A big Parc des Princes crowd is expected as Paris attempt to overturn a 3-2 semi-final deficit against French rivals Lyon.
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Parc des Princes is preparing to stage yet another epic encounter between Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon as the capital club aim to overturn a 3-2 UEFA Women's Champions League semi-final deficit on Saturday.
Paris led Sunday's first leg early through Marie-Antointte Katoto but then Wendie Renard converted a penalty on her 100th European appearance and Catarina Macario struck either side of half-time before Paulina Dudek pulled one back from the spot. So there is all to play for as these teams continue their record-equalling sixth UEFA women's club tie and they will also equal another record as they meet in their tenth individual European game, matching the mark set earlier this season by Wolfsburg and Chelsea.
Lyon, who welcome back Damaris Egurrola after suspension, are aiming to make a tenth final in a hunt for an eighth title. In fact, the only team to knock them out since 2014/15 are Paris, including last season's quarter-final on away goals, an outcome no longer possible.Follow the action and watch a live stream in our MatchCentre
Paris, meanwhile, made the final in 2015 (having beaten Lyon in the round of 16) and 2017 (losing to OL in Cardiff). They are in a much better position than the last time they welcomed Lyon to Parc des Princes for a semi-final second leg, having been 7-0 down at this point in 2016. A record French women's club crowd of over 40,000 is anticipated.
Paris vs Lyon in Europe
2021/22 semi-finals first leg: Lyon 3-2 Paris
2020/21 quarter-finals: Paris 0-1/2-1 Lyon (agg: 2-2, Paris win on away goals)
2019/20 semi-finals: Paris 0-1 Lyon (Bilbao)
2016/17 final: Lyon 0-0aet, 7-6pens Paris (Cardiff)
2015/16 semi-finals: Lyon 7-0/1-0 Paris (agg: 8-0)
2014/15 round of 16: Paris 1-1/1-0 Lyon (agg: 2-1)
First named team home in opening leg of two-legged ties
Paris: Votíková; Lawrence, Dudek, Ilestedt, Karchaoui; Fazer, Geyoro, Däbritz; Diani, Katoto, Baltimore
Lyon: Endler; Carpenter, Renard, Mbock Bathy, Bacha; Henry, Macario, Horan; D. Cascarino, Hegerberg, Malard
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.
View from the camps
Didier Ollé-Nicolle, Paris coach: "The girls have potential to take advantage, if they do their jobs on Saturday, by raising their level by 5%, with the support of the fans. All week, we have tried to keep the vibes positive. There is a game to win. The objective is not to calculate, we had to recover well this week and stay positive. There is no pressure coming from the fact that the stadium will be full. It's up to us to enjoy this great moment!"
Sonia Bompastor, Lyon coach: "We won the first leg. This allows us to approach this return with confidence. We have some things to improve. We spoke to each other within the group and the individual players to rectify what went wrong [in the first leg]. Our desire will be to go out in this match to win it. This is surely part of the DNA of women's football, but also of the quality of my squad and of my players. My players have experience."
Sandy Baltimore, Paris winger: "We will give everything to seek qualification. We have the desire and the determination. We are a goal behind, it's nothing. We won't let go. Unity and determination will be the key ingredients."
Ellie Carpenter, Lyon defender: "It's a real motivation to play in this atmosphere. We like to play in front of so many people. It was a great victory in the first leg. We have to focus on us. It's an important game, with a lot at stake."
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.