Levante begins its hard path towards the group stage of the Women’s Champions League


Levante UD will be the first Spanish team to return to action officially with the dispute starting this Wednesday in the first qualifying phase to access the group stage of the 2023-2024 Women’s Champions League.

The ‘granota’ team, due to its third-placed status in the last 2022-2023 F League, needs to overcome two rounds to get among the 16 teams that will fight for the throne defended by FC Barcelona, ​​already classified directly for the group stage . Real Madrid, runner-up, will have to wait to play a ‘playoff’ that will put them through for the third consecutive year.

And Levante also wants to reach this tie that will have to play its mini qualifying tournament in the Netherlands, where, in theory, it will compete in favoritism to take the only ticket in contention, with the Dutch Twente, who fought for the title against Ajax. The Icelandic UMF Stjarnan and the Austrian Sturm Graz will be their respective rivals.

The team coached by José Luis Sánchez Vera hopes to overcome the obstacle of Stjarnan, whom they will measure at 1:00 p.m. in search of stamping their passport without excessive problems for the final on Saturday. The ‘granotas’ have been working for a month to get ready for this event, in which they will be able to count on their world champion, striker Alba Redondo.

La Mancha, ‘pichichi’ last season in the F League with 28 goals, will try to be the leader of a Levante that will also have other World Cup players such as the Colombian Mayra Ramírez, a couple above Yecla’s, and the Brazilian Gabi Nunes, another value for the forward and one of the reinforcements along with the midfielders Ángela Sosa, Daniela Arques and Anna Torrodà, who raise the level of the Valencian team.