Women’s Champions League facts Barcelona vs Wolfsburg | UEFA Women’s Champions League

Barcelona’s quest to retain their UEFA Women’s Champions League title pits them against two-time winners Wolfsburg, who have a formidable record in this game.

• These teams are meeting for the fourth time in this competition, Wolfsburg having triumphed in the previous three encounters and keeping a clean sheet in each.

• The Blaugranes have progressed in two of their last three semi-finals, their only failure so far against Wolfsburg in 2019/20. Current Barcelona striker Fridolina Rolfö scored the only goal in the 58th minute for the Frauen-Bundesliga club.

• Wolfsburg also won against Barça in the 2013/14 quarter-finals, winning 5-0 on aggregate (3-0h, 2-0a).

• This season, Barça reached the last four for the fourth consecutive campaign with a 5-2 victory over Real Madrid in the quarter-final second leg in front of 91,553 spectators – a UEFA and FIFA women’s attendance record – to complete an 8-3 aggregate success.

• Jonatan Giráldez’s side extended their current winning streak to 44 matches in all competitions with a 2-0 Primera División win at Valencia on 16 April thanks to goals from Aitana Bonmatí (18) and María León ( 82).

• Wolfsburg secured a place in the last four of the UEFA Women’s Champions League for the seventh time with a 3-1 victory against Arsenal. Only Lyon (12) and 1. FFC Frankfurt (eight) have reached more semi-finals.

• Les Loupes have progressed in five of their six semi-finals, their only elimination being a 3-2 aggregate loss to Paris Saint-Germain in 2014/15 (0-2h, 2-1a).

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Aitana Bonmati
• The 24-year-old followed up her equalizer in the 5-2 quarter-final second leg win over Real Madrid on 30 March with the opener against Valencia on 16 April to score two goals in three appearances.

• The attacking midfielder’s Valencia goal was his 12th of the campaign, three short of the top 15 goals of last season.

• Bonmatí have scored three goals in their last four UEFA Women’s Champions League appearances, including away group stage wins against Hoffenheim (5-0) and Arsenal (4-0).

• The Spain international was named Player of the Match in last season’s UEFA Women’s Champions League final, scoring the third goal in a 4-0 win over Chelsea in Gothenburg.

Alexia Putellas
• The 28-year-old has failed to score in her last two games for Barcelona after scoring in each of the previous five, including the fourth against Real Madrid in the quarter-final second leg.

• The goal extended the Blaugranes captain’s scoring streak in his team’s four home games in the UEFA Women’s Champions League this season.

• The Spain international has scored eight goals in the competition this season, just behind Wolfsburg’s Tabea Wassmuth (nine) from matchday one.

• The 2020/21 UEFA Women’s Player of the Year has scored 29 goals this season, surpassing her previous career high of 26 set last season.

Fridolina Rolfö
• The 28-year-old joined the Blaugranes in the summer following a two-year stint at Wolfsburg, with whom she was runners-up in that competition in 2019/20 – scoring the winner of the semi-final against Barcelona.

• The striker won the Frauen-Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal double in her debut season with Die Wölfinnen in 2019/20 before retaining the German Cup the following campaign.

• Rolfö was named Player of the Match in successive group stages, providing two assists in the Matchday 4 win at Hoffenheim before scoring one and creating another in the 4-0 win at Arsenal on December 9.

• The Swedish international has provided five assists this season, a total second only to Lyonnaise Selma Bacha (six).

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Alexandra Pop
• The 31-year-old scored Wolfsburg’s fourth goal in the 6-0 league win over Bayern Munich on April 3 – his first in almost a year after suffering a knee injury in April 2021.

• The striker scored three goals in the UEFA Women’s Champions League semi-finals, scoring twice in Wolfsburg’s 4-2 second leg victory against Potsdam in 2013/14 and once in the 4-0 loss in the first leg against Frankfurt two years later.

• The Germany international is a three-time winner of this competition, having been part of the Duisburg side that triumphed in the 2008/09 UEFA Women’s Cup before lifting the trophy with Die Wölfinnen in 2013 and 2014.

• Only Wendie Renard (99) has made more UEFA Women’s Champions League appearances than Popp’s career tally of 83.

Jill Roord
• The 24-year-old, who turns 25 on the day of the first leg, netted twice in the DFB-Pokal’s 3-1 semi-final win over Bayern München on 17 April to take her to 16 for the season in all competitions and only three behind the club’s top scorer, Tabea Wassmuth.

• Roord has scored five goals in his last four games for Wolfsburg in all competitions, including the opener in the 2-0 quarter-final second leg victory against Arsenal on 31 March.

• The midfielder has four goals this season in the UEFA Women’s Champions League, qualifying included; her most prolific campaign was the eight she scored for Twente in 2015/16.

• The Dutch international scored a hat-trick in their FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 qualifying win over Cyprus on 8 April, her second of the qualifying campaign.

Tabea Wassmuth
• The 25-year-old came off the bench to score as Wolfsburg secured their place in the DFB-Pokal final – their eighth in a row – with a 3-1 win over Bayern on 17 April.

• Wassmuth has scored in Die Wölfinnen’s last two games, also scoring the third in the 6-0 Bundesliga defeat to Bayern on 3 April.

• The attacking midfielder is Wolfsburg’s top scorer this season with 19 goals in all competitions, including nine in the UEFA Women’s Champions League.

• The Germany international has scored in all four of her away matches in the UEFA Women’s Champions League this season, netting five goals on the road, more than any other player since matchday one.

Key statistics

• Barcelona have won each of their last ten UEFA Women’s Champions League matches (F38 A5) and each of their last 13 European home matches (F47 A6).

• Barcelona have lost just two of their last 23 UEFA Women’s Champions League (W20 D1) games.

• The Catalan club have only managed to score in one of their last 32 UEFA Women’s Champions League appearances: the 1-0 loss to Wolfsburg in the one-off semi-final in San Sebastián in August 2020.

• Barcelona have scored at least four goals in seven of their last eight home matches in the UEFA Women’s Champions League.

• Wolfsburg have won their last seven UEFA Women’s Champions League games against Spanish clubs (F31 A2), with six clean sheets; three of those wins came in their three games against Barcelona.

• The German side have lost just two of their 11 matches in the semi-finals of the UEFA Women’s Champions League (W8 D1).

• Wolfsburg have managed to score in just two of their last 39 UEFA Women’s Champions League games.