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« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2011, 05:15:23 PM »
The UEFA Women's Champions League qualifying round begins on Thursday as 32 teams, newcomers from Latvia and Albania among them, chase ten knockout berths

The road to the UEFA Women's Champions League final in Munich on 17 May 2011 kicks off on Thursday with 32 teams in action across eight qualifying round groups.

Matches will take place in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Portugal, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Finland, Cyprus and Croatia on Thursday, Saturday and next Tuesday.

It all kicks off in Sarajevo at 11.00CET on Thursday when Gintra Universitetas of Lithuania meet Turkish champions Ataşehir Belediyespor in Group 4. Later that day other fixtures to note include debut matches for representatives from Latvia and Albania. Latvia's SK Liepājas Metalurgs meet MTK Hungária FC in Group 2 while KS Ada take on Finnish Group 6 hosts PK-35 Vantaa.

Two teams who made an impact last season also begin their campaigns. Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, a minute from knocking out Arsenal LFC in the round of 16, open Group 3 against Irish side Peamount United. Group 7 hosts Apollon Limassol LFC humbled two-time winners Umeå IK at this stage a year ago and begin against a FC Progrès Niedercorn side ending Luxembourg's nine-season absence from UEFA women's club competition; they previously competed in the inaugural 2001/02 edition.

All eight group winners plus the two best runners-up will proceed to the draw for the rounds of 32 and 16 on 23 August, with the two-legged knockout phase beginning the following month. Holders Olympique Lyonnais are among 22 sides entering in the last 32 from the record entry of 54 teams.

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Re: Champions League 2011/12 : The road to Munchen
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2011, 04:08:28 PM »
Already a first big win : MTK 12 Liepājas  0 2 girls with 4 goals already.
Apollon Limassol 6-0 up after 38 minutes...

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Re: Champions League 2011/12 : The road to Munchen
« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2011, 07:42:26 PM »
City get off to a good start with a 4-0 win against Spartak...


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Re: Champions League 2011/12 : The road to Munchen
« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2011, 09:18:49 PM »
Already a first big win : MTK 12 Liepājas  0 2 girls with 4 goals already.
Apollon Limassol 6-0 up after 38 minutes...

Latvia are pretty bad, I don't think they've played WNT football either. Other debutants Albania (0-10) and Luxembourg (0-14)

Good job by Peamount Utd, only losing 0-1 to Rayo. Better than Arsenal.

Glasgow are probably through given that their other two opponents are Faroese and the team that lost to the Faroese.
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Re: Champions League 2011/12 : The road to Munchen
« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2011, 11:23:07 PM »
Good job by Peamount Utd, only losing 0-1 to Rayo. Better than Arsenal.
Yeah that one surprised me. Hopefully Rayo will qualify so that we can see Bristol take on a good team in the first round like OL or Frankfurt, that would be fun and an indication of the strength of the FA WSL.

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Re: Champions League 2011/12 : The road to Munchen
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2011, 03:52:25 PM »
Already a first big win : MTK 12 Liepājas  0 2 girls with 4 goals already.
Apollon Limassol 6-0 up after 38 minutes...

Latvia are pretty bad, I don't think they've played WNT football either. Other debutants Albania (0-10) and Luxembourg (0-14)

Good job by Peamount Utd, only losing 0-1 to Rayo. Better than Arsenal.

Glasgow are probably through given that their other two opponents are Faroese and the team that lost to the Faroese.

Thats City through now they just beaten Mosta 8-0....


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Re: Champions League 2011/12 : The road to Munchen
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2011, 06:12:50 PM »
They need a point against Klaksvik

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Re: Champions League 2011/12 : The road to Munchen
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2011, 08:08:53 PM »
Good job by Peamount Utd, only losing 0-1 to Rayo. Better than Arsenal.
Yeah that one surprised me. Hopefully Rayo will qualify so that we can see Bristol take on a good team in the first round like OL or Frankfurt, that would be fun and an indication of the strength of the FA WSL.

Peamount had roped in international stars Steph Roche and Julie-Ann Russell to their squad. I don't know if they are signed or just moonlighting for the Champion's League games.

In related news, the FAI have finally been shamed into creating a national women's league. Using a E100,000 handout from Uefa they've cobbled together a ramshackle, seven team "pilot" league, set to start in November. 

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Re: Champions League 2011/12 : The road to Munchen
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2011, 09:33:10 PM »
That's a start, should be interesting to see if the level improves.

