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UEFA Women's Champions League: Olympique Lyonnais - SL Benfica Match press kits

UEFA Women's Champions League - 2021/22 SeasonMatch press kits

Olympique LyonnaisOlympique LyonnaisGroupama Stadium - DecinesThursday 14 October 2021
21.00CET (21.00 local time)
Group D - Matchday 2
SL BenficaSL Benfica
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No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

Olympique Lyonnais - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

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SL Benfica - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

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Last updated 12/10/2021 14:46CET

Match background Only this chapter

Lyon, the most successful side in UEFA Women's Champions League history, will aim to continue their winning start to the inaugural group stage when they host Benfica, the first club from Portugal to reach the last 16.

• Sonia Bompastor's OL secured a comfortable Matchday 1 victory against Swedish champions Häcken in Gothenburg, Melvine Malard (10) rifling home the first group stage goal. Catarina Macario (48) and a Stine Larsen own goal (53) snuffed out the possibility of any comeback by their Damallsvenskan opponents.

• Benfica, who scooped their first ever Campeonato Nacional Feminino championship last term, held last season's semi-finalists Bayern to a goalless draw on Matchday 1. Eagles goalkeeper Letícia was in fine form, denying Lea Schüller on a number of occasions.

Ones to watch: Lyon

Wendie Renard
• The 31-year-old missed the Matchday 1 success against Häcken due to a minor injury sustained whilst on international duty.

• The French international has made 95 UEFA Women's Champions League appearances, more than any other player.

• The centre-back, who has been with Lyon since 2006, celebrated her 400th appearance for the club on 12 September with a 6-0 victory against Dijon.

• Renard is one of three players to have collected a winners' medal in all seven of Lyon's triumphs in this competition, along with Sarah Bouhaddi and Eugénie Le Sommer.

Ada Hegerberg    
• The 26-year-old marked her comeback from serious injury as a 78th-minute substitute in the Matchday 1 victory in Gothenburg, her first appearance for 625 days due to an ruptured cruciate ligament and a stress fracture in her left tibia.

• Hegerberg has scored more goals in this tournament than any other player (53), overtaking Anja Mittag's previous landmark of 51 in October 2019 with a double in the 7-0 round of 16 second-leg home victory against Fortuna Hjørring.

• The forward has scored in each of her last five UEFA Women’s Champions League starts, 12 goal in total including a hat-trick in the 2019 final triumph against Barcelona. She was only the second player to score three times in a final match, after Duisburg's Inka Grings ten years earlier.

• The former Norwegian international, who extended her stay with the club during her injury lay-off through to 2024, has been the top scorer in two previous UEFA Women's Champions League campaigns, including a record 15 back in 2017/18.

Melvine Malard
• The 21-year-old scored the historic first goal in the inaugural UEFA Women's Champions League group stage, ten minutes into the Matchday 1 victory against Häcken on 5 October.

• The forward has scored six goals in her last nine UEFA Women's Champions League appearances, including in four successive matches between December 2020 and March 2021.

• Malard is a product of Lyon's youth set-up and was the leading scorer as France won the UEFA Women's European Under-19 Championship in Scotland in 2019.

• She made her senior Les Bleues debut in September 2020, and has feature four more times since.

Ones to watch: Benfica

Lucia Alves
• The 23-year-old was named Player of the Match in the Matchday 1 encounter with Bayern.

• The defender, who is in her third season with Benfica, spent the first half of 2020/21 on loan at former club Valadares Gaia before returning to As Águias in January.

• The versatile player was converted from a forward into a full-back during the latter stages of last season.

• She extended her contract with the Eagles until 2024 in May.

Cloé Lacasse
• The 28-year-old came closest to breaking the deadlock for the Eagles in their 0-0 Matchday 1 draw against Bayern on 5 October.

• Her hat-trick against Dutch champions Twente ensured the Eagles would be the first ever Portuguese representatives to make the last 16 of this competition.

• Lacasse's 16 strikes last term were integral to Benfica's maiden Campeonato Nacional Feminino triumph, a tally that included a four-goal haul in the 7-0 win against Torreense on 17 January.

• The Canadian-born striker is in her third campaign with Benfica, having previous played for ÍBV, with whom she won the 2017 Icelandic Cup, scoring the opener in the 3-2 extra-time victory against Stjarnan in the final.

