Barcelona Women vs Lyon Women: Preview, predictions and lineups for Champions League final

Barcelona are looking to claim successive UEFA Women’s Champions League crowns when they face Lyon in the final this Saturday.

The Catalan giants clash with the record European champions in Bilbao looking to avenge two previous final defeats at the hands of the French side. Lyon have won the tournament eight times in the past, with 4-1 and 3-1 victories over Barca in the 2019 and 2022 finals respectively.

Barca beat Wolfsburg in the final last year and edged past Emma Hayes’ Chelsea in this season’s semi-finals, while Lyon conquered French rivals Paris Saint-Germain over the course of two final four battles. Both clubs have won their domestic titles at a canter, with the weekend match-up a tantalising affair.

Here is 90min’s guide to this Saturday’s Champions League final.

Barcelona vs Lyon H2H Record (Champions League)

Current form (all competitions)



Real Sociedad 0-8 Barcelona – 18/05/24

Lyon 2-1 PSG – 17/05/24

Eibar 0-4 Barcelona – 14/05/24

Lyon 6-0 Reims – 12/05/24

Barcelona 7-0 Athletic Club – 10/05/24

Bordeaux 2-1 Lyon – 08/05/24

Granada 1-4 Barcelona – 04/05/24

PSG 1-2 Lyon – 28/04/24

Barcelona 8-0 Madrid Femenino – 01/05/24

Lyon 2-1 Guingamp – 24/04/24


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Keira Walsh, Lucy Bronze, Aitana BonmatiKeira Walsh, Lucy Bronze, Aitana Bonmati

Walsh, Bonmati and Bronze will all feature on Saturday / Pedro Salado/GettyImages

Barca have close to a full squad available, with only Mapi Leon unlikely to play due to a meniscus injury. However, the defender has still been included in the traveling squad.

Lionesses stars Lucy Bronze and Keira Walsh will feature, as will current Ballon d’Or holder Aitana Bonmati and two-time golden ball winner Alexia Putellas.

Barcelona predicted lineup vs Lyon (4-3-3): Coll; Bronze, Paredes, Engen, Batlle; Bonmati, Walsh, Putellas; Graham Hansen, Paralluelo, Rolfo.

There are more significant absences in the Lyon squad, with Eugenie Le Sommer, Sara Dabritz and Griedge Mbock Bathy all unavailable.

There is positive news around Ada Hegerberg, who has returned to matchday contention after two months out through injury.

Lyon predicted lineup vs Barcelona (4-3-3): Endler; Carpenter, Gilles, Renard, Bacha; Horan, Egurrola, Van de Donk; Diani, Dumornay, Cascarino.

Barca will be desperate to end their hoodoo against Lyon and claim a third Champions League title in the past four seasons. Having lost all four of their games with the French side in this competition, it will be a psychological barrier that they have to power through.

Lyon have history on their side in this fixture and are an incredibly well-oiled machine, with just one defeat to their name in all competitions this season. It will be a tight affair, but Barca may just get their revenge.

Prediction: Barcelona 2-1 Lyon


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