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Re: Champions League 2011/12 : The road to Munchen
« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2011, 09:43:33 PM »
Peamount - Krka 7-0.

Think we can call that an improvement.

Also, WFC 'Our Taxi' of Macedonia beat PAOK Thessaloniki 1-0. That's mostly the same PAOK who beat Austrian champions Neulengbach 1-0 last year. (and admittedly lost 1-3 on aggregate.)
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Re: Champions League 2011/12 : The road to Munchen
« Reply #30 on: August 15, 2011, 07:37:44 PM »
They need a point against Klaksvik

I'm not sure if they avoid losing 3-0 they should make it...


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Re: Champions League 2011/12 : The road to Munchen
« Reply #31 on: August 15, 2011, 09:23:41 PM »
If they loose they will be behind on head to head and therefore second.

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Rayo Vallecano and Olimpia Cluj celebrate
« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2011, 10:23:57 AM »
Rayo Vallecano de Madrid and CFF Olimpia Cluj secured first place in their qualifying round groups and made it to the round of 32 with a game to spare.

Rayo Vallecano de Madrid and CFF Olimpia Cluj moved through from the UEFA Women's Champions League qualifying round after the second set of games on Saturday.

The round concludes on Tuesday, when the eight group winners and two runners-up with the best record against the sides first and third in their section will progress to join the 22 top-ranked clubs in the round of 32, drawn on 23 August. UEFA.com rounds up Saturday's action.

Group 1
BSC Young Boys opened up a three-point gap thanks to a 7-0 defeat of CS Goliador-SS 11 Chisinau, the goals including Lia Wälti scoring direct from a corner. Macedonian hosts ZFK Nase Taksi-SNT 2010, beaten by fellow debutants Young Boys on Thursday, bounced back to defeat PAOK FC 1-0, Lenche Andreevska claiming the winner three minutes from half-time on her 19th birthday. Vesna Vitanova did well to keep out PAOK after the break, but her side cannot win the group. PAOK can still pip Young Boys but must beat the Swiss side on Tuesday and by a two-goal margin should Taksi-SNT overcome Chisinau.

Group 2
An exciting final day is in prospect with three teams in contention in Portugal. MTK Hungária FC began the afternoon two points clear but ASA Tel-Aviv FC, who equalised in added time on Thursday against SU 1° Dezembro, beat the Budapest team 1-0 through Sarit Shenar's 84th-minute goal. MTK had made six changes from their 12-0 defeat of SK Liepājas Metalurgs with Rita Méry and Dóra Papp, who each scored four that day, only used in the second half as ASA dominated the game physically. Hosts 1º Dezembro went top, above ASA on goal difference and a point ahead of MTK, after a 4-0 defeat of Latvia's first entrants SK Liepājas Metalurgs, but their hopes of a bigger win were frustrated by several misses including a Carla Couto penalty. On Tuesday, 1° Dezembro meet MTK and ASA take on Liepājas.

Group 3
Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, who made it to the last 16 in 2010/11, are in the knockouts again thanks to a 4-1 win against Pärnu JK as the club the Spanish side beat with a late goal on Thursday, Irish champions Peamount United, saw off Slovenian hosts ŽNK Krka 7-0. Pärnu took a shock lead on ten minutes via Kaire Palmaru's strike from 25 minutes but hopes of following up their opening defeat of Krka were dashed by Jenniffer Hermoso's equaliser late in the half and Rayo surged away after the break. Peamount then overwhelmed the home side to move up to second, ahead of Tuesday opponents Pärnu on goal difference, and they can still aim to go through as one of the two best runners-up.

Group 4
CFF Olimpia Cluj had opened up a two-point lead on Thursday when they beat WFC SFK 2000 Sarajevo 3-1 on their European debut – and a 5-0 defeat of Lithuania's FK Gintra Universitetas proved enough to take the Romanian champions through thanks to the hosts' later 4-1 victory against Ataşehir Belediyespor. Loredana Cosma's two goals, sandwiching Ştefania Vătafu's penalty, put Olimpia in control before the break, and Cosmina Duşa struck twice late on to take her tournament tally to four despite a determined display from Gintra keeper Ina Boyko. Sarajevo will now hope that a good last-day result against Gintra will leave them as one of the best runners-up after their win, which was inspired by two great goals from Amela Kršo. Amela Fetahović was also on target despite missing a penalty for which Yeliz Demir was sent off.