• The 27-year-old was integral to the clean sheet in Benfica's group opener, making seven saves in the goalless draw against Bayern.

• The goalkeeper conceded just four goals in her 12 league appearances last term to help Benfica clinch their first Campeonato Nacional Feminino title.

• Leticia joined As Águias in January 2021 from Corinthians in her native Brazil. She won two Copa Libertadores Femenina titles with her former club, saving two penalties in the shoot-out victory against Colo-Colo in 2017.

• The Brazilian international made one appearance as the Seleção won the 2018 Copa América Femenina and has also been an unused squad member at two FIFA World Cups and the 2020 Olympic Games.

Key stats
• Lyon have lost just one of their last 35 UEFA Women's Champions League matches.

• OL have won 13 of their last 14 home games in the competition.

• Lyon have won their eight competitive matches this season, triumphing by a margin of three or more goals in each of the last four.

• The French club have scored in 27 successive UEFA Women's Champions League matches, since a 0-0 draw against Manchester City in April 2018.

• Catarina Macario has scored six goals in Lyon's last six competitive matches.

• Benfica have lost only two of their previous nine UEFA Women's Champions League matches (W5 D2).

• The Eagles are unbeaten in their five UEFA Women's Champions League matches this season (W3 D2), keeping four clean sheets.


Squad list Only this chapter

Olympique Lyonnais - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Christiane EndlerCHI23/07/199130 - 2-1-17-19-
30Alyssia PaljevicFRA22/06/200219 - --------
40Emma HolmgrenSWE13/05/199724 - --------
50Feerine BelhadjFRA14/02/200516 - --------
2Grace KazadiFRA31/01/200120 - ----1-1-
3Wendie RenardFRA20/07/199031 - 2---87279529
4Selma BachaFRA09/11/200020 - 1-1-241251
5Perle MorroniFRA15/10/199723 - 211-22-241
12Ellie CarpenterAUS28/04/200021 - 2-1-6-8-
18Alice SombathFRA16/10/200317 - --------
21Kadeisha BuchananCAN05/11/199525 - 2-1-231251
23Janice CaymanBEL12/10/198833 - 2-1-224275
29Griedge M'Bock BathyFRA26/02/199526 - ----356356
34Kysha SyllaFRA04/02/200417 - --------
35Chloé TapiaFRA30/05/200219 - --------
6Amandine HenryFRA28/09/198932 - 2-1-658699
7Amel MajriFRA25/01/199328 - 21--57135914
8Sara Bjork GunnarsdóttirISL29/09/199031 - ----59196222
11Damaris EgurrolaESP26/08/199922 - 2-1-5-7-
17Daniëlle van de DonkNED05/08/199130 - 2-1-6383
20Delphine CascarinoFRA05/02/199724 - 1-1-346356
22Sally JuliniSUI01/01/200318 - ----1-1-
25Ines Nora BenyahiaFRA26/03/200318 - --------
31Laurine BagaFRA15/05/200318 - --1-1-1-
32Nesrine BahlouliFRA20/02/200318 - --------
36Candice CharbonnierFRA18/05/200318 - --------
13Catarina MacarioUSA04/10/199922 - 21115273
14Ada HegerbergNOR10/07/199526 - --1-51535153
19Emelyne LaurentFRA04/11/199822 - 1-1-112122
24Signe BruunDEN06/04/199823 - 2-1-183203
27Vicki BechoFRA03/10/200318 - ----1-1-
28Melvine MalardFRA28/06/200021 - 2111105126
-Sonia BompastorFRA08/06/198041 - 2-1-1-3-
SL Benfica - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
12LetíciaBRA13/08/199427 - 4-1-1-5-
39Carolina VilãoPOR18/12/200020 - ----1-3-
71Adriana RochaPOR25/09/200318 - --------
3Ana Rita SeiçaPOR25/03/200120 - 1-1-3-6-
4Sílvia RebeloPOR20/05/198932 - 3---2-7-
5Matilde FidalgoPOR15/05/199427 - 1---2-4-
13Lucia AlvesPOR22/10/199723 - 4-1-1-5-
14Carolina CorreiaPOR03/04/200219 - --------
15Carole CostaPOR03/05/199031 - 4-1-3-15-
19Catarina AmadoPOR21/07/199922 - 411-3-92
6Andreia FariaPOR19/04/200021 - 4-1-2-8-
10Ana VitóriaBRA06/03/200021 - 421-3-93
11Maria NegrãoPOR23/12/200317 - 3-----3-
16Christy UcheibeNGA25/12/200020 - 4-1-2-8-
17Daniela SantosPOR08/03/200120 - --------
21PauletaESP11/08/199724 - 4-1-3-9-
28Madalina TatarROU19/12/200218 - --------
35Beatriz CameirãoPOR19/05/200120 - 421-3-92
7Valéria SilvaBRA10/09/199823 - 431-1-53
8Marta CintraBRA27/04/200021 - 3-1-1-4-
9Nycole RayslaBRA26/03/200021 - 421-3-94
18Francisca NazarethPOR17/11/200218 - 431-3-83
20Cloé LacasseISL07/07/199328 - 431-3-94
33Lara PintassilgoPOR12/12/200218 - --------
-André ValePOR03/08/198734 - 4-1-1-5-

