Women’s Cham­pi­ons League quar­ter-fi­nal

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To­day Atletico Madrid v Barcelona

This is a grit­tier and vastly more ex­pe­ri­enced Barcelona side than the one who lost 4-1 to Lyon in the fi­nal last sea­son, bol­stered by ar­rivals in­clud­ing for­mer Wolfs­burg winger Caro­line Gra­ham Hansen (far right). A for­ward line with 60 goals in all com­pe­ti­tions will pose a stern chal­lenge for Atletico, who are with­out five play­ers who tested pos­i­tive for Covid-19.

PRE­DIC­TION: Barcelona win

To­day Glas­gow City v Wolfs­burg

Glas­gow City man­ager Scott Booth de­scribes the club as a “hy­brid” com­pris­ing full-time and part-time play­ers – the only team left in the tour­na­ment struc­tured in this way. They are ma­jor un­der­dogs against two-time Cham­pi­ons League win­ners Wolfs­burg, al­beit the Scot­tish side have been bol­stered by South African in­ter­na­tional Ja­nine van Wyk (bot­tom right).

PRE­DIC­TION: Wolfs­burg win

To­mor­row Lyon v Bay­ern Mu­nich

It is dif­fi­cult to en­vis­age any­thing other than a win for six-time Cham­pi­ons League win­ners Lyon, who last failed to reach the fi­nal in the 2014-15 sea­son. An­other ti­tle this sea­son would be the fifth in suc­ces­sion for the Galac­ti­cos of women’s foot­ball, with Lyon home to play­ers in­clud­ing Bal­lon D’or run­ner-up Lucy Bronze (above right).

PRE­DIC­TION: Lyon win

To­mor­row Ar­se­nal v PSG

Ar­se­nal know they have to win this tour­na­ment if they are to qual­ify for the 2020-21 edi­tion, hav­ing fin­ished be­hind Chelsea and Ar­se­nal in last sea­son’s cur­tailed Women’s Su­per League. Vi­vianne Miedema (right) is among the most pro­lific for­wards in the women’s game, and that they are able to field new Aus­tralian re­cruits Ly­dia Wil­liams, Steph Cat­ley and Caitlin Fo­ord adds to their class.

PRE­DIC­TION: Ar­se­nal win

Where to watch


Atletico Madrid v Bar­clona 5pm, BT Sport 3 Glas­gow City v Wolfs­burg 5pm, BBC Alba Tele­graph live Cham­pi­ons League blog: 4.30-7.15pm

TO­MOR­ROW Ar­se­nal v PSG 7pm, BT Sport 1 Lyon v Bay­ern Mu­nich 7pm, BT Sport 2 Tele­graph live blog: 6.30-9.15m

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