Europe 1 with AFP 18:54 p.m., March 28, 2023

After their defeats in the quarter-finals first leg of the Women's Champions League, Olympique Lyonnais and Paris Saint-Germain want to recover their delay, Thursday, respectively against Chelsea and Wolfsburg. FC Barcelona and Bayer Munich want to confirm their good first legs.

FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich want to confirm Wednesday in the quarterfinals return of the Champions League their small option on qualification against AS Roma and Arsenal, while OL and PSG, beaten in the first leg, will imperatively win Thursday away. Finalist of three of the last four editions (victory in 2021, defeats in 2019 and 2022), Barça resisted with difficulty last Tuesday to AS Roma (1-0), which played for the first time in its history a quarter-final of the Champions League.

In front of nearly 40,000 spectators, a record attendance for women's football in Italy, the Spanish international Salma Paralluelo cooled the Stadio Olimpico after a very nice control-strike sequence. The Spanish will have to validate this slight advantage, helped this time by the Camp Nou. And buoyed by another piece of good news: the double Ballon d'Or Alexia Putellas, injured in the cruciate ligaments of a knee, resumed collective training on Monday. It is not yet available.

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Parisiennes want to catch up

The German Bayern Munich, who won at home in the first leg against Arsenal, thanks to the relaxation and the head of midfielder Lea Schüller, travel to the Emirates Stadium to get their ticket for the last square. The path promises to be more difficult for OL and PSG. To hope to reach the last four of the Women's Champions League, the two French clubs must necessarily score against Chelsea and Wolfsburg.

After its narrow defeat in the first leg (1-0), Olympique Lyonnais, defending champions, will have the task, at Stamford Bridge, to overthrow the Blues, already twice falling to PSG in the group stage (1-0 and 3-0). Without several of their stars (Macario, Hegerberg, M'Bock), Lyon were too little dangerous last Wednesday, apart from a beautiful strike from Delphine Cascarino, who hit the post.

For the Parisiennes, the challenge is great to reach the last four of the competition, which they have reached in the last three years (2020, 2021, 2022). Beaten by Wolfsburg (1-0) in the first leg at the Parc des Princes after being reduced to ten for more than thirty minutes, they will have to be more effective in front of goal. Despite the numerical inferiority and in front of 18,000 people, the Parisiennes had continued to dominate, showing beautiful things without however getting clear opportunities.