Arsenal is gearing up to begin their Women’s Champions League journey against Sweden’s Linkoping. Meanwhile, Glasgow City, Cardiff City, and Shelbourne find themselves sharing the same group in the first round of the tournament.
The reigning champions from Scotland will square off against their Irish equivalents in one semi-final round, with the victors advancing to face either the Welsh champions Cardiff or Lithuania’s Gintra in their subsequent mini-final.
Arsenal, having made it to the semi-finals in the previous season, will potentially face Paris or Ukraine’s Kryvbas in their final match if they manage to advance from the earlier stages.
For full draw details, visit Uefa.com [link here].
Scottish second-place team Celtic will go up against Denmark’s Brondby in their semi-final match, vying for the chance to face either Minsk of Belarus or Valerenga from Norway.
Champions from Northern Ireland, Cliftonville, will meet Benfica, who made it to the main group stage last season, in their section’s semi-final, with the winning team set to confront either Riga of Latvia or Kazakhstan’s Shymkent.
Manchester United, similar to Cliftonville, is entering the competition for the first time. Despite being England’s second-place team, they are part of the group of clubs who join in the second round.
Last year’s semi-finalists and current English champions, Chelsea, will directly enter the 16-team group stage, alongside Barcelona, former Champions League victors Lyon, and Bayern Munich.
The championship match is scheduled to be held at Sporting Lisbon’s Estadio Jose Alvalade on one of the following dates: 24th, 25th, or 26th of May.
More updates to come.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Women’s Champions League
What teams will Arsenal face in their Women’s Champions League campaign?
Arsenal will face Linkoping of Sweden in their Women’s Champions League campaign.
Which teams were drawn together in the same first-round group?
Glasgow City, Cardiff City, and Shelbourne were drawn together in the same first-round group.
Who will Scottish champions face in their semi-final?
The Scottish champions will face their Irish counterparts in their semi-final match.
Who are the potential opponents for Arsenal in the final?
If Arsenal progresses, they will face either Paris or Kryvbas of Ukraine in their final match.
Which teams are making their debut in the competition?
Both Cliftonville from Northern Ireland and Manchester United from England are making their debut in the Women’s Champions League.
Which teams enter directly to the 16-team group stage?
English champions Chelsea, holders Barcelona, former winners Lyon, and Bayern Munich enter directly to the 16-team group stage.
Where will the final be played?
The final of the Women’s Champions League will be played at Sporting Lisbon’s Estadio Jose Alvalade.
More about Women’s Champions League
- Uefa.com – Women’s Champions League
- Arsenal Women’s Team
- Glasgow City FC Official Website
- Cardiff City Women’s Team
- Shelbourne FC Official Website
- Paris FC Official Website
- Kryvbas FC Official Website
- Celtic FC Women
- Brondby IF Women’s Team
- FC Minsk Official Website
- Valerenga Fotball Damer
- Cliftonville Ladies FC Official Website
- SL Benfica Women’s Team
- Riga FC Official Website
- Shymkent FC Official Website
- Manchester United Women’s Team
- Chelsea FC Women
- FC Barcelona Femení
- Olympique Lyonnais Women’s Team
- FC Bayern Munich Women
- Sporting CP Official Website