Result of the UEFA Women’s Champions League 2017/18 quarter-final and semi-final draw
The draw for the 2017/18 UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-final and semi-final took place today, offering fans some very enticing fixtures!
Holders Lyon will continue in their goal to become the first five-time winners and the only side to lift the trophy three years in a row when they face Barcelona.
Chelsea, the only quarter-finalists in this round for the first time, are drawn against French club Montpellier.
Result of the UWCL 2017/18 quarter-final draw
Quarter-final 1: Montpellier v Chelsea
Quarter-final 2: Wolfsburg v Slavia Praha
Quarter-final 3: Manchester City v Linköping
Quarter-final 4: Lyon v Barcelona
Result of the UWCL 2017/18 semi-final draw
Semi-final 1: Montpellier/Chelsea v Wolfsburg/Slavia Praha
Semi-final 2: Manchester City/Linköping v Lyon/Barcelona
Winner from Semi-final 1 will be the home team in the Final at the Valeriy Lobanovskiy Dynamo Stadium, Kyiv.
England have two representatives left in the competition at this stage, Chelsea, who have reached the quarter-final round for the first time, and Manchester City Women who made it to the semi-finals on their UEFA Women’s Champions League debut last season.
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FC Barcelona have reached their fourth UWCL quarter-final in five years and in last season’s competition they had their best ever performance advancing to the semi-finals where they were defeated by French club Paris Saint-Germain.
However, the Spanish club has recently strengthened their squad with the signings such as Lieke Martins (FIFA’s Best Player and UEFA Player of the Year) and Toni Duggan from Manchester City.
Lyon have one of the best records in this competition and are looking to make history with a win this season. Within their strong squad is Ada Hegerberg who is just one goal off the season record of goals in this competition, she has currently netted 13 so far.
Also representing France is Montpellier, their best performance at this competition is the semi-finals but that was eleven years ago.
Slavia Praha of Czech Republic have reached the quarter-final stage for the second time, in their previous appearance at this stage they were defeated by Olympique Lyonnais.
VfL Wolfsburg have been crowned UEFA Women’s Champions League Winners on two previous occasions in 2013 and 2014. So far in this season’s campaign, the top German club has beaten the Spanish champions Atlético Madrid and Italian Women;s Serie A title holders Fiorentina.
Linköping have never advanced beyond the quarter-final stage, they were beaten by Arsenal in 2011 and Brøndby in 2015. Linköping lost a couple of key players including Pernille Harder who made the move to German Allianz Frauen-Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg and Stina Blackstenius to French club, Montpellier
Road to Kyiv
Quarter-finals: 21/22 & 28/29 March
Semi-finals: 21/22 & 28/29 April
Final: 24 May – Valeriy Lobanovskiy Dynamo Stadium, Kyiv
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