Brann v Barcelona: Women’s Champions League quarter-final, first leg – live | Women’s Champions League

Key events

2 min: Both teams are finding their feet but Barca are the ones with the early possession.

“I definitely see an upset in this Brann team,” Peter Oh has emailed. “It’s right there in midfielder Signe Gaupset’s surname!”

Oh I am so frustrated I didn’t see that pub, I tip my hat Peter.

Kick-off! Brann 0-0 Barcelona

This is the first time Brann have reached the quarter-finals, can they cause a shock in this tie? All of the action to come.

The players are out here now, not long until kick-off. The stands looked stacked.

Our free weekly women’s football newsletter Moving the Goalposts focuses on the Women’s Champions League, have a read:

And to sign up to the newsletter click here:

Paris Saint-Germain have recorded a 2-1 win over Häcken after two goals from Tabitha Chawinga.

Tabitha Chawinga (centre) celebrates with teammates after scoring her, and PSG’s, second goal. Photograph: Adam Ihse/EPA

Updated at 

A reminder that the quarter-final this evening will have VAR in operation. All four quarters have had it in use with Chelsea’s game last night seeing two interventions.

A lot of old songs are becoming popular again after their use in TV and film but what song would you want to come back around? I think mine would be Human League, don’t you want me. Get in touch and let me know via email or X (@rendellx)

Barcelona manager Jonatan Giráldez said: “A complicated match, because it is a quarter-final, because we are playing on an artificial pitch, because it will be cold there, because they are playing at home and their fans are up for it, they are motivated.

“Brann had a great group stage, they conceded very few goals, they won all the games except against Lyon and managed to get a draw against them. We will have to adapt quickly and start the game very well. If we control the start of the match, we will have more options to play the way we want.”

Brann coach Martin Ho has said: “It’s an opportunity for the players to go and play against the world’s best players and in my opinion, arguably the best team in world football and has been for the last three four years under Jonatan [Giráldez].

“I’ve said to the players it gives them an opportunity to put themselves in a shop window for future moves if you perform well in two legs against this team. Whether in your head, you think it’s going to be a tough ask. If you can’t be motivated to play in these games, then you’re probably in the wrong sport.”

The first two quarter-finals took place yesterday with Chelsea beating Ajax 3-0 and Lyon squeaked past Benfica 2-1. You can catch up with all the Chelsea action from the report below. The second leg of those ties will take place next week:

The third quarter-final started earlier this evening between Häcken and Paris Saint-Germain. The match is currently standing at 1-1.

The team news is in!

Brann: Mikalsen, Stenevik, Ostenstad, Tynnila, Kvamme, Kielland, Haugland, Lund, Engesvild, Gaupset, Crummer.



Hello and welcome back to the Women’s Champions League, today we are focusing on Brann v Barcelona. It will be quite a feat for Brann to overcome the defending champions but they are more than up for the challenge.

This quarter-final starts in Norway and there has been a lot said about the electric atmosphere produced by Brann’s fans. They have produced upsets in the competition already to back up the support from supporters, the team’s best result coming in a 2-2 draw with Lyon in the group stage.

But they come up against another European beast in Barca. Favourites to win the title yet again this season, they have a formidable team full of stars which Brann will have to contain to give themselves a fighting change over two legs.

So shall we see who is playing for both teams? The line-ups will be released shortly so stay tuned for updates.

Source link

Leave a Reply

Back To Top