On Tuesday, August 17, the 13th edition of the Women’s Champions League began with the semifinals of the first round, which is one of the two that precede the 16-team group stage.
Who are the players to watch closely? In this note, we share a list of 5 footballers who promise to continue to shine on the field of play.
The Manchester City defender already has three Champions under her belt and is going for another one with her new club. The captain of the English team comes from participating in the Olympic Games, where she was out in the quarterfinals. Bronze, 29, was recognized by FIFA as the best player in the world in 2020.
It is not a novelty, there are no surprises. The level of the Olympique de Lyon defender has been very high for a long time. The French footballer has played for the club since 2006 and was crowned the Champions League champion seven times. Her career has made her an undisputed benchmark for both her team and her national team.
He comes to this tournament after dazzling at the Tokyo Olympics; he converted 10 goals in 4 games for the Netherlands team. She is the top scorer of her team -both female and male-. The young forward is the figure of Arsenal, where she has played since 2017. Her team knows that if Miedema plays, there are guaranteed goals. She was the top gunner in the 2016/2017 edition of the Champions League, will she repeat this time?
Together with her teammates Sam Kerr and Fran Kirb, the Danish forward make up Chelsea’s offensive and scorer trident. This year his team lost the Champions League final with Barcelona, so Harder will be one of the references for this edition to have another final. In 2020, the captain of the Danish national team became the most expensive transfer in women’s football.
Barcelona’s goal is protected and his teammates know it. This year, from her position, she will also defend the title of champion that she holds with the club. In 2020, Paños was nominated for best goalkeeper in the Champions League. Nobody disputes the ownership in his position neither Barcelona nor in the national team. In addition, she is one of the four captains of the Catalan team.