Picture : Sonia Bompastor, who won 3 times the UEFA Champions League as Player, Captain and Coach with Lyon, coached for the 100th match her heart club Olympique Lyon. She won the individual IFFHS Award as World’s Best Club Coach 2022.
UEFA WOMEN’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
- Chelsea let no chance to Paris FC in the last Group game. Mia Fishel, US striker and IFFHS World’s Best Goalscorer 2022, was one of the decisive players with Serbian Jelena Cankovic, who gave two assists.
- Sarah Bouhaddi, 4 times IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper, is the new Goalkeeper of Arsenal , Chelsea’s local rival in London. She signed yesterday.
- Third Champions League goal for Rasul Kafaji Rosa. She was the great support of Hacken and allowed the swedish team to qualify for the next stage.
- Real Madrid finished the Group stage with only 1 point ! It is the big negative surprise of the competition, the teammates of Linda Caicedo didn’t win one only game and won their only point against the great favorite Chelsea, winner of the Group.
- For the first time in history, Ajax Amsterdam qualified for the round of 8 in the UEFA Women’s Champions League ! They realized a fantastic Group stage, finishing first in the most difficult Group with Paris SG, Bayern and AS Roma ! Lily Yohannes (16) represnt this brilliant future of Ajax.
- A thrilling encounter ! Five decisive minutes in 6 games ! Paris SG scored the 2-2 in München five minutes before the end of the game to allow their qualification, Bayern was qualified five minutes before and Paris SG out ! This is football.
- For the first time in History, no German team qualified for the Quarter finals.
- Olympique Lyon has kept 7 clean sheets in their last 10 Champions League group stage matches.
- Ramona Bachmann, the swiss striker of Paris SG, played her 96th Champions League game with Paris in München. Only Wendie Renard (113 games) and Alexandra Popp (97) made better than Bachmann in the All Time Ranking.
- Olympique Lyon holds all records of the UEFA Champions League, the most final appearances (10) and the most UEFA Champions League titles (8). All with Wendie Renard, Lyon’s captain and Legend !
- First european draw for FC Barcelona this season ! The IFFHS Club World Ranking winner was lucky in Lisboa against Benfica in an offensive game with 8 goals (4-4), scoring in the last second of the game.
- Slavia Prag scored only one goal in 5 games before their great exploit in Lyon, where they scored two goals and realized a draw !
- Norway’s Brann finished second in their group stage with 13 points, only one point behind Olympique Lyon and qualified for the quarter finals for their first participation in the UEFA Champions League.
- FC Barcelona, Olympique Lyon, Paris SG, Chelsea, Benfica, Brann, Ajax and Hacken are qualified for the quarter finals.