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Champions League 2017 quarters, semis & final (Cardiff)
« on: February 02, 2017, 07:26:52 AM »
Manchester City are competing in the quarterfinals of the Women's CL, after a 2-1 aggregate win over Brondby:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37994117

The draw is:

Quarter-final draw (22/23 & 29/30 March)
1 Fortuna Hjørring (DEN) v Manchester City (ENG)
2 Rosengård (SWE) v Barcelona (ESP)
3 Wolfsburg (GER) v Lyon (FRA, holders)
4 Bayern München (GER) v Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)

Semifinals are in late April.

The women's final is on June 1st at Cardiff City Stadium, two days before the men's final.

As if that wasn't enough good news for the people of Cardiff... Uefa is going to get 1,000 poor chumps to work for them for free, more than three times the number they had in 2013.
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Re: Champions League 2017 quarters, semis & final (Cardiff)
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2017, 07:45:53 AM »
Caro Sbanhof, secondo te, quali squadre passeranno il turno, io spero il Rosengard, Olimpique Lione, non so fra Bayern Monaco e PSG sono molto forti, e spero Fortuna Hjorring.

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Re: Champions League 2017 quarters, semis & final (Cardiff)
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2017, 07:16:50 AM »
Dear Sbanhof, according to you, which teams will get through the round? I hope Rosengard, Olympique Lyon, I don't know between Bayern Munich and PSG, they are very strong, and I hope Fortuna Hjorring.

Sorry, I only saw this now! I think it's too late for predictions ;D Let's see what really happened!

1st leg: Rosengård v Barcelona
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVGZPwGj8no


Thu: Bayern Munich v Paris Saint-Germain
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJy-EFRA-DI


Thu: VfL Wolfsburg v Olympique Lyon
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FIUFMJsfz8


And fom Fortuna's own channel:

Full match video: Fortuna Hjørring v Manchester City
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8s0evzqQSo



Match reports are here:

http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/14183

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39361527


The quarter-finals will conclude on Wednesday (29th), except for Man City v Fortuna, which is on Thursday at 7pm at the Academy Stadium.



Frankfurt celebrate winning the CL in 2015
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Re: Champions League 2017 quarters, semis & final (Cardiff)
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2017, 07:48:40 AM »
Ti ringrazio comunque per la risposta, sei sempre molto gentile, non ho pronosticato molto bene, sono veramente delle squadre molto interessanti con giocatrici di alto livello, peccato che in Italia non abbiano ancora capito la bellezza del calcio femminile. Ho visto gli highlights delle partite ma non ho capito quale giocatrice del Rosengard ha rinviato male nell'occasione del goal del Barcellona, tu mi sai dire il nome?
Grazie :)

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Re: Champions League 2017 quarters, semis & final (Cardiff)
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2017, 07:29:28 AM »
Many congratulations to Manchester City for reaching the semi- finals. Lets hope they go all the way to the final and win it.....

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Re: Champions League 2017 quarters, semis & final (Cardiff)
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2017, 10:02:08 AM »
That Man City v Fortuna Hjorring 2nd leg is also available to view on their Facebook (kickoff @21.00 mins / 2nd half video / 3rd half video ???)

Quickly here are the other quarter-final 2nd legs:

Barcelona v Rosengard
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6Dyap1wlh8


Paris Saint-Germain v Bayern Munich
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yFNKkUc8dA


- Wolfsburg picked up a consolation win at Lyon, but went out 2-1 on aggregate.


So, it's Manchester City v Lyon, and Barca v PSG, in the semi-finals.

Attendance-wise it was better than last year's QFs, although half of the total attendance was at the two matches in France, which had crowds of 14,000 apiece.
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Man City v Lyon, 2pm Sat
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2017, 09:45:16 PM »
Champions League semi finals 1st leg on Saturday:

Man City v Lyon - 2pm, Academy Stadium

FC Barcelona v Paris St Germain - 5pm UK time, Mini Estadi, Barcelona

These are UK times, as the UEFA site uselessly lists the game in Manchester as Central European time, which won't help fans who are going :)


Man City will see this tie as their biggest games of the year, and will be hoping to emulate Arsenal's victory in the 2007 UEFA Women's Cup.

The blues are unbeaten in all comps in the past year. Here's a quick rundown of all their Champions League goals (video):
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/man-city-women-lyon-cushing-12926784


From an American perspective, there are only two players on the pitch, Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd. The other 20 are largely irrelevant.

- http://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/21/football/alex-morgan-carli-lloyd-womens-champions-league/

Lucy Ward is tipping Lloyd to swing the game Man City's way, although Lyon are a formidable opponent:

- http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/news-and-comment/manchester-city-vs-lyon-womens-champions-league-carli-lloyd-alex-morgan-a7694926.html

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On paper, player for player, you have to say that Lyon are the stronger side because they have recruited in a way which makes them something like the Harlem Globetrotters of the women’s sport. They look to buy the best player of other nations, Norway’s Ada Hegerberg, Japan’s Saku Kumagai, Sweden’s Caroline Seger and Kadeisha Buchanan from Canada. And that was before they brought in Alex Morgan from the United States, of course.

The game at Barcelona is already sold out: 13,000 tickets. Move it to the Nou Camp, I say! :D

http://www.uefa.com/womenschampionsleague/news/newsid=2458158.html
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Re: Champions League 2017 quarters, semis & final (Cardiff)
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2017, 06:50:03 AM »
Today (Saturday) we'll know the finalists of the Women's Champions League, though you may already have guessed :) Final is in Cardiff on 1 June.


Semi final 2nd legs  (UK times)

PSG v Barcelona - 4pm, Parc des Princes
(agg 3-1)

Lyon v Man City - 7.45pm, Stade de Lyon
(agg 3-1)


The 1st legs were both streamed on Facebook in some areas. Today Eurosport.com says it'll stream PSG-Barca, but again maybe not everywhere.

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Re: Champions League 2017 quarters, semis & final (Cardiff)
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2017, 07:37:43 AM »
Information about the Champions League final in Cardiff, from Affordable Football:

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The 2017 Women's Champions League Final will take place at the Cardiff City Stadium on Thursday 1st June at 7:45pm and, after this weekend's semi-final second legs, it will be an all-French occasion in the Principality just two days before the Champions League Final itself. [...]

PSG gained a measure of revenge for their men's side by completing a 5-1 aggregate victory against Barcelona to set up the final, tickets for which have been priced at just £6 for Adults and £3 for Juniors and Seniors.



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Re: Champions League 2017 quarters, semis & final (Cardiff)
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2017, 08:11:39 AM »
The Champions League final garnered a crowd of over 22,000 - well done to those involved in Cardiff.

The thread is here:

CL Final 2017, PSG v Lyon - Cardiff
- www.womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,8351.0.html

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