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeCheryl Foster (WAL)
  • Assistant refereesCeri Louise Williams (WAL) , Victoria Finlay (NIR)
  • Fourth officialLouise Thompson (NIR)
  • UEFA DelegateScilla Gennaro (ITA)
  • UEFA Referee observerGitte Holm (DEN)


NameDate of birthUEFA Women's Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Cheryl Foster04/10/1980621

UEFA Women's Champions League matches involving teams from the two countries playing this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
07/08/2018UWCLQRAvaldsnes IdrettslagSporting Clube de Portugal3-2Osijek
30/10/2019UWCLR16Olympique LyonnaisFortuna Hjørring7-0Decines

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
07/08/2018UWCLQRAvaldsnes IdrettslagSporting Clube de Portugal3-2Osijek
30/10/2019UWCLR16Olympique LyonnaisFortuna Hjørring7-0Decines
12/11/2019WEUROQual. GSPortugalFinland1-1Vila Nova Famalicão

Last updated 12/10/2021 15:33CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Olympique LyonnaisFixtures and results
27/08/2021LeagueStade de Reims (H)W 3-0
01/09/2021UWCLLevante UD (A)W 2-1Malard 80, Morroni 84
05/09/2021LeagueAS Saint-Étienne (H)W 6-0
08/09/2021UWCLLevante UD (H)W 2-1Majri 60, Macario 63
12/09/2021LeagueDijon Football Côte-d'Or (H)W 6-0
24/09/2021LeagueEA Guingamp (H)W 4-0
01/10/2021LeagueFC Girondins de Bordeaux (A)W 4-1
05/10/2021UWCLBK Häcken FF (A)W 3-0Malard 10, Macario 48, Larsen 53 (og)
14/10/2021UWCLSL Benfica (H)
17/10/2021LeagueMontpellier Hérault SC (H)
31/10/2021LeagueASJ Soyaux-Charente (A)
10/11/2021UWCLFC Bayern München (H)
13/11/2021LeagueParis Saint-Germain (H)
17/11/2021UWCLFC Bayern München (A)
20/11/2021LeagueFC Issy-les-Moulineaux (A)
04/12/2021LeagueFleury 91 Féminines (H)
09/12/2021UWCLSL Benfica (A)
11/12/2021LeagueParis FC (A)
15/12/2021UWCLBK Häcken FF (H)
15/01/2022LeagueASJ Soyaux-Charente (H)
22/01/2022LeagueMontpellier Hérault SC (A)
05/02/2022LeagueFC Girondins de Bordeaux (H)
26/02/2022LeagueStade de Reims (A)
12/03/2022LeagueAS Saint-Étienne (A)
19/03/2022LeagueDijon Football Côte-d'Or (A)
02/04/2022LeagueEA Guingamp (A)
16/04/2022LeagueFleury 91 Féminines (A)
07/05/2022LeagueParis FC (H)
28/05/2022LeagueParis Saint-Germain (A)
04/06/2022LeagueFC Issy-les-Moulineaux (H)

