Barça travels to Lisbon to close their pass to the quarterfinals in the Women’s Champions League


FC Barcelona Femenino will try this Thursday (9:00 p.m.) to close their qualification for the quarterfinals of the 2022-2023 Champions League, an objective for which they only need one point against the Portuguese Benfica, although victory could practically ensure their first square.

The Catalan team, current runner-up in Europe, is one step away from being among the eight best teams on the Old Continent again. After last week’s heavy setback at the Allianz Arena, where the German Bayern Munich made them kneel for the first time this season, the blaugrana continue to depend on themselves to be first in Group D and have a theoretical better crossover in rooms.

The defeat in the Bavarian capital by a clear 3-1 allowed the German team to equal Jonatan Giráldez’s in the table with nine points, but Geyse Ferreira’s goal gave the particular ‘goal-average’ to a Barça that expects to spend less difficulties on his way out to the Portuguese capital, especially after what was seen at the Camp Nou.

The F League champion swept Benfica in its debut in the Champions League with a devastating 9-0 that made clear the difference in potential of both teams and that now the locals will try to reduce it a bit and see one more game competed, also taking advantage of the fact that his rival does not seem so authoritarian after what has been seen in his last matches against Real Sociedad, Bayern and Alhama CF.

The Lisbon team, also leader in their country and who has six points thanks to their two victories against Rosengard, knows that their chances of qualifying go through scratching something positive because a new defeat would lead to almost certain elimination unless Bayern fall on Swedish soil, what he will know before playing against the blaugrana.

They go to the Sports City of the Portuguese team warned of not being able to relax after seeing what the Munich team suffered to get the three points after a game where they lost 2-0 and where they scored the winning goal in the 98th minute.

Jonatan Giráldez made many rotations last weekend in the 4-0 victory against Alhama CF in the F League against whom regular starters such as Irene Paredes, ‘Mapi’ León, Lucy Bronze, Aitana Bonmatí, Patri Guijarro, Geyse Ferreira or Fridolina Rölfo, who could return to an eleven with renewed energy and ambition to return to the path of victory in Europe.