UEFA Women’s Champions League 2015/16 quarter-final lineup.
The UEFA Women’s Champions League 2015/16 quarter-final line-up is complete as Barcelona, Brescia, Frankfurt, Lyon, PSG, Rosengård, Slavia Praha and Wolfsburg make up the last eight.
The UWCL quarter-final and semi-final draw will take place next Friday (27 November), live at 13:30CET.
The teams are competing for a place in the UEFA Women’s Champions League Final on 26 May 2016 at Stadio Città del Tricolore in Italy.
Among the last eight, there are 2 representatives of Germany (Wolfsburg and Frankfurt), 2 from France (PSG and Lyon), 1 from Spain (Barcelona), Italy (Brescia), Sweden (Rosengård) and Czech Rep. (Slavia Praha).
FC Barcelona has never progressed from the quarter-final stage of the competition, on their way to this season’s last eight they knocked out BIIK-Kazygurt and FC Twente.
Brescia has reached their first quarter-final of the UWCL, becoming the first Italian Women’s Serie A team to progress this far since Verona in the 2008/09 edition.
1.FFC Frankfurt are the current UWCL holders and have won the competition a total of 4 times (2002, 2006, 2008, 2015).
Lyon were back-to-back winners of this competition in 2011 and 2012 but the last couple of years the French club has failed to progress from the round of 16 stage. They head into the last eight comfortably this year after beating Atlético Madrid 9-1 on aggregate.
Paris Saint-Germain’s best performance in this competition came last season when they finished as runners-up, defeated by a last minute Islacker goal in the 2015 final with Frankfurt. PSG progressed to the quarter-finals this year on away goals, drawing 1-1 away and 0-0 at home with Örebro.
The Swedish champions, Rosengård beat Verona 8-2 on aggregate to advance to the quarter-finals. Having retained the Swedish title this season, they are the only one of the quarter-finalists to already be sure of their berth in 2016/17 UEFA Women’s Champions League.
Slavia Praha have reached their first quarter-final after beating Zvezda-2005 in the last 16. Previously, the Czech Republic club’s best performance was the round of 32 stage.
Wolfsburg has won the competition twice, in 2013 and 2014. Last season they were defeated in the semi-final stage against PSG. A win at this edition will see Ralf Kellermann become the first coach to win this tournament three times.