Lyon midfielder Catarina Macario is clapping back at the Women’s Champions League for its Team of the Season selections after she was snubbed by UEFA’s Technical Observer panel.
The all-star team includes six players from Olympique Lyonnais, including goalkeeper Christiane Endler, who helped propel Lyon to the Champion’s League title in a 3-1 win over Barcelona.
Among midfielders, only Amandine Henry was selected from Lyon. Three Barcelona players were selected in the midfield, headlined by Alexia Putellas, who led the Champions League in scoring with 11 goals through 10 games.
Marie-Antoinette Katoto of Paris Saint-Germain was the lone player selected to the Team of the Season who was not a part of the either Barcelona or Lyon.
Macario reacted to her absence from the team despite her performance throughout the season, which included eight goals – including one in the final – and two assists. Her eight goals through 11 games were good for third in the WCL and led Lyon.
“Thanks for having me guys,” she wrote. “I’ll try again next year.”
Lol 9 goals, title winner 🤷♀️… thanks for having me guys. I’ll try again next year. https://t.co/F83w5xPszh pic.twitter.com/wMdJU9QRz2— Catarina Macario (@catarinamacario) May 24, 2022
Lol 9 goals, title winner 🤷♀️… thanks for having me guys. I’ll try again next year. https://t.co/F83w5xPszh pic.twitter.com/wMdJU9QRz2
Notably, Tabea Waßmuth of Wolfsburg, who finished second in Champions League scoring with 10 goals through 10 games and helped her team to a semifinal appearance, also was left off the Team of the Season.