Group 5
Glasgow City FC are another side with a three-point lead after putting on an exhibition of football to defeat Malta's Mosta FC 8-0 with seven different scorers. ŽFK Spartak, beaten 4-0 by Glasgow on Thursday, overcame Faroese ever-presents KÍ Klaksvík 4-2 with three unanswered second-half goals in a strong finish, but the Serbian hosts cannot now top the group. KÍ can still deny Glasgow with a victory when they meet on Tuesday, but it will need to be by three goals should Spartak defeat Mosta.

Group 6
Finnish hosts PK-35 Vantaa defeated fellow opening winners ŠK Slovan Bratislava 1-0, a Jenae Seppälä header 14 minutes from the end making their second-half superiority tell and adding them to the list of sides three points clear in their group. However, Vantaa are not yet through as their Tuesday opponents RTP Unia Racibórz joined Slovan on three points by beating Albania's KS Ada 8-0 thanks in part to a Agata Tarczyńska hat-trick. Any win other than 1-0 on Tuesday would be good enough for Polish side Unia; Slovan will need Vantaa to lose by that exact scoreline and beat Ada by better than 10-0 to finish top.

Group 7
Hosts Apollon Limassol LFC and FC Legenda Chernigiv both won their games 8-0 to set up a Tuesday decider. Apollon, who hit 14 in their opener, will have the goal difference advantage after their dominant performance against Swansea City LFC, Hayley Lauder's beautiful long-range strike in the 39th minute and Christiana Solomou's solo effort near the end the most spectacular of their goals. Hat-trick scorer Yulia Kornievets stood out for Legenda as they overcame Luxembourg's FC Progrès Niedercorn, but the Ukrainian champions, whose goalkeeper Kateryna Samson only touched the ball once, must beat Apollon on Tuesday to make sure of going through.

Group 8
It could not be closer as FC NSA Sofia and Croatian hosts WFC Osijek each prevailed 1-0 to go into the joint lead a point ahead of Belarusian side FC Bobruichanka. NSA, who drew 1-1 with Osijek on Thursday, ended the hopes of Northern Ireland's Newtownabbey Strikers WFC, but the Bulgarian champions missed a number of chances to add to the tenth-minute winner of stand-out player Silvia Radoyska. Osijek then beat opening-day leaders Bobruichanka through Ana Marija Kalamiza's early strike. On Tuesday, NSA face Bobruichanka and Osijek are up against eliminated Newtownabbey.
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« Reply #33 on: August 16, 2011, 06:08:26 PM »
Group 1 : Young Boys through with 7 points, ZFK 3 pts GD -1

Group 2 :Asa Tel Aviv through with 7 points, Dezembro 2 pts GD 0

Group 3  :Rayo Vallecano are through with 9 points, Peamount has 3 pts GD +3

Group 4 :Cluj through with 9 points,  Sarajevo has 3 points  GD +1

Group 5  :Glasgow are through with 9 points, Spartak has 3 pts GD -2

Group 6 :Vaanta through with 7 points , Bratislava has 3 points GD 0

Group 7 : Apollon Limassol are through with 9 points, Legenda has 3 pts  GD +1  

Group 8 : Osijek thorugh with 7 points Bobruichanka 3 points GD +2

If my calculations are correct , Peamount and Bobruichanka best runner-ups qualify as well.

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Re: Champions League 2011/12 : The road to Munchen
« Reply #34 on: August 16, 2011, 09:54:19 PM »

If my calculations are correct , Peamount and Bobruichanka best runner-ups qualify as well.

Agreed with this.

Osijek the big shock. They scored nul points last time around and Croatia WNT were equally dismal. Peamount also a shock, but at least they had roped in some decent players.

Edit: the Irish league was 35th and the Croatian 37th going into this tournament. Ireland were equal with the Faroes and Croatia equal with Moldova.
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« Reply #35 on: August 16, 2011, 10:15:30 PM »
Really surprised by some results. Only two of the top 8 ranked team qualified. Bristol are now dumped to non seeded status and I personally hope they get either Lyon or Frankfurt just to show the FA why they shouldn't give a champions league place to the next cup winner.

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Re: Champions League 2011/12 : The road to Munchen
« Reply #36 on: August 17, 2011, 10:37:01 AM »
Perhaps theyll do the same with Arsenal aswell.

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Re: Champions League 2011/12 : The road to Munchen
« Reply #37 on: August 17, 2011, 10:45:00 AM »
If they loose they will be behind on head to head and therefore second.

