The women's team will look for the victory in the Champions' League at Bristol / VÍCTOR SALGADO-FCB

Barça need to make amends for a 1-0 first leg defeat to English side Bristol Academy if they want to seal a place in the last eight of the UEFA Women’s Champions League. To do that, they’ll need to win on the road, as they already did against Slavia Prague.

Pursuit of history

The side coached by Xavi Llorens are looking to make it into the quarter finals for just the second time ever, after making it that far last season with wins against Brondby and Zurich. But to do that they are going to need to find a way through the rock-solid Bristol defence and make better use of their chances than they did at the Miniestadi. It won’t be easy, but in pre-match interviews, the coach and players have made it clear that they have belief in their ability to turn this tie around.

Bristol in control

The English West Country side will be looking to replicate their performance at the Miniestadi, where some fine counter-attacking proved Barça’s undoing. And they will be boosted by a fine home support, with 2,000 tickets already sold for the game at Ashton Gate and a further 1,000 or so expected to turn up this evening. England has not failed to produce a semi-finalist in the competition since 2010, but following the elimination of Liverpool, Bristol Academy are the country’s last hope in this year’s edition.

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