Bayern Munich vs Arsenal Women’s Champions League preview: where to watch, predicted lineups | UEFA Women’s Champions League

Bayern Munich and Arsenal meet in the UEFA Won’s Champions League quarter-final first leg at the Fußball Arena München on Tuesday 21 March.

Bayern vs Arsenal at a glance

If: Tuesday 21 March (kick-off at 18:45 CET)
Where: Football Arena Munich, Munich
What: UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-final first leg
How to follow / Where to see
: Structure and live stream from DAZN can be found here
second leg: Wednesday 29 March (kick-off 21:00 CET), Arsenal Stadium

what do you need to know

Both teams were eliminated in the quarter-finals last season, Bayern versus Paris Saint-Germain in overtime and Arsenal versus Wolfsburg. Both also beat a 2022 finalist in the group stage, Bayern beating Barcelona and Arsenal beating holders Lyon 5-1. Bayern have unhappy memories of clashing with Chelsea in the 2020/21 semi-finals and 2017/18 round of 32, but then Arsenal lost five out of six knockout games against German clubs.

Bayern have gone on a streak of 12 straight wins since losing 3-0 at Barcelona a few weeks before their return. Players like Lea Schüller, Klara Bühl, Lina Magull and England’s Georgia Stanway are all in good offensive form, although there was a setback earlier this month when Linda Dallmann, Bayern’s top scorer at the time, lost this season.

Arsenal, who made a record 15th quarter-final, are aiming to reach their first semi-final since 2012/13 and showed their true colors earlier this month after a patchy start to the year in the long absence of Beth Mead and Vivianne Miedema. They came from behind to help Chelsea in the to beat league cup final 3-1. That win was orchestrated by captain Kim Little, who scored a decade ago as they got past Italy’s Torres in the last eight. New to their squad are Kathrine Kühl, signed in January, and Miedema’s fellow Dutchman Victoria Pelova (who faced Arsenal with Ajax in Round 2) as the Gunners look to regain the form of their Mead-inspired success at Lyon.

Watch every Bayern group stage goal

Meet the Quarterfinalists

form guide

Last six games (latest result first): WWWWWW
Last game: Cologne – Bayern 0:5, 18.03
Where they are: 2nd in the Bundesliga, DFB Cup semi-finals

Last six games: WWWLLW
Last game: Arsenal 4-0 Reading, 12/03
Where they stand: 4th place in Women’s Super League, League Cup winners

where to see

Every match of this year’s UEFA Women’s Champions League from the group stage onwards will be broadcast live on the streaming platform DAZN in most territories, together with YouTube. The YouTube stream will also be embedded on the MatchCentre and on for all UEFA Women’s Champions League matches, with highlights following at midnight CET.

squad change

In: Tuwa Hansen
Missing: Janina Leitzig

In: Sabrina d’Angelo, Kathrine Kuehl, Victoria Pelova
Out: Mana Iwabuchi, Jordan Nobbs

Watch every Arsenal goal in the group stage

Expected Lineups

Bavaria: grohs; Rall, Viggósdóttir, Kumagai, Hansen; Stanway, Zadrazil; Magull, Lohmann, Buehl; student

arsenal: Zinsberger; Martiz, Williamson, Raffaelle, Catley; Maanum, little, Walti; Pelova, Blackstenius, Foord

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Where will the 2023 UEFA Women’s Champions League final be played?

The PSV Stadion in Eindhoven will host the 2023 UEFA Women’s Champions League final on Saturday 3 June at 16:00 CET.

Opened in 1910, the 35,000-seater PSV Stadium has a long history as the venue for major matches, including the 1978 UEFA Cup finals (second leg) and 2006, the second leg of the 1988 UEFA Super Cup and three matches at UEFA EURO 2000.

On 6 April 2018, 30,238 fans at the home of PSV Eindhoven watched the Netherlands defeat Northern Ireland en route to the FIFA Women’s World Cup, a record attendance for all UEFA-organized women’s qualifiers. On 1 June 2019, in a then-Netherlands record attendance in women’s football of 30,640, the Netherlands met Australia in a friendly at the stadium.

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