Today’s UEFA Women’s Champions League Final is really a dream encounter. The two teams who perennially top the sport have made it to the Final with Wolfsburg facing Olympique Lyon. It’s the fourth time in the last seven years that the UWCL has come down to these two teams, with Lyon winning two so far.
Wolfsburg and Lyon have had similar roads to the Final in San Sebastián with one key difference: Bayern Munich.
Both clubs marched right through the Rounds of 32 and 16 with big wins over KFF Mitrovica (Wolfsburg 15-0 aggregate), FC Twente (7-0 aggregate), Ryazan-VDV (Lyon 16-0 aggregate), and Fortuna Hjørring (Lyon 11-0). The difference, however, came in the Quarterfinal when Wolfsburg received the easy draw against Scotland’s Galsgow City (Wolfsburg 9-1). Lyon had the more difficult match against Bayern (Lyon 2-1).
In the Semifinal, both clubs faced difficult opponents in Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain. We’re looking at the top two teams across Europe over the past few years, and with English clubs now spending unheard of money in bringing in talent, we could very well be in for a changing of the guard.
It’s time to see if Wolfsburg can end the Lyon dynasty.
Location: Anoeta Stadium, San Sebastián, Spain
Time: 8:00 pm local time, 2:00 pm ET
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