This past Tuesday, FC Barcelona Femení exited the UEFA Women's Champions League when they lost 1-0 to VfL Wolfsburg. Barcelona played some of their most cohesive football of the year against one of the best squads in the world. They had a better stat line, kept more possession, and controlled most of the game, but at the end of it all, they left the match in tears. What went wrong for Barcelona on Tuesday? Alexia Putellas consoling Aitana Bonmatí after the match, photo by Juanma for Getty Barcelona started the match on the front foot and immediately took control in midfield. The first 45 minutes were opportunity after opportunity for Barcelona with no breakthrough. Wolfsburg had limited atte
When? Saturday 29th August 2020, 12:30 BST Where? Wembley Stadium, London, England *Winners of the FA WSL and FA Cup What kind of match can we expect? As the current holders of the FA Cup, having beaten West Ham in the 2019 final, Manchester City is set to face the 2019-2020 FA WSL champions, Chelsea, in the first FA Community Shield since 2008 (won by Arsenal). MANCHESTER CITY Transfer News: In: Esme Morgan (from Everton end of loan), Chloe Kelly (Everton), Sam Mewis (North Carolina Courage - NWSL), Rose Lavelle (O.L.Reign - NWSL) Out: Tessa Wullaert (RSC Anderlecht), Pauline Bremer (Wolfsburg), Matilde Fidalgo (S.L.Benfica), Emma Bissel (Bristol), Lee Geum-min (loan to Brighton & Hove Albi
FC Barcelona Femení's Champions League run continues as they go on to face VfL Wolfsburg, surely the most anticipated match of the tournament. The semifinal will be between the two most prolific attacking sides in Europe who have a combined 257 goals between them in all competitions this year. The Blaugrana’s UWCL journey continues after a hard-fought win over the determined Atletico de Madrid while VfL Wolfsburg easily swept past the Scottish Champions, Glasgow City. These two teams are some of Europe's best overall sides. Both teams are unbeaten this season, both teams are league champions, and both teams have something to prove to Europe. When and Where: Tuesday 25 August Wolfsburg vs Bar
The Women's Champions League is back after a months-long delay due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fans of women's football had to be patient, but they can finally breathe a sigh of relief. The final stage of the tournament in Spain is about to begin. Will any of the teams be able to end the years-long dominance of the French giants Olympique Lyonnais? Or will Lyon be the winners for the fifth time in a row? One of the biggest challengers for the title are German powerhouses VfL Wolfsburg. It seems that the Germans have a really big chance this year. Transfer news: in: Katarzyna Kiedrzynek, Lena Oberdorf, Kathrin Hendrich, Pauline Bremer out: Claudia Neto (ACF Fiorentina), Sara Björk Gunnarsdót
When? Saturday 22 August 2020, 20:00 CET Where? Anoeta Stadium, San Sebastián, Spain *Winners face Lyon or Bayern in Bilbao on 26 August Transfer news: Arsenal WFC in: Steph Catley, Lydia Williams, Malin Gut and Noëlle Maritz out: Louise Quinn (PSG), Pauline Peyraud-Magnin (Atletico Madrid), Katrine Veje (FC Rosengard), Danielle Carter (Reading Women), Emma Mitchell (Reading Women), Ruby Grant (West Ham United) Paris-Saint Germain in: Ramona Bachmann, Benedicte Simon, Charlotte Voll out: Vicki Becho, Hanna Glas, Katarzyna Kiedrzynek, Eve Perisset What kind of match can we expect? We can surely expect a very interesting match. Both teams like to play forward and have a lot of power in attack.
The Early Years Photo Cred: USSoccer YouTube Channel Being an avid follower of the women’s game a decade previously, it was excitement when I found a link to watch the USWNT play in the Algarve Cup against Sweden, 3rd March 2014. In the last game, they managed to draw with Japan, the World Cup winners at the time. However, in the Sweden game the team did not perform at that same level and conceded in the first half. In the 68th minute USWNT made a substitution that added to the history books. Both Sam (earning her first cap) and her older sister Kristie, who was already a household name, entered the field with Kristie telling her little sister, ‘Just listen to Carli’. The Mewis sisters becom