UEFA Women’s Champions League final: Lyon vs Barcelona: UK kick-off time, how to watch, and more

The UEFA Women’s Champions League takes place this evening between Barcelona and Lyon, with both clubs looking to make history.

Barcelona hope looking to retain the trophy following their success in last year’s competition. The Spanish champions defeated Chelsea 4-0 in last year’s final; Lyon, meanwhile, were eliminated in the quarter-finals.

This year’s final is a repeat of the 2019 final, where Lyon ran out comfortable 4-1 winners.

Lyon manager Sonia Bompastor is looking to make history this evening. A victory would make her the first woman to win the competition as both player and manager. She won the title with Lyon as a player in 2011 and 2012.

How did Barcelona and Lyon reach the final?

Defending champions Barcelona defeated Real Madrid in the quarter-final comfortably, running out 8-3 aggregate victors across two legs.

In the semi-final, Jonatan Giraldez’s side breezed past Wolfsburg, beating the 2021-22 German champions 5-3 across both legs.

For Lyon, the previous rounds have been more difficult. In the quarter-final, Bompastor’s side narrowly defeated Italian giants Juventus 4-3, after losing the first leg 2-1.

This win set up a semi-final with Paris Saint-Germain. Bompastor’s team beat their league rivals 5-3 on aggregate to proceed to the final.

The Women’s Champions League final kick-off time

The UK kick-off time is 6pm BST on Saturday, 21 May.

Extra time and penalties will be required if the score is level, and if this happens, the match will finish at around 8:30pm.

The Venue

The Allianz Stadium (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images)

The Allianz Stadium will play host to the 2022 Women’s Champions League final and has hosted some big European matches before.

Home of Italian giants Juventus, the iconic stadium hosted the 2014 UEFA Europa League final between Benfica and Sevilla as well as the 2021 UEFA Nations League Finals.

The turnout

Women’s football is currently experiencing a spike in interest and this year’s Champions League final is no different.

There are expected to be 35,000 supporters in Turin this evening. Barcelona themselves have already broken the women’s football attendance record in the semi-final. They faced Wolfsburg in the semi-final, and more than 91,000 fans turned out at the Camp Nou.

How to watch the Women’s Champions League final

In the UK, fans can watch the game on ITV 4. Coverage starts at 5:30pm.

In addition, the match is streaming on the ITV Hub App. Internet users can also tune in for free on DAZN’s UEFA Women’s Champions League YouTube channel.

Another option allows gamers and streamers to access these apps on devices such as Amazon Fire TV sticks, PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

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