The Benfica women’s team, starting at 20 hours, this Thursday will face the mighty Leon – ranked first in the classification UEFA Champions League and seven-time European champion – in the second round match of Group D of the UEFA Champions League.
The Eagles came from a draw with Bayern Munich (0-0), while the French won 3-0 against Haken.
It is worth noting that Luz’s side are struggling: Brazilian striker Nicole Raisla has a serious knee injury and faces a nine-month break.
The judging team consists of Sherrill Foster (Wales), assisted by compatriot Siri Louise Williams and Victoria Finlay (Netherlands).
Lyon: Endler. Carpenter, Henry, Buchanan, and Moroni; Van de Donk, Igurola and Makarlo; Dr.. Cascarino, Bacha and Mallard.
Subblents: Paljevich, Holmgren, Ada Hegerberg, Sombath, Laurent, Jolini, Cayman, Brun, Benyahia, Baga and Bahlouli.
Benfica: Leticia Silva, Catarina Amado, Ana Sica, Carol Costa, and Lycia Alves; Andrea Faria, Poletta and Beatrice Camerao; Anna Vittoria and Francesca of Nazareth; Chloe Lacas.
Substitutes: Carolina Villao, Matilda Fidalgo, Silvia Rebelo, Marta Sintra, Maria Negrao, Valeria Cantorio, Kristi Uchibe, Daniela Santos and Lara Pintaselgo.
– UEFA.com in Portuguese (UEFAcom_pt) October 14, 2021
Andre Valle, coach of Benfica, realized the value of the opponent: «Lyon is currently number 1 among classification The world, a team with a great history in women’s football and has previously won Europe several times. Everyone wants to have the privilege of facing the best.”
What Lyon coach Sonia Bombastor had to say about Benfica: “It is a team that bets on the game of possession, they have players with good technique in midfield who can go ahead with very exciting strikers. They are a good team and they have already shown that against Bayern Munich. He had a good result on his land.”
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