Goalscorer data only available for UEFA competition matches

1Olympique Lyonnais550023115
2Paris Saint-Germain550018015
3Paris FC540111612
4Fleury 91 Féminines5302589
5FC Girondins de Bordeaux52121077
6Montpellier Hérault SC5203876
7Dijon Football Côte-d'Or52035136
8Stade de Reims51134114
9EA Guingamp51133154
10AS Saint-Étienne51136114
11ASJ Soyaux-Charente51043113
12FC Issy-les-Moulineaux5104283
SL BenficaFixtures and results
18/08/2021UWCLFC Qiryat Gat (H)W 4-0Ana Vitória 52 (P), 55, Silva 69, Francisca Nazareth 85
21/08/2021UWCLRacing FC Union Lëtzebuerg (H)W 7-0Catarina Amado 1, Silva 21, 90+4, Francisca Nazareth 40 (P), 42, Nycole Raysla 90 (P), Cameirão 90+3
31/08/2021UWCLFC Twente '65 (A)D 1-1Cameirão 18
05/09/2021LeagueClube Atlético Ouriense (H)W 3-2
09/09/2021UWCLFC Twente '65 (H)W 4-0Lacasse 43, 50, 72, Nycole Raysla 47
26/09/2021LeagueSporting Clube de Portugal (A)L 1-5
02/10/2021LeagueAmora (H)W 5-0
05/10/2021UWCLFC Bayern München (H)D 0-0
09/10/2021LeagueMarítimo Women (A)W 3-2
14/10/2021UWCLOlympique Lyonnais (A)
31/10/2021LeagueAtlético CP (A)
07/11/2021LeagueSport Clube União Torreense (H)
10/11/2021UWCLBK Häcken FF (H)
14/11/2021LeagueEstoril Praia (A)
17/11/2021UWCLBK Häcken FF (A)
09/12/2021UWCLOlympique Lyonnais (H)
15/12/2021UWCLFC Bayern München (A)

Goalscorer data only available for UEFA competition matches

1SC Braga440017012
2Vilaverdense FC431012510
3FC Famalicão4211837
4Valadares Gaia FC4121855
5Clube de Albergaria4112484
6Varzim SC4112384
7Clube Condeixa4013181
8Gil Vicente FC40132181
1Sporting Clube de Portugal431012210
2SL Benfica43011299
3Sport Clube União Torreense 4220948
5Marítimo Women4112664
6Clube Atlético Ouriense4112784
7Estoril Praia4022172
8Atlético CP40132121

Last updated 12/10/2021 15:33CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Olympique Lyonnais

  • UEFA Women's Champions League - Second qualifying round
    Levante UD 1-2 Olympique Lyonnais
    0-1 Malard 80, 0-2 Morroni 84, 1-2 Crivelari Anselmo 86
    Endler, Renard, Bacha, Morroni, Henry, Majri, Carpenter (78 Cayman), Macario (62 Egurrola), van de Donk (62 Malard), Buchanan, Bruun (56 Laurent)
  • (08/09/2021)
    Olympique Lyonnais 2-1 Levante UD (agg: 4-2)
    1-0 Majri 60, 2-0 Macario 63, 2-1 Cometti 64
    Endler, Renard, Morroni, Henry, Majri, Egurrola (82 Bruun), Carpenter, Macario, D. Cascarino (46 Cayman), Buchanan, Malard (62 van de Donk)
  • Group stage – final tournament
    Group D - Group Standings
    Olympique Lyonnais1100303
    FC Bayern München1010001
    SL Benfica1010001
    BK Häcken FF1001030
    Matchday 1 (05/10/2021)
    BK Häcken FF 0-3 Olympique Lyonnais
    0-1 Malard 10, 0-2 Macario 48, 0-3 Larsen 53 (og)
    Endler, Bacha, Henry, Egurrola, Carpenter (78 Morroni), Macario (78 Ada Hegerberg), van de Donk (78 Baga), D. Cascarino (58 Cayman), Buchanan, Bruun, Malard (65 Laurent)
  • Matchday 2 (14/10/2021)
    Olympique Lyonnais-SL Benfica
  • Matchday 3 (10/11/2021)
    Olympique Lyonnais-FC Bayern München
  • Matchday 4 (17/11/2021)
    FC Bayern München-Olympique Lyonnais
  • Matchday 5 (09/12/2021)
    SL Benfica-Olympique Lyonnais
  • Matchday 6 (15/12/2021)
    Olympique Lyonnais-BK Häcken FF

