On Saturday, Olympique Lyon Women will play CF Monterrey Femenil in the final of the 2022 Women’s International Champions Cup.
The French champions qualified for the finals after defeating Chelsea in a penalty shootout in the semifinals.
Sam Kerr and Lauren James scored in each half to give the Blues a two-goal lead, but Lyon’s late comeback forced the game into penalties. The European champions advanced to the final with a 4-3 shootout victory.
🤝 Griedge Mbock on the team: “The group’s mental state is excellent. We are competitors, and we want to win. Personnellement, I feel good.” #OLRayadas https://t.co/QG857OiVF0
Monterrey also needed penalties to defeat the Timbers of Portland in the semifinals. Diana Garcia’s second-half goal cancelled out Marissa Everett’s opener for the Timbers, and the Mexican champions won the shootout 3-2.
Monterrey vs. Olympique Lyon Head-to-Head
This will be the two sides’ first official meeting. Lyon qualified for the tournament by winning the 2021-22 UEFA Women’s Champions League, while Monterrey is the Liga MX Femenil champion.
Lyon are on a 10-game winning streak in all competitions after losing 2-1 away to Juventus in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals in March.
Monterrey is on a six-game unbeaten streak in all competitions, winning four of those games.
Olympique Lyon form guide (all competitions): W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W
Form guide for Monterrey (all competitions): W-W-W-D-D
Monterrey vs. Olympique Lyon Team Updates
Amandine Henry of Olympique Lyon was substituted in the first half against Chelsea.
Amandine Henry is injured.
There is no suspension.
Monterrey has no known injury or suspension concerns.
There were no injuries.
There is no suspension.
Monterrey vs. Olympique Lyon Predicted XI Olympique Lyon (4-3-3): Christiane Endler (GK); Perle Morroni, Griedge Mbock, Ines Jaurena, Janice Cayman; Lindsey Horan, Damaris Wanke, Sara Dabritz; Selma Bacha, Eugenie Le Sommer, Delphine Cascarino Monterrey (4-4-2): Alejandra Godinez (GK); Lizette Rodriguez, Isabella Restrepo, Rebeca Bernal, Valeria del Campo; Daniela Solis, Diana Garcia, Yamile Franco, Diana Chavez; Christina Burkenroad, Aylin Avilez
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Monterrey vs. Olympique Lyon Prediction The game’s favorites are Olympique Lyon, and the French champions currently have the best team in the world. Monterrey could pull off an upset, but the disparity in talent between the two teams makes this unlikely. We expect Lyon to win comfortably while also keeping a clean sheet. Olympique Lyon will beat Monterrey 3-0.
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