Thursday, April 18, 2024

Emirates News Agency – UEFA Women’s Champions League


  • Europe / Women

From Ahmed Zahran

London, May 2, WAM, For the third time in 10 years, Germany’s Wolfsburg confirmed its superiority over Arsenal in the European Women’s Champions League, and the German team continued to advance in the championship at the expense of Arsenal’s “girls”.
Wolfsburg beat Arsenal 3-2 in the semi-final at the Emirates Stadium in London on Monday evening. Arsenal won 5-4 on aggregate after the first leg ended in a 2-2 draw.
The European media showed a lot of interest in the match, especially with the attendance of the crowd recorded in the stands of the “Emirates” stadium of 60 thousand 63 fans, despite the English nationality, the English clubs failed to reach the final again. A team that has won the European Women’s Championship in mid-2022 for the first time in history.
Throughout the competition’s history, which began in the 2001–2002 season, Arsenal are the only club to have qualified for the final, beating Sweden’s Umeå 1–0 in the 2006–2007 season – an aggregate with legs to clinch the title.
The British media focused on Arsenal’s impact during yesterday’s match, with several key players such as Vivian Meedema, Leah Williamson and Beth Meade absent, and Meade crowned the Women’s Player of the Year at Euro 2022.
On the other hand, in yesterday’s match, the brilliant Alexandra Pope returned to the Wolfsburg team after missing the first leg due to injury.
Pop shared the top scorer list for Euro 2022 with Meade, with 6 goals each.
Yesterday, Bob scored his 150th goal with Wolfsburg in various competitions.
Wolfsburg had previously knocked Arsenal out of the competition in the two previous editions as they beat them 2-0 in the first leg and 2-1 in the semi-finals in the 2012-2013 edition, with which they drew 1-1. It was Arsenal who beat it 2-0 in the first leg and in the quarter-finals of the last edition, and so far in the 6 matches between the two teams in the history of the championship, they have not beaten Wolfsburg.
Wolfsburg will meet Barcelona in the final of the current edition of the tournament at the “Philips” stadium in the Dutch city of Eindhoven on June 3, as Wolfsburg seeks to win the title for the third time in its history after the 2013 title. and 2014 editions. Previously, Barcelona had only won the title once in 2021.
Barcelona booked their place in the final after beating Chelsea 1-0 in the first leg in London and drawing 1-1 in the second leg in Barcelona.
In addition to the record achieved yesterday, yesterday’s match saw more than one exceptional figure, with the attendance being the largest ever for a women’s football match at club level in the UK. Germany are tied for the sixth time reaching the final, and France are only surpassed by Lyon, who have reached the final 10 times, won the title 8 times and finished second in two editions.
Wolfsburg ended yesterday’s game with a goal in the final minute of extra time to draw 2-2. Competition.

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