Aussies Abroad preview: Kerr, Foord to face off in Cup Final

Australia's lethal strike duo will go head-to-head this weekend when Caitlin Foord’s Arsenal and Sam Kerr’s Chelsea face off in the FA Women’s Super League Cup Final on Sunday morning (AEDT).

Kerr comes into the clash off the back of a 90-minute shift in an entertaining 3-3 draw with Manchester City last weekend, while Foord will hope her goal on debut against Lewes for the Gunners will do enough to force herself into Arsenal boss Joe Montemurro’s thinking when he submits his starting 11.

And if Montemurro’s thoughts on Foord’s debut are anything to go by, a big performance on Sunday morning may be on the cards for the Westfield Matildas gun.

"She’s been great, she’s a great girl to have around and all the players have really taken to her and really welcomed her,” Montemurro told the club website.

“We look forward to some really exciting stuff from her in the coming weeks.”


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Caitlin Foord
Caitlin Foord is primed to make her second Arsenal appearance in the Cup Final

Foord is excited about the prospect of featuring in a Cup Final in just her second game for the club, she told the club website while revealing her pre-game thoughts.

“I’m excited to play in a Cup Final,” Foord said.

“It’s quite cool to come into a team and go straight into a final and I feel really lucky to be a part of.

"I’m just looking forward to it and helping the team as much as I can.”

The Blues have enjoyed success against Arsenal this season, registering two wins from their two previous clashes in the Women’s Super League.

With silverware on the line there’ll be no pleasantries when these two Westfield Matildas stars go head to head on the big stage.

Elsewhere in Europe, Alex Chidiac’s Atletico Madrid approach a clash with Sociedad on Monday morning (4:30am AEDT) looking to close a nine-point gap on league-leaders Barcelona in Spain’s Primera División.

Emily Gielnik and her Bayern Munich outfit will look to apply similar pressure on VfL Wolfsburg who hold a six-point lead over Bayern atop of the Frauen-Bundesliga table; Gielnik’s side face Duisburg on Monday morning (12:00am AEDT).

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