Bayern expect the quarterfinals of the Champions League probably the toughest opponent: The Munich have to play against the reigning champions and record winner Olympique Lyon for the semi-final. "With Lyon, the absolute top favorite and series winner is waiting for us, which is certainly not a lucky lot, but we accept this challenge," said coach Jens Scheuer.
Lyon has always won the Champions League in the past four years. The team is a collection of international star players. In addition to the German national player Dzsenifer Marozsán are names like Ada Hegerberg, Lucy Bronze or Wendie Renard. Bayern had moved into the quarter-finals with two wins over BIIK-Kazygurt from Kazakhstan, while Lyon had left no chance for Danish outsider Fortuna Hjørring in the second round.
Wolfsburg are favorites to progress
A simpler task caught the VfL Wolfsburg, who had prevailed in the second round against Twente Enschede. The reigning German champions meet Glasgow City. The team has won the title in Scotland twelve times in a row, but never got past the quarter-finals in the Champions League.
"We are very much looking forward to the two games against Glasgow City, a traditional club in European women's football, and in view of the other possible constellations, we are going into these matches with the clear objective of reaching the semi-finals," said Wolfsburg sporting director Ralf Kellermann.
The matches will be played on 24 and 25 March and on 1 and 2 April next year, both Bundesliga teams must first play away and have home right in the second leg.
If the Bayern win against Lyon, waiting in the semi-finals (25 and 26 April and 2 and 3 May) either the Arsenal or Paris Saint-Germain. Wolfsburg would have to deal with the winner of the Spanish duel between Atlético Madrid and FC Barcelona. The final will take place on May 24 in Vienna.