Meet the UEFA Women's Champions League 2016/17 Quarter-finalists

Meet the UEFA Women’s Champions League 2016/17 Quarter-finalists

The 2016/17 UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-finalists include the holders Olympique Lyonnais, debutants Manchester City and runners-up PSG, lets meet the last 8.

The draw for the UEFA Women’s Champions League 2016/17 quarter-finals and semi-finals will take place on the 25 November (streamed live on UEFA) and will feature Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Fortuna Hjørring, Lyon, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Rosengård and Wolfsburg.

Olympique Lyonnais (France)

The current holders and with three UEFA Women’s Champions League titles under their belts, Lyon are notable favourites to reach the final. Lyon will equal German club 1.FFC Frankfurt’s record of four titles if they can win again. Lyon have shown no mercy to their opponents so far in this year’s competition, beating Zurich 17-0 on aggregate in the last 16 and Norwegian club Avaldsnes 10-2 on aggregate. The opposition ahead as we reach the last 8 is tough and Lyon will not want to be complacent.

Bayern Munich (Germany)

Bayern Munich have progressed to the quarter-final stage for the first time, the German champions have eased through to the last 8 beating Hibernian and Rossiyanka on route. Talented Vivianne Miedema is their top goal scorer so far, Miedema netted a brace in last night’s Round of 16 victory over Rossiyanka, one of which you can see below.

Fortuna Hjørring (Denmark)

Fortuna Hjørring beat Brescia in the Round of 16 to book their place in the quarter-finals. Before that the Danish club knocked out Athletic with an extra time goal by Tamires. Fortuna’s best performance in the competition was in 2003, when it was known as the UEFA Women’s Cup, they reached the final but were beat by Swedish club Umeå. During last night’s round of 16 2nd leg against Brescia, Camilla Kur netted a great strike, see below.

Manchester City (England)

Manchester City have certainly stamped their mark on the UEFA Women’s Champions League in their debut appearance. Not only have they produced impressive performances to overcome Brøndby 2-1 on aggregate in the last 16 and Zvezda 2005 6-0 on aggregate in the round of 32, they have made global headlines most notably for Toni Duggan’s outstanding goal in the round of 16 which secured the English club’s side in the quarter-finals… Lets watch it again…

Paris Saint-Germain (France)

PSG’s closest chance of winning the UEFA Women’s Champions League was in 2015 when they reached the final only to be defeated by 1.FFC Frankfurt. In the Round of 32 in this edition, it looked like PSG would be making an early exit having suffered a 3-1 first leg defeat against LSK Kvinner. However, Cristiane stunned the Norwegian champions producing a hat-trick in the 4-1 return leg win. Last night PSG comfortably beat BIIK-Kazygurt 7-1 on aggregate.

Rosengård (Sweden)

In 2004, under the former name of Malmö, Rosengård achieved their best performance to date by reaching the semi-finals. In this season’s competition, the Swedish club have beaten Breidablik and Slavia Praha to reach the quarter-final stage for the fifth time in six seasons.

Wolfsburg (Germany)

German club VfL Wolfsburg have won this prestigious title twice (2013 and 2014), they are looking strong as they head to the quarter-finals of this edition having defeated Chelsea Ladies and Eskilstuna United on route. If Wolfsburg are successful, Ralf Kellermann will become the first coach to win this tournament three times with the same club. Their striker Anja Mittag is just one goal away from being the first player to 50 UEFA women’s club competition goals.

Barcelona (Spain)

FC Barcelona knocked out FC Twente for the second year in a row to reach the quarter-finals. This is the third time the Spanish club has progressed to this stage but to date they have never been able to advance to the semi-finals.

Tournament schedule:

Quarter-final and semi-final draw: 25 November 2016
Quarter-finals: 22/23 & 29/30 March 2017
Semi-finals: 22/23 & 29/30 April 2017
Final: 1 June 2017, Cardiff City Stadium


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