Matildas Abroad Preview: Toppserien kicks off Round 5, Luik returns to Spain

Aivi Luik signed a deal to head back to Europe, while the action continues to come thick and fast in the Norwegian Toppserien.

In France, Laura Brock and Ellie Carpenter set to go head-to-head in the French Cup semi-finals.

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Norway

Round 5 of the Toppserien kicks off on Saturday night with Teagan Micah’s Arna-Bjørnar taking on third place Vålerenga at 9.30pm.


At 10.00pm, ladder leaders LSK Kvinner and Karly Roestbakken aim to continue their title march with an away trip to Lyn.

Then at midnight, Westfield Matildas' duo Katrina Gorry and Clare Polkinghorne will look to avenge their late defeat last weekend as Avaldsnses welcome fellow mid-table side Sandviken.

Spain

Aivi Luik became the third Westfield Matilda to join the Premiera Division Femenina after the midfielder signed a one-year deal with Sevilla FC Femenino. 

[MORE: Luik seals Spanish move to Sevilla]

Luik has joined the Seville-based club ahead of the start of the 2020-2021 Premier Division Femenina and will face off against Jenna McCormick’s Real Betis in the Seville derby.

Luik in Sevilla
First training sessions for Luik (far right) at her new club (Credit: Sevilla FC)

France

After the Covid-19 enforced break, two Westfield Matildas are set to clash in the Coupe de France Féminine Semi Finals.

Laura Brock’s Guingamp will host Ellie Carpenter and the all-conquering Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday night with kick off at 11.00pm (AET).  Westfield Matildas fans can watch the Cup clash right here on matildas.com.au

Olympique Lyonnais are defending champions with Guingamp looking to knock out the French giants.