Arsenal draws Bayern Munich in the Women’s Champions League, while Chelsea plays Lyon in the quarterfinals
Arsenal have drawn Bayern Munich in the Women’s Champions League quarter-finals, while Chelsea will face eight-time winners Lyon.
Women’s Champions League quarter-final first-leg ties will be played on March 21 and 22; Second-leg ties will be played a week later March 29 and 30; Arsenal could face PSG or Wolfsburg in the semis; Chelsea could play Barcelona or Roma
Both WSL sides topped their Champions League groups and will face tricky ties in the final eight. The quarter-final first-leg ties will be played on March 21 and 22, with the second-leg ties will be played a week later March 29 and 30.
While some have questioned whether they can still be dominant in Europe this season, their trophy haul and experience alone is enough to make them a daunting prospect.
The two teams previously met in the semi-finals of the 2018/19 campaign, with Chelsea beaten 3-2 on aggregate. Lyon went on to win the competition that season in what was their sixth European title.
Arsenal won the title in the 2006/07 season, and are playing all of their Champions League matches at the Emirates Stadium this season. Their opponents, Bayern Munich, have a squad made up of a number of German players who reached the Euro 2022 final last summer, as well as eventual winner Georgia Stanway.
These quarter-final ties 🤤🍿
— UEFA Women’s Champions League (@UWCL) February 10, 2023
They finished as runners-up to Barcelona in their group, who drew Champions League newcomers Roma in their quarter-final tie. The Italian side reached the knockout rounds in their first season in the competition.
Should Chelsea win their quarter-final tie, they will face either Barcelona or Roma in the semi-finals. The last time the Blues faced the Spanish side was in the 20120/21 final in which they lost 4-0.
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Two-time Champions League winners Wolfsburg also face PSG in their last eight fixture, with Arsenal potentially facing the winner of that tie in the semi-finals.
Women’s Champions League draw in full
Bayern Munich vs Arsenal
Lyon vs Chelsea
Roma vs Barcelona
PSG vs Wolfsburg
PSG vs Wolfsburg vs Bayern Munich or Arsenal
Lyon or Chelsea vs Roma vs Barcelona
When are the key dates for Women’s Champions League?
First leg: March 21 and 22
Second leg: March 29 and 30
First leg: April 22 and 23
Second leg: April 29 and 30
Saturday June 3 at the PSV Stadium, the Netherlands; kick-off 5pm