The UEFA Women’s heavyweights, Barcelona and Wolfsburg, will square it out on Saturday, June 3 at the sold-out PSV Stadium, Eindhoven in the showpiece final.
Wolfsburg will be eyeing sweet revenge against the Spanish side after they were knocked out in last year’s showpiece semis (5-3).
On the other hand, Barcelona will be thirsting for the Silverware after they agonizingly lost 3-1 to Lyon during the previous edition.
Barcelona last won the UCL title in 2021 after they smashed Chelsea 4-0, while their opponents lifted the trophy in the 2013/14 season.
Jonatan Giráldez, Barcelona coach: “We need to minimize their strengths. We will be wary of their quick attacks and set pieces. Based on the stats, that is the threat they pose. We want to dominate the game and not let them show their strengths.
“We are in very good shape. Everyone is available, which is a big positive. Looking at the last few weeks, we have had lots of time to prepare for this final, and our experience gives us a boost; it gives us more strategies ahead of the final. I am feeling optimistic.”
Tommy Stroot, Wolfsburg coach: “It’s important for us to get a foothold in the game. We know what to expect from Barcelona, and how we want to approach the game and we’ve prepared a number of scenarios. Above all, we want to win the game. We’re playing in the final and we want to lift the trophy. That’s our mission.
“[I’m expecting a] typical Barcelona. Lots of possession and tempo with the ball. Good transitional play, and good defense with a lot of aggression. But we know what to expect and we’ve spent the last week preparing for the game. We know the quality we want to showcase on the pitch, and we also know where Barcelona is vulnerable.”
Barcelona: Paños; Bronze/Torrejón, Paredes, León, Rolfö; Walsh, Bonmatí, Putellas; Graham Hansen, Geyse, Paralluelo
Wolfsburg: Frohms; Wilms, Hendrich, Janssen, Rauch; Oberdorf, Lattwein; Huth, Roord, Popp; Pajor