona Femení

  • Party: SK Brann Kvinner vs FC Barcelona
  • Competition: UEFA Womens Champions League
  • Stadium: Asane Sand (Bergen, Norway)
  • Television: Wednesday 20 of of March of 2024 from the 21:00 hours (9:00 PM CET)

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