The UEFA Women’s Champions League semi-finals are set and if they’re anywhere near as good as the quarter-finals, we’re in for a treat.
Barcelona’s historic tie against Real Madrid at the Nou Camp broke the record for the highest attendance ever at a women’s game and delivered a truly unforgettable atmosphere.
Now, with the next round fast approaching, there is every chance of going one step better and a realistic possibility of smashing the attendance record once again.
Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming semi-finals:
Who’s playing in the Champions League semi-finals?
This year’s semi-finals are as follows:
Barcelona vs Wolfsburg
Lyon vs PSG
Barcelona are the defending European champions and knocked Madrid out 8-3 on aggregate to reach the last four.
Meanwhile, Wolfsburg ended any hopes of an English winner by eliminating Arsenal. The German side have long been one of the world’s best domestic sides and have reached the Champions League final on five occasions across the last decade –– winning twice.
The other semi-final will be an all-French affair. The two sides met in the quarter-finals last year and it was PSG who knocked out the five-time European champions.
Lyon overcame a spirited Juventus side 4-3 on aggregate in the previous stage, while PSG eliminated Bayern, thanks to a Ramona Bachmann goal in extra-time of the second leg.
When are the Champions League semi-finals?
Barcelona vs Wolfsburg:
First leg – Friday, April 22nd (18:45 GMT)
Second leg – Saturday, April 30th (18:00 GMT)
Lyon vs PSG:
First leg- Sunday, April 24th (17:00 GMT)
Second leg – Saturday, April 30th (21:00)
Where are the Champions League semi-finals?
The first leg of Barca’s tie with Wolfsburg will once again be at the Nou Camp. Tickets for the match have already sold out and there is a strong chance the attendance will eclipse the 91,553 that packed the stadium for El Clasico last month.
While the Catalonian side will be heavy favourites at home, Wolfsburg have won their last three meetings with Barcelona and will have home advantage in the second leg at the Wolfsburg Arena.
Lyon will be at home in the first leg against PSG, with the match to be played at the OL Stadium –– which has a capacity of 59,186.
The second leg will be at the Parc des Princes, where PSG also played their quarter-final against Bayern. On that occasion, 27,262 attended the game –– the most ever for a PSG women’s fixture.
With a spot in the final at stake and a derby against their arch-rivals, expect that number to be even higher this time around.
How to watch the Champions League semi-finals?
Every match of this season’s women’s Champions League is being broadcast on the streaming platform DAZN.
All semi-final matches will be broadcast for free on the DAZN UEFA Women’s Champions League YouTube channel.