Paris Saint-Germain vs Bayern München Women's Champions League preview: Where to watch, kick-off time, starting line-ups
Monday, 28 March 2022
Paris Saint-Germain defend a 2-1 quarter-final lead at Parc des Princes on Wednesday against a depleted Bayern München side.
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Paris Saint-Germain hold a 2-1 lead as they welcome Bayern München to Parc des Princes for their UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-final second leg.
All-time Paris leading scorer Marie-Antoinette Katoto struck twice in Munich to put the two-time finalists in control before a late Klara Bühl free-kick gave Bayern hope. It was the first goal conceded in Europe this season by Paris, who have scored 27 goals in their seven wins. Defender Paulina Dudek is available after injury but former Bayern midfielder Sara Däbritz is out.
These teams met at Parc des Princes almost exactly five years ago at this stage, Paris winning 4-0 to turn round a 1-0 first-leg loss. With just a sole defeat this season for Paris, away to Lyon in November (four days after OL beat Bayern in the group stage at the same stadium), the depleted German champions (whose absentees Linda Dallmann, Jovana Damnjanović, Franziska Kett, Maximiliane Rall, Karólína Lea Vilhjálmsdóttir, Carina Wenninger, Sarah Zadrazil in addition to long-term casualties in goalkeeper Laura Benkarth and defender Marina Hegering) have it all to do against their French counterparts in front a of a likely club record crowd expected to top 20,000.
Last six games (most recent result first): WWWDWW
Last match: Fleury 91 2-4 Paris, 26/03 (French Cup semi-finals)
Where they stand: 2nd in Division 1 Féminine, French Cup final
Last six games: WLWWWW
Last match: Bayern 4-0 Essen, 27/03
Where they stand: 2nd in Bundesliga, German Cup semi-finals
No away goals rule
The away goals rule no longer exists in UEFA club competition. If the tie is level after 90 minutes of the second legs, it will go to extra time and, if necessary, penalties.
Paris: Votíková; Lawrence, Dudek, Ilestedt, Karchaoui; Geyoro, Hamraoui, Diallo; Diani, Katoto, Baltimore
Misses semi-final first leg if booked: De Almeida
Bayern: Leitzig; Glas, Viggósdóttir, Kumagai, Simon; Lohmann, Magull, Gwinn; Beerensteyn; Schüller, Bühl
View from the camps
Didier Ollé-Nicolle, Paris coach: "We met a very good team in this first leg. I'm very satisfied with how my team works. But there are still areas for improvement. We want to keep up our current course and momentum in the Champions League while trying to get through."
Paulina Dudek, Paris player: "It was a great match in Munich, it wasn't easy. The most important thing was the result. We are improving with every game. I'm feeling good, it wasn't easy but I'm ready."
Jens Scheuer, Bayern coach: "We have to be more mature, be more disciplined. I'm looking forward to the set-pieces in Paris because we'll defend them better. A game like this in the men's stadium in Paris is something we've dreamed of for a long time. You have to absorb everything and give everything."
Giulia Gwinn, Bayern player: "We will try to give everything as a team for the girls who are now sitting at home and can't travel. It can give you energy when you know you aren't just playing for yourself. We have to push the boundaries. A game like this can last 120 minutes. We have to give it our all. We have to take our chances more consistently and simply defend better at set-pieces."
Where to watch
Every game in this season's new-look UEFA Women's Champions League from the group stage onwards is broadcast live in most territories on streaming platform DAZN, together with YouTube. The YouTube stream will also be embedded in the UEFA.com MatchCentre and on UEFA.tv for all UEFA Women's Champions League games, with highlights to follow at midnight CET.