Lieke Martens qualified with FC Barcelona on Friday for the semi-finals of the Champions League thanks to a 1-0 win over Atlético Madrid. Dominique Janssen is also through. The defender was too strong for Glasgow City with VfL Wolfsburg by no less than 9-1.
In the semi-finals, Barcelona and Wolfsburg will face each other on Tuesday in Estadio Anoeta in San Sebastián, where the final battle will also be played next Sunday. Last year Barcelona reached the final, which was lost 4-1 to Olympique Lyon.
Lyon, the club of Shanice van de Sanden, will play against Lineth Beerensteyn's Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals on Saturday. Vivianne Miedema, Daniëlle van de Donk and Jill Roord will take on Paris Saint-Germain with Arsenal on Saturday.
Martens had a starting place against Atlético, but she was changed after 64 minutes, while the score was still 0-0 in San Mamés. Kheira Hamraoui scored the only goal of the match nine minutes before the end. Merel van Dongen played the entire match for Atlético.
Joy at Barcelona after the 1-0. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Janssen comes in with a 5-0 lead
Janssen (formerly Bloodworth) was allowed to raid Wolfsburg against Glasgow City after an hour. The German champion was leading 5-0 at that time by a hat-trick from Pernille Harder and two hits from Ingrid Syrstad Engen.
After Lauren Wade's 5-1 on behalf of the Scottish team, Wolfsburg continued to run out. Harder and Felicitas Rauch scored and the 8-1 and 9-1 were from Leanne Ross.
Wolfsburg won the Champions League for women, which had its first edition in the 2001/2002 season, in 2013 and 2014. The last four seasons, Lyon has been the strongest.
Wolfsburg-Glasgow was played in an empty Estadio Anoeta. (Photo: Pro Shots)