Wolfsburg Women will carry a one-goal lead into the second leg of their Women’s Champions League quarter-final against Paris Saint-Germain Women, which takes place at the Volkswagen Arena on Thursday. The hosts will be looking to progress to the last four for a second straight season, while PSG have the chance to reach the semi-finals for the fourth consecutive time.
Stroot is expected to opt for continuity and name the same Wolfsburg side for a third consecutive game. Marina Hegering will partner Janssen in central defence, while Kathrin Hendrich and Felicitas Rauch will operate as the two full-backs.
Ewa Pajor is the top scorer in the Champions League this season with seven goals to her name, and she will have the chance to add to her tally when she leads the line.
As for the visitors, Paulina Dudek, Barbora Votikova, Marie-Antoinette Katoto and Amanda Ilestedt are expected to miss out through injury.
There are also doubts over Jackie Groenen’s availability after she was forced off in the first half of Sunday’s win over Montpellier.
Marina Georgieva could come into the backline to replace De Almeida, who will serve a one-match suspension after being sent off in the first leg.
Wolfsburg Women possible starting lineup:
Frohms; Hendrich, Hegering, Janssen, Rauch; Oberdorf, Lattwein; Huth, Roord, Popp; Pajor
Paris Saint-Germain Women possible starting lineup:
Bouhaddi; Lawrence, Georgieva, Geyoro, Karchaoui; Hamraoui, Jean-Francois, Bachmann; Martens, Baltimore, Dianiore, Diani
Predictions: Wolfsburg Women 2-1 Paris Saint-Germain Women
Wolfsburg have not lost any of their last six Champions League home matches, and we think that they will utilise home advantage to claim a narrow victory in Thursday’s second leg.