Eh they beaten the other teams so head to head wouldn't have com into it...not that it matters as the won the last game 5-0 so they go through without conceding a goal either...


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Peamount and Bobruichanka complete last 32
« Reply #38 on: August 17, 2011, 04:30:49 PM »
Debutants Peamount United and former quarter-finalists FC Bobruichanka have completed the last 32 lineup for Tuesday's draw after being confirmed as the best two qualifying round runners-up.

European debutants Peamount United and former quarter-finalists FC Bobruichanka have completed the UEFA Women's Champions League knockout lineup after being confirmed as the best two qualifying round runners-up.

Only results against the teams finishing first and third in the eight mini-tournaments that concluded on Tuesday counted for the reckoning, meaning Irish side Peamount and Bobruichanka of Belarus join group winners BSC Young Boys, ASA Tel-Aviv FC, Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, CFF Olimpia Cluj, Glasgow City LFC, PK-35 Vantaa, Apollon Limassol LFC and WFC Osijek in the round of 32, together with the 22 clubs seeded straight into that stage. Their number includes holders Olympique Lyonnais, former winners 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam, 1. FFC Frankfurt and Arsenal LFC plus the runners-up from the eight top-ranked nations, who previously had to go through the qualifying round.

For the round of 32 draw next Tuesday in Nyon the 16 teams with the highest coefficient will be seeded and drawn against the remaining sides, though no club can meet one from the same association. Rayo Vallecano, the only team from the qualifying round to be seeded, will also be unable to play Peamount, who were in the same group.

The seeded sides will be away in the first leg on 28/29 September and at home on 5/6 October. The round of 16 will also be drawn on Tuesday with no seeding of any kind.

Qualifying round lineup
Pot 1 (seeded)
Olympique Lyonnais (FRA, holders)
Arsenal LFC (ENG)
1. FFC Turbine Potsdam (GER)
1. FFC Frankfurt (GER)*
FC Rossiyanka (RUS)
Brøndby IF (DEN)
ASD Torres CF (ITA)
SV Neulengbach (AUT)
Fortuna Hjørring (DEN) *
AC Sparta Praha (CZE)
Valur Reykjavík (ISL)
WFC Malmö (SWE)
Göteborg FC (SWE)*
Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA)*
Rayo Vallecano de Madrid (ESP)**
FC Energiya Voronezh (RUS)*

Pot 2
Bristol Academy WFC (ENG)*
UPC Tavagnacco (ITA)*
Standard Fémina de Liège (BEL)
Glasgow City FC (SCO)**
Stabæk Football (NOR)
CSHVSM (KAZ)
Thór/KA (ISL)*
Apollon Limassol LFC (CYP)**
FC Twente (NED)
FC Bobruchanka (BLR)***
PK-35 Vantaa (FIN)**
BSC Young Boys (SUI)**
ASA Tel-Aviv FC (ISR)**
CFF Olimpia Cluj (ROU)**
WFC Osijek (CRO)**
Peamount United (IRL)***

*National runners-up
**Qualifying round winners
***Qualifying round best runners-up

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Knockout contenders set for draw
« Reply #39 on: August 22, 2011, 03:24:02 PM »
Holders Olympique Lyonnais and three other past winners will discover their first UEFA Women's Champions League knockout phase opponents for the season when the rounds of 32 and 16 are streamed live on UEFA.com at 14.00 and 14.20CET respectively on Tuesday.

The ten sides that came through from the qualifying round last week are joined by 22 new arrivals at this stage, including Lyon and the side they beat in last season's final, 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam, as well as fellow former champions 1. FFC Frankfurt and Arsenal LFC.

Sole three-time European champions Frankfurt are ending a two-year absence from UEFA competition, and like Potsdam will be hoping to ensure home presence in the Munich final on 17 May. For the first time, the runners-up from the eight highest-ranked nations, Frankfurt included, have been given a bye to the round of 32 rather than coming through the qualifying round.

In the round of 32, the 16 teams with the highest coefficient will be seeded and drawn against the remaining sides, though no club can meet another from the same association. Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, the only survivors from the qualifying round to be seeded, will also be unable to play Dublin side Peamount United, who were in the same group.

The seeded sides will be away in the first leg on 28/29 September and at home on 5/6 October. The round of 16, played on 2/3 and 9/10 November, will also be drawn on Tuesday with no seeding of any kind. The draw ceremonies will be conducted by UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino along with Karen Espelund, UEFA Executive Committee member by invitation and chairwoman of the UEFA Women's Football Committee.

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