The most prestigious club competition in Europe is back this Wednesday. 20 players who took part in the Sud Ladies Cup will compete in the Champions League this season. Recap !
Sixteen teams will compete to reach their dream : win the Champions League. A highly coveted trophy but the favorites are obviously the title holders, Olympique Lyonnais. The eight-time European champions are aiming to retain their trophy. To reach their goal, Lyon can count on Selma Bacha who seems unstoppable this moment. After impressing at the Euro this summer with France, the 22-year-old versatile Frenchwoman has finished 14th at the 2022 Ballon d’Or this week.
Among the other title contenders, we find Paris Saint-Germain. Semi-finalists last season (after a defeat against… Lyon !), the Parisians will be able to rely on their several rising stars in order to achieve the ultimate goal. Even if their superstar Marie-Antoinette Katoto is sidelined for several months after being injured at the 2022 Euro, PSG will be led by several France internationals including Sandy Baltimore, Elisa de Almeida as well as Oriane Jean-François. Without forgetting the promising Laurina Fazer, named as the 2022 Sud Ladies Cup best player and recently called-up to the France senior national team.
Also, the observers will keep an eye on the Bayern Munich of Klara Bühl and will monitor the rise of Real Madrid. The Spaniards have notably signed the highly-rated teenage forward Naomie Feller this summer
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The 20 Sud Ladies Cup graduates to compete in the 2022/2023 Champions League
Bayern Munich : Janina Leitzig, Klara Bühl, Emelyne Laurent
Juventus : Annahita Zamanian
Lyon : Alice Sombath, Kysha Sylla, Selma Bacha, Vicki Becho
Paris Saint-Germain : Océane Toussaint, Elisa De Almeida, Magnaba Folquet, Baby Jordy Benera, Oriane Jean-François, Laurina Fazer, Sandy Baltimore, Manssita Traore, Marie-Antoinette Katoto
Real Madrid : Naomie Feller
Rosengard : Stefanie Sanders
Zurich : Marion Rey