After Barcelona's perfect league performance, the anticipation for the final was high. Especially with an opponent like Olympique Lyon, an experienced side who had dominated European women's football in the recent years. Ahead of the kick-off, everyone got together on our terrace to enjoy the sunny weather, catchy tunes, cold drinks and appetizers. The reception was organized by the FIFA Women's Network and offered our guests the ideal opportunity to network at a great footballing event.
Before the game started, everybody went back to the Sportsbar for the pre-match analysis. Supported by match scenes from the semi-finals and data-driven visualizations, Steinegger and Zuberbühler broke down the tactics and discussed players from the opposing teams. . Our analysts were particularly interested in how FC Barcelona's masterfully executed gegenpressing. For Zuberbühler, it was Lyon's star players, Ada Hegerberg on offense and Wendie Renard on defense, who could possibly make a difference. Over and over, former goalkeeper Zuberbühler and former defender Steinegger had a heat debate during their analysis, showing their expertise in the positions they used to play. Anja Mittag joined in the analysis and completed the trio with her experience as a striker. "It's definitely a 50/50 game and it will show which team has prepared better for the game," the 2007 world champion concluded.