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Roma vs Barcelona Women's Champions League preview: Where to watch, line-ups

When is it? How can you watch it? What are the starting line-ups? All you need to know about the UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-final first leg between Roma and Barcelona.

Roma's Andressa Alves faces her old club Barcelona and Brazil colleague Geyse, at least a potential wildcard from the bench
Roma's Andressa Alves faces her old club Barcelona and Brazil colleague Geyse, at least a potential wildcard from the bench UEFA

Roma and Barcelona meet in the UEFA Wonen's Champions League quarter-final first leg on Tuesday 21 March at Stadio Olimpico.

Roma vs Barcelona at a glance

When: Tuesday 21 March (21:00 CET kick-off)
Where: Stadio Olimpico, Rome
What: UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-final first leg
How to follow / Where to watch
: Build-up and live stream from DAZN can be found here
Second leg: Wednesday 29 March (18:45 CET kick-off), Camp Nou

What do you need to know

Having got through the group stage in some comfort on debut, Roma's reward is to face a Barcelona team looking as awesome as ever, aiming to reach a fourth final in five years and win back the trophy Lyon snatched last May in Turin. Roma did hold Wolfsburg at home in their group, at a time when the German side were on free-scoring form, and do boast two players more than familiar with the Blaugrana: striker Andressa Alves and new signing Vicky Losada, who could fairly be described as a Barcelona legend.

But then Barcelona are hardly short of star power: they proved that by scoring 29 goals in their six group games despite the season-long absence of 2021/22 player of the tournament Alexia Putellas. And with their experience of competition-record crowds at the Camp Nou (which will indeed host the second leg), they will not be intimidated as Roma stage a major women's fixture at Stadio Olimpico for the first time, with over 35,000 tickets reported to have been sold, potentially more than doubling the previo

Watch all Roma's group stage goals

Meet the quarter-finalists

Form guide

Last six games (most recent result first): WWLWWW
Last match: Fiorentina 1-5 Roma, 17/03
Where they stand: 1st in Serie A, Coppa Italia final

Last six games: WWWWWW
Last match: Barcelona 5-1 Valencia, 17/03
Where they stand: 1st in Spanish Liga

Where to watch

Every game in this season's 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.

Squad changes

In: Lucia di Guglielmo, Vicky Losada, Alva Selerud
Out: Mina Bergersen, Anastasia Ferrara, Nina Kajzba, Paloma Lázaro

In: Giulia Dragoni
Out: Ona Baradad, Laura Coronado, Esther Laborde

Watch all Barcelona's group stage goals

Starting line-ups

Roma: Ceasar; Bartoli, Wenninger, Linari, Minami; Serturini, Giugliano, Greggi, Haavi; Andressa Alves, Giacinti

Barcelona: Paños; Bronze, Paredes, León, Rolfö; Bonmatí, Walsh, Guijarro; Graham Hansen, Oshoala, Paralluelo

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View from the camps

Alessandro Spugna, Roma coach: "We are facing a huge team. It will be a great occasion, a great experience, and it will be a big boost for women's football in Italy and us as a squad.

"There's a bit of tension, but it's a tension that we like, because that means it's an important game. Barcelona have crazy, incredible numbers. I've seen a lot of Barcelona games, even before this tie because they are a team I like a lot, and the more I've seen them, the fewer weak points I've found."

Elisa Bartoli, Roma defender: "It is wonderful that so many people can come to the stadium. It is a big step: finally, after five years, we managed to drag all these people to the Stadio Olimpico. What we can promise is that we are going to give everything and we are going to leave our hearts on the pitch."

Jonatan Giráldez, Barcelona coach: "We've seen a lot of Roma games, formations and situations. They tend to have more possession than their opponents, but know how to defend at different levels. We tend to have the initiative; it will be very important to deal with the pressure Roma put on us.

"If you're in the quarter-finals, it's because you're one of the best eight teams in Europe. Roma have done enough to be where they are today."

Salma Paralluelo, Barcelona winger: "It's my first Champions League, my first quarter-final. I want tomorrow's game to come, because it will be very beautiful.

"It's a privilege to see these games in these stadiums. We all know that we have to take these small steps to reach equality, so I'm happy about what is going to happen."

Final tickets on sale

Where is the 2023 UEFA Women's Champions League final being played?

Eindhoven's PSV Stadium will stage the 2023 UEFA Women's Champions League final at 16:00 CET on Saturday 3 June.

First opened in 1910, the 35,000-capacity PSV Stadium has a long history of hosting major matches, including the UEFA Cup finals of 1978 (second leg) and 2006, the second leg of the 1988 UEFA Super Cup and three games at UEFA EURO 2000.

On 6 April 2018, 30,238 fans at the home of PSV Eindhoven watched the Netherlands beat Northern Ireland on the way to the FIFA Women's World Cup, a record crowd for any UEFA-organised women's qualifier. On 1 June 2019, a then Dutch record women's football attendance of 30,640 saw the Netherlands face Australia in a friendly at the stadium.