Women’s Champions League matches of the season: What are your favorite games?

The 2021/202 UEFA Champions League gave the competition a whole new look and delivered plenty of excitement along the way.

With the final between Barcelona and Lyon looming on Saturday, UEFA.com has picked five matches from the new group stage onwards, which left us excited. Vote for your favourite.

Paris Saint-Germain 1-2 Lyon

04/30/2022, semi-final second leg

Highlights: Paris 1-2 Lyon

The rivalry between Paris and Lyon has become so central to the European stage that this 10th meeting in the competition equals the record set by Chelsea-Wolfsburg earlier in the season. This was another classic as Lyon avenged Paris at the end of their five-year European reign last season by making the most of their narrow 3-2 lead from the first leg. Ada Hegerberg hit early and, after Marie Antoinette Catuto gave the hosts hope, Wendy Renard silenced most of the 43,255 crowd with a header seven minutes before the end (having also scored the previous week in her historic 100th European appearance).

You must see it for a moment: Hegerberg’s twisted header followed by a celebration to remind Paris fans, and everyone else, that she is still the striker to stop.

Paris Saint-Germain 2-2 Bayern Munich (post-match)

03/30/2022, second leg, quarter-finals

Highlights: Paris 2-2 Bayern Munich

Highlights: Paris 2-2 Bayern Munich

Only one match in the knockout stage requires extra time, giving both teams another chance to convert. Bayern scored late at home to tie them back to 2-1 after two goals from Catuto, and despite Sandy Baltimore scoring for Paris early at Parc des Princes, former Lyon star Saki Kumagai and Lea Schuler scored to take the game beyond 180 . Minutes. But not because of penalties, as Ramona Bachmann, one of the tournament’s players, came off the bench to score an unforgettable 112th minute win for the hosts.

You must see it for a moment: Bachmann, who appeared in the 2007 final as a teenager, beat two players in the penalty area and found a shooting gap and sparked wild celebrations.

Wolfsburg 4-0 Chelsea

16/12/2021, Group Stage, Sixth Round

Highlights: Wolfsburg 4-0 Chelsea

Highlights: Wolfsburg 4-0 Chelsea

Most matches in Group A have an issue to include in this list, not least Chelsea’s return to a 3-3 draw with Wolfsburg in the first round. Juventus, Chelsea can still afford to lose by one goal away from home to their regular European opponents. But the exhausted Blues fell twice in the span of 23 minutes after the Svenja Huth brace, before Tapia and Smuth fired twice in the second half to confirm the 2021 finalist’s exit – and finished third in a three-way tiebreak behind Wolfsburg and Juventus. goal difference.

You must see it for a momentWassmuth ended the landslide that confirmed Chelsea’s expulsion and raised its goal tally at the top of the group stage to eight.

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Arsenal 0-4 Barcelona

09/12/2021, Group Stage, Fifth Round

Highlights: Arsenal 0-4 Barcelona

Highlights: Arsenal 0-4 Barcelona

Barcelona beat Arsenal 4-1 in the first round, but it was this result on a high-profile event at Arsenal’s Men’s Stadium that proved their group stage masterpiece. The ball bearers demonstrated the same kind of dominance they showed in their 4-0 victory over Chelsea in the 2021 final – and took another step towards finishing Group C with six wins out of six.

You must see it for a moment: Fridolina Rulfo made the score 3-0 with a long-range shot before the end of the first half.

Wolfsburg 0-2 Juventus

18/11/2021, Group Stage, Fourth Round

Highlights: Wolfsburg 0-2 Juventus

Highlights: Wolfsburg 0-2 Juventus

Returning to Group A and the result that ensured that Juventus would not succumb to the expected Wolfsburg and Chelsea parade. After losing at home to Chelsea in the second round, Juventus drew 2-2 with Wolfsburg next time thanks to Christiana Girelli’s late finish. But they were not expected to go to Germany and stun the two-time European champions 2-0, winning thanks to an own goal from Girelli’s cross early in the second half and Andrea Staskova a late playoff after a brilliant run by Barbara Bonanci.

You must see it for a momentThe celebrations that greeted Staskova’s goal were empty of the Juventus bench.

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