Women's Champion League Final

England stars Lucy Bronze and Toni Duggan are set to go head-to-head on Saturday as holders Lyon meet Barcelona in the Women’s Champions League final.

Wales’ Jess Fishlock is also expected to feature for the French league champions, who are bidding to win a fourth consecutive European crown.

But Lyon’s England midfielder Izzy Christiansen, who broke her leg and damaged ankle ligaments in March, is a doubt as she battles for full fitness.

Barcelona are in their first final.

The Catalan giants, who finished second in their league this term, eliminated German club Bayern Munich in the semi-finals, while Lyon narrowly overcame Chelsea over two legs.

Right-back Bronze and left-side forward Duggan were both named in England’s squad for this summer’s Women’s World Cup in France, which begins on 7 June.

Duggan, 27, told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Football Daily: “Lyon are probably the best team in women’s football but I believe we’re in a better place than last year. I think we can do it.

“The season has been a bit up and down. We dropped some points against teams we should probably beat in the league, but we’ve had a good Champions League campaign.”


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