SL Benfica

  • UEFA Women's Champions League - First qualifying round
    SL Benfica 4-0 FC Qiryat Gat
    1-0 Ana Vitória 52 (P) , 2-0 Ana Vitória 55, 3-0 Silva 69, 4-0 Francisca Nazareth 85
    Letícia, Seiça, Fidalgo (46 Catarina Amado), Andreia Faria (71 Maria Negrão), Nycole Raysla (46 Silva), Ana Vitória, Alves, Carole Costa, Lacasse, Pauleta (60 Ucheibe), Cameirão (46 Francisca Nazareth)
  • (21/08/2021)
    SL Benfica 7-0 Racing FC Union Lëtzebuerg
    1-0 Catarina Amado 1, 2-0 Silva 21, 3-0 Francisca Nazareth 40 (P) , 4-0 Francisca Nazareth 42, 5-0 Nycole Raysla 90 (P) , 6-0 Cameirão 90+3, 7-0 Silva 90+4
    Letícia, Sílvia Rebelo, Andreia Faria (65 Cameirão), Silva, Ana Vitória (46 Nycole Raysla), Alves (46 Cintra), Carole Costa, Francisca Nazareth (61 Ucheibe), Catarina Amado, Lacasse, Pauleta (61 Maria Negrão)
  • Second qualifying round
    FC Twente '65 1-1 SL Benfica
    0-1 Cameirão 18, 1-1 Kalma 41
    Letícia, Sílvia Rebelo, Andreia Faria (60 Francisca Nazareth), Cintra (50 Lacasse), Nycole Raysla (60 Silva), Ana Vitória, Alves, Carole Costa, Catarina Amado, Pauleta (78 Ucheibe), Cameirão
  • (09/09/2021)
    SL Benfica 4-0 FC Twente '65 (agg: 5-1)
    1-0 Lacasse 43, 2-0 Nycole Raysla 47, 3-0 Lacasse 50, 4-0 Lacasse 72
    Letícia, Sílvia Rebelo, Andreia Faria (75 Francisca Nazareth), Nycole Raysla (63 Silva), Ana Vitória (83 Maria Negrão), Alves, Carole Costa, Catarina Amado, Lacasse (83 Cintra), Pauleta, Cameirão (75 Ucheibe)
  • Group stage – final tournament
    Group D - Group Standings
    Olympique Lyonnais1100303
    FC Bayern München1010001
    SL Benfica1010001
    BK Häcken FF1001030
    Matchday 1 (05/10/2021)
    SL Benfica 0-0 FC Bayern München
    Letícia, Seiça, Andreia Faria (84 Ucheibe), Nycole Raysla (59 Silva), Ana Vitória (65 Cameirão), Alves, Carole Costa, Francisca Nazareth (84 Cintra), Catarina Amado, Lacasse, Pauleta
  • Matchday 2 (14/10/2021)
    Olympique Lyonnais-SL Benfica
  • Matchday 3 (10/11/2021)
    SL Benfica-BK Häcken FF
  • Matchday 4 (17/11/2021)
    BK Häcken FF-SL Benfica
  • Matchday 5 (09/12/2021)
    SL Benfica-Olympique Lyonnais
  • Matchday 6 (15/12/2021)
    FC Bayern München-SL Benfica

Last updated 12/10/2021 14:51CET


:: Squad list
No: number
DoB: date of birth
Qual: qualifying
FT: final tournament
Pld: played
Gls: goals
UWCLQ: UEFA Women's Champions League qualifiers
UWCL: UEFA Women's Champions League
All-time UEFA:
All games played in the UEFA Women's Champions League plus the qualifiers

:: Match officials
UEFA: Total matches officiated in all UEFA competitions including all qualifying round matches. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in the competition.

:: Group statistics/Tournament schedule
Pos: position
Pld: played
W: won
D: drawn
L: lost
GF: goals for
GA: goals against
Pts: points

:: NOTE: All-time statistics
Goals totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (eg. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored from the penalty mark during a penalty shoot-out.


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