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Wolfsburg vs Paris Saint-Germain Women's Champions League preview: Where to watch, kick-off time, starting 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 second leg between Wolfsburg and Paris.

Wolfsburg will defend a 1-0 lead against Paris
Wolfsburg will defend a 1-0 lead against Paris UEFA

Wolfsburg and Paris Saint-Germain meet in their UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-final second leg on Thursday 30 March at VfL Wolfsburg Arena.

Wolfsburg vs Paris at a glance

When: Thursday 30 March (18:45 CET kick-off)
Where: VfL Wolsburg Arena
What: UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-final second leg
How to follow / Where to watch
: Build-up and live stream from DAZN can be found here
Semi-final: vs Arsenal (22/23 & 29/30 April or 1 May)

What do you need to know?

Wolfsburg edged a nervy first leg 1-0 at Parc des Princes thanks to a Dominique Janssen penalty, after Élisa de Almeida had been dismissed for the handball that conceded it. Her suspension is bad news for a Paris team already missing defenders Paulina Dudek and Amanda Ilestedt due to injury.

On top of that, Jackie Groenen was helped off during Sunday's game with Montpellier, another potential blow for a side dealing with Marie-Antoinette Katoto's long-term absence.

All three European games between these clubs have been away wins, after both legs of their 2014/15 semi-final ended similarly, and Paris need that run to continue if they are to progress as they did eight years ago.

Another positive omen for Paris is that the only previous time they lost a first leg at home in this competition, they went on to win the tie: against Lyon in the 2020/21 quarter-finals, a success that ended their French rivals' five-year reign.

On the other hand, Wolfsburg have never gone out in Europe after winning the first leg of a knockout tie. However, their 1-0 weekend loss at Bayern, more comprehensive than the scoreline suggests, knocked Wolfsburg off the top of the Bundesliga.

Highlights: Paris 0-1 Wolfsburg

Form guide

Last six games (most recent result first): LWWWLW
Last match: Bayern München 1-0 Wolfsburg, 25/03
Where they stand: 2nd in Frauen-Bundesliga, German Cup semi-finals

Last six games (most recent result first): WLWWWW
Last match: Montpellier 0-1 Paris, 26/03
Where they stand: 2nd in Division 1 Féminine, French Cup final

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.

Starting line-ups

Wolfsburg: Frohms; Wilms, Hendrich, Janssen, Rauch; Oberdorf, Lattwein; Huth, Popp, S. Jónsdóttir; Roord

Misses next game if booked: Lattwein, Popp

Paris: Bouhaddi; Lawrence, Jean-François, Geyoro, Karchaoui; Fazer, Hamraoui, Baltimore; Martens, Diani, Bachmann

Suspended: De Almeida
Misses next game if booked: Ilestedt

View from the camps

Tommy Stroot, Wolfsburg coach: "All the players are fit for action, which means I'm spoiled for choice ... I don't think [the 1-0 lead] matters that much at the beginning. Maybe in small details, like how high the full-backs are or if they play with a six or two tens. We expect that they will think a bit more offensively than in the first leg. But they won't force it from the start.

"Depending on how the game goes, there will be different scenarios - maybe they will go 'all in' at some point. We also have to have solutions that we can stab at these moments. We have the qualities, that's a huge advantage. And we also have the qualities to take the lead and put Paris under even more pressure."

Gérard Prêcheur, Paris coach: "We know the rules, the stakes ... Everything is played out over two matches. The first leg didn't go the way we wanted it to in terms of the scoreline. But now we have at least 90 minutes to turn things around.

"The big positive is that we played a good game in the first leg. It wasn't enough, but there were mitigating circumstances. We were able to analyse that we still have a lot of room for improvement tactically, and - we'll see tomorrow - mentally."

Sakina Karchaoui, Paris defender: "In every position, we played well as a team [in the first leg] and I have no doubt, if we repeat that, that we can reach the semi-finals.”

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.

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