3 min: Wolfsburg right-back Sara Doorsoun makes a good overlapping run, takes a pass from Svenja Huth and has her attempted cross blocked. A corner for Wolfsburg, from which nothing comes.
Wolfsburg v Barcelona is go …
1 min: The game kicks off in San Sebastian, in the second ever meeting of these two clubs. Wolfsburg prevailed in the previous one. Graham Hansen gets forward for Barcelona, galloping into the Wolfsburg penalty area and shooting over the bar from a fairly tight angle.
Not long now: The teams are out, going through the last of the pre-match formalities. Barcelona’s players wear … the colours of Barcelona. The players of Wolfsburg wear green shirts, shorts and socks. The big news of the night is that Barcelona’s star Dutch midfielder Lieke Martens has been dropped in favour of Mariona Caldentex.
Wolfsburg v Barcelona line-ups
Wolfsburg: Abt, Doorsoun, Hendrich, Janssen, Wedemeyer; Huth, Syrstad Engen, Popp, Rolfo; Harder, Pajor
Barcelona: Panos, Torrejon, Leon, Pereira, Ouahabi,; Hamraoui; Hansen, Hermoso, Alexia, Mariona; Oshoala
Referee: Katalin Kulcsar (Hungary)
This, from our man in Spain …
Wolfsburg go in to tonight’s match as heavy favourites, but Barcelona’s manager Lluis Cortes is confident is team can cause an upset, writes Sid Lowe from San Sebastian.
Barcelona’s manager speaks
“We hope that the game will be entertaining,” said Lluis Cortes. “There are good players among us, and Wolfsburg we are prepared for in all areas of the pitch. We have seen that the defence and goalkeepers are very important for us. We are prepared ourselves not to concede against any opponent, we are well-drilled.”
Wolfsburg’s manager speaks …
“Our focus has been to recharge the batteries and be more fresh,” said Stephan Lerch. “We’ve taken advantage of the time being outside a bit, fresh air, taking a walk and training, and the team and the players are good, all available, and I think that we have benefitted from the time in recent days to recharge the batteries, now we will take time to focus on the match.”
Women’s Champions League semi-final: Wolfsburg v Barcelona
The Anoeta Stadium in San Sebastian is the venue for the first of the mid-week semi-finals in the Women’s Champions League, with the winners advancing to Sunday’s final.
The winners of tonight’s game will face French opposition in the final, with Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon preparing to duke it out in tomorrow’s other semi-final. Kick-off in the Basque Country is at 7pm (BST), but stay tuned in the meantime for team news and build-up.