Round 2 of the UEFA Women’s Champions League begins on Tuesday 31 August with the 12 knockout stages – a first leg match -. From this phase, the teams that will join the 4 clubs that are already in the group phase will come out: Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern and Chelsea.
In this note we share with you the 5 Latin players that stand out and whom you will be able to see in this second round of the Champions League.
The goalkeeper -and captain- of the Chilean team is one of the best in her position worldwide. She was twice nominated for best goalkeeper by FIFA. At the end of last season, and after four years at the club, Endler left PSG after winning the French Championship title for the first time. Currently, he defends the Olympique de Lyon shirt, which is aiming for an eighth title.
The central defender of the Argentine team is part of the Levante team. At the age of 25, Cometti already has international experience: she played for Granada, Atlético Huila de Colombia where she was champion of the Copa Libertadores in 2018 and after two years at Sevilla, she joined her current club. In the senior national team, the Argentine player made her debut at the age of 18 and today she is the undisputed starter and reference of the squad.
In this second round, Cometti’s team will face Tiane Endler’s Olympique de Lyon.
The Brazilian forward has just been signed by Levante and will be a partner of Cometti and his compatriot Giovana Queiroz, on loan from Barcelona. During his last two seasons at Corinthians, Crivelari scored 37 goals in 86 games played by the São Paulo club and won four titles with that shirt: a Conmebol Libertadores, a Brazilian and two editions of the Paulista Championship.
After passing through Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid, the defender of the Mexican team has played for Real Madrid since last year. The 30-year-old player made her entire professional career in Spain, where she has played since she was 14 years old and has already won 6 Spanish leagues and 4 Queen’s Cups. He has also played 2 World Cups and was a bronze medalist at the Pan American Games.
In this phase, Real Madrid will come face to face with Manchester City.
Like Giovanna Crivelari, Leticia is another of the players who has left Corinthians this season. The Brazilian team goalkeeper joined Benfica from Portugal. The 27-year-old player comes to Europe with a lot of experience under her belt: she has already won the Brazilian championship, the Copa Libertadores and the São Paulo championship, all on two occasions.
Leticia’s Benfica will have to compete for the pass to the group stage against Twente, the Netherlands team.