Lyon are on the cusp of a record third successive UEFA Women's Champions League crown, although underdogs Wolfsburg are confident of upsetting their opponents at Stamford Bridge on Thursday evening.

The French giants, described as the Barcelona of women's football, are the first team to contest four successive European club finals and do so on the back of victories in 2011 and 2012.

Lyon overcame German sides Turbine Potsdam and Frankfurt in those triumphs and Wolfsburg are determined not to go the same way in west London.

There is confidence within the camp that they can do just that, having recently won the women's Bundesliga and German Cup, as well as knocking Arsenal out at the semi-final juncture.

"A Champions League final is always a challenge, no matter who you are playing," Wolfsburg coach Ralf Kellermann said.

"Now we are playing against a team that has won it twice and obviously that is big a challenge as there is.

"But even though they have dominated for so long, we're going to be absolutely prepared, ready and motivated for this game.

"We want to win the game for us, not for the pride of Germany or anything like that. I saw the finals in Fulham and Munich and Lyon deserved to win those games.

"Now we're playing a game here, over 90 minutes or 120 minutes, and each team has a chance. We're completely motivated, completely prepared and we will be in that game to win it."

High-flying Lyon wary of Germans
Lyon have brought a vastly experienced squad to west London and captain Sonia Bompastor, part of the triumphant sides in 2011 and 2012, believes they can succeed again.

"Traditionally when French teams came up against German sides, the French sides would always lose," the 32-year-old said.

"Thankfully, with Lyon over the last couple of years we've managed to change that and show that we have the ability and talent within the team to actually beat them if we play to our best level.

"Perhaps they are less impressive than they were but we still have a lot of respect for them.

"German sides have always been in the final over the last few years because they work very hard, the national and club structure is very good and are still the benchmark we respect."