Champions League

Barcelona vs Wolfsburg - UWCL: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Ali Rampling
Barcelona are back at Camp Nou for the Women's Champions League semi finals
Barcelona are back at Camp Nou for the Women's Champions League semi finals / JOSEP LAGO/GettyImages
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Barcelona host Wolfsburg in the first leg of the Women's Champions League semi finals on Friday evening, as the reining European champions take on the two-time former winners.

Barcelona beat rivals Real Madrid in front of a world record crowd at Camp Nou in the previous round, and Friday's fixture could set another blockbuster attendance figure after tickets sold out in just over 24 hours.

The bumper crowd should be treated to a tightly contested affair, with Wolfsburg sitting top of the Frauen-Bundesliga and Barcelona already crowned Spanish champions for a third successive season.


How to watch Barcelona vs Wolfsburg on TV/livestream

When is kick off? Friday 22 April, 17:45 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Camp Nou
TV channel/live stream? DAZN UEFA Women's Champions League YouTube (worldwide)
Highlights? DAZN UEFA Women's Champions League YouTube
Referee? Sandra Braz Bastos (POR)


Barcelona team news

Lieke Martens will miss this fixture and the return leg after suffering a hamstring injury during her recovery from a thigh problem. The Dutch international has already been sidelined since March, and is expected to be out for a further four weeks.

Mariona Caldentey and Asisat Oshoala remain doubts for the reigning champions. The pair have not featured since February after struggling with thigh injuries, but took part in training on Thursday.

Jana Fernandez and Bruna Vilamala are continued long-term injury absentees.


Wolfsburg team news

Joelle Wedemeye is available once more for Wolfsburg, having served a one-game suspension in the quarter final victory over Arsenal.

Pia Wolter remains sidelined with a long-term knee injury, while Shanice van de Sanden is a doubt, having sat out Wolfsburg's recent win over Bayern Munich.


Barcelona vs Wolfsburg predicted lineups

Barcelona: Panos; Torrejon, Paredes, Leon, Ouahabi; Bonmati, Guijarro, Putellas; Hansen, Hermoso, Rolfo

Wolfsburg: Schult; Wedemeye, Janssen, Hendrich, Rauch; Lattwein, Roord, Oberdorf; Popp, Huth, Wassmuth


Barcelona vs Wolfsburg score prediction

Barcelona have been scoring for fun both domestically and in Europe this season, netting 178 goals in 35 matches across the two competitions this season.

However, they will face a tougher defensive test in the shape of Wolfsburg - who demonstrated they were more than capable of playing without the ball for long periods and still coming away with a result during their quarter-final first leg against Arsenal.

It will be a hard fought contest, but Barcelona will narrowly come out on top.

Prediction: Barcelona 2-0 Wolfsburg


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