EbeneInfo – AU – Champions League for women: Chelsea meet Benfica, Land Göteborg in Manchester City

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    Chelsea will play for a spot in the last 16 against Champions League newcomers Benfica next month when they return to competition after a year of absence

    Emma Hayes’ team failed to qualify for last season’s tournament after finishing third behind Arsenal and Manchester City in the 2018-19 Women’s Super League, but reaching the semi-finals twice and beating Wolfsburg in 2018 and lost to Lyon in 2019

    Manchester City, also two semi-finalists, will play against Swedish team Gothenburg.The city have been eliminated by Atlético Madrid in the last two seasons, the last 16 of last season and one round earlier in 2019

    The Italian champions failed to get past the last 32 in their two attempts in their three-year history. Lyon have won the competition five times in a row and a total of seven times as a record winner The Norwegian striker Ada Hegerberg is the best goalscorer of all time with 53 goals. In August, Lyon defeated Wolfsburg 3-1 in the final of a stunted one-leg competition in San Sebastián

    Scottish champions Glasgow City defeated Icelandic team Valur after a 1-1 draw in qualifying on penalties to secure a draw against Sparta Prague

    The games will take place on 9 and 10 December and 15 and 16 December took place on two legs, with the seeded team playing the second leg at home

    This year’s draw for the last 32 had a slightly different format: Unsettled teams and seeded teams were divided into four groups based on geographic location to limit the distance traveled during the pandemic May held in Gothenburg

    The competition for the next season will be expanded to include a group phase in which the third-placed player in the women’s Super League can also compete via qualification

    UEFA Women’s Champions League, Manchester City FC., S.L. Benfica, Chelsea FC., Olympique Lyonnais, Juventus FC.

    EbeneInfo – AU – Women’s Champions League: Chelsea meet Benfica, Manchester City, Gothenburg

    Source: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/nov/24/womens-champions-league-chelsea-face-benfica-manchester-city-land-gothenburg-draw

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