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Re: Champions League 2011/12 : The road to Munchen
« Reply #40 on: August 23, 2011, 01:43:11 PM »
Round of 32 draw
CFF Olimpia Cluj (ROU) v Olympique Lyonnais (FRA, holders)
Peamount United (IRL) v Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA)
CSHVSM (KAZ) v SV Neulengbach (AUT)
Apollon Limassol LFC (CYP) v AC Sparta Praha (CZE)
PK-35 Vantaa (FIN) v Rayo Vallecano de Madrid (ESP)
UPC Tavagnacco (ITA) v WFC Malmö (SWE)
WFC Osijek (CRO) v Göteborg FC (SWE)
Glasgow City FC (SCO) v Valur Reykjavík (ISL)
BSC Young Boys (SUI) v Fortuna Hjørring (DEN)
Thór/KA (ISL) v 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam (GER)
ASA Tel-Aviv FC (ISR) v ASD Torres CF (ITA)
FC Twente (NED) v FC Rossiyanka (RUS)
Bristol Academy WFC (ENG) v FC Energiya Voronezh (RUS)
FC Bobruchanka (BLR) v Arsenal LFC (ENG)
Standard Fémina de Liège (BEL) v Brøndby IF (DEN)
Stabæk Football (NOR) v 1. FFC Frankfurt (GER)

Round of 16 draw
Stabæk/Frankfurt v Peamount/PSG
Olimpia Cluj/Lyon v Apollon/Sparta
CSHVSM/Neulengbach v Tavagnacco/Malmö
Young Boys/Fortuna v Osijek/Göteborg
Bristol/Energiya v Twente/Rossiyanka
Vantaa/Rayo v Bobruchanka/Arsenal
Thór/Potsdam v Glasgow/Valur
Standard/Brøndby v Tel-Aviv/Torres

Tough draw for Bristol. A long and nasty trip. (Voronezh is 300km south of Moscow, pretty close to the border with north-eastern Ukraine.)

Glasgow won the first round draw, though one expects Potsdam will be too tough.

More Brøndby - Torres and Rayo - Arsenal, you'd think. Stabæk will likely fail.
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Re: Champions League 2011/12 : The road to Munchen
« Reply #41 on: September 01, 2011, 03:46:01 PM »
My guess :

Frankfurt v PSG
Lyon v Apollon
CSHVSM v Malmö
Fortuna v Göteborg
Energiya v Rossiyanka
Rayo v Arsenal
Potsdam v Glasgow
Brøndby v Torres

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Re: Champions League 2011/12 : The road to Munchen
« Reply #42 on: September 02, 2011, 07:40:34 AM »
I think Neulengbach will stutter through. Agree on the rest though.

Göteborg - Osijek could break some records.
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Re: Champions League 2011/12 : The road to Munchen
« Reply #43 on: September 02, 2011, 09:29:43 AM »
I would be very curious to see who would turn up as 2nd team for Austria should they get a second spot as Neulengbach have won 9 in a row I think and are not really dangerous opponents to top teams ?
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Re: Champions League 2011/12 : The road to Munchen
« Reply #44 on: September 02, 2011, 01:14:09 PM »
Yeah. Last year they only drew one game in the league and then won the return leg 8-2 (and also beat them 8-0 in the cup semi). The last time they lost a domestic match was 2 years ago.

At least if they stuff up there's a theoretical chance Spain could overtake them (they're 3.5 points behind)

Potsdam - Akureyri should be a goal-fest too, nearly forgot that.
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Re: Champions League 2011/12 : The road to Munchen
« Reply #45 on: September 04, 2011, 07:52:29 PM »
Tickets for Glasgow City v Valur Reykjavik on 29th September are now on sale via www.tickets-scotland.com
City also have a good deal just announced on their website, that if you buy a replica jersey in the next ten days, you get your ticket for free!
http://glasgowcityladiesfc.co.uk/GlasgowCityChampionsLeagueoffer.htm

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UEFA Champions league squads
« Reply #46 on: September 26, 2011, 08:16:01 AM »
Most of the team squad lists have been disclosed :

http://www.uefa.com/womenschampionsleague/season=2012/clubs/index.html

Select a club and click on squad.
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Re: Champions League 2011/12 : The road to Munchen
« Reply #47 on: September 27, 2011, 06:38:21 PM »
Former semi-finalists Brøndby IF and Italian title holders ASD Torres CF both won 2-0 away in the first two UEFA Women's Champions League round of 32 opening legs played on Tuesday.

Brøndby, who reached the last four of the UEFA Women's Cup in 2003/04 and 2006/07, came away from Standard Femina de Liège with a useful lead to defend in Denmark next Thursday. The visitors were always in control after Lise Munk struck on eight minutes, Nanna Christiansen adding another late in the first half.

In the tie that will decide Brøndby or Standard's round of 16 opposition, Torres were held for 49 minutes by preliminary round qualifiers ASA Tel-Aviv FC before Sandy Maendly broke the deadlock from outside the box through the grasp of Merav Shamir. Patrizia Panico claimed her 20th European club goal with 21 minutes left, tapping in after a great Sandy Iannella cross to leave Torres in control for next Wednesday's return in Sassari.

Eleven more first legs, including holders Olympique Lyonnais' trip to CFF Olimpia Cluj, are tomorrow.

http://www.uefa.com/womenschampionsleague/news/newsid=1686175.html
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Stabæk stun Frankfurt, Lyon hit nine
« Reply #48 on: September 29, 2011, 06:32:00 AM »
Stabæk FK made a stunning European debut with a 1-0 round of 32 first-leg defeat of 1. FFC Frankfurt while holders Olympique Lyonnais began their title defence in superb style.

Stabæk FK made a stunning UEFA Women's Champions League debut with a round of 32 first-leg defeat of 1. FFC Frankfurt but holders Olympique Lyonnais began their title defence in superb style.

Frankfurt, the sole three-time winners, are returning to Europe after two years away but must overturn a 1-0 deficit next Wednesday. They dominated the encounter but could not beat Ingrid Hjelmseth, with a Melanie Behringer effort against the post the closest they came to equalising. Cathrine Dekkerhus scored the only goal afer 54 minutes as her effort deflected off the leg of Saskia Bartusiak and looped over Nadine Angerer and in.

Lyon, who have scored 19 goals without reply in their two French league games this season, confirmed that form with a 9-0 victory at CFF Olimpia Cluj, one of ten sides to reach the last 32 from last month's preliminary round. It was 8-0 at half-time, Olimpia's Adina Giurgiu having been sent off in the 16th minute when conceding the penalty from which Eugénie Le Sommer got Lyon's second to kick-off a seven-minute hat-trick. Substitute and European debutant Amel Majri scored the only goal of the second half with five minutes left.

The winners of the Apollon Limassol LFC-AC Sparta Praha tie will meet Lyon in the round of 16, their first leg having finished 2-2 tonight. The home side came from behind and were on course for a deserved victory when an added-time goal by substitute Nikola Danihelková earned the Czech visitors a draw.

The team that Lyon beat in last season's European final, German champions Potsdam, began strongly with a 6-0 victory at Icelandic newcomers Thór/KA. Japanese FIFA Women's World Cup winner Yuki Nagasto, who missed that final through injury, claimed a hat-trick.

Debutants securing better results were Göteborg FC, 4-0 at WFC Osijek, and Paris Saint-Germain FC, who won 2-0 at Peamount United with impressive late strikes from substitutes Nora Coton Pelagie and Cindy Thomas. Fortuna Hjørring, runners-up in 2003, prevailed 3-0 at BSC Young Boys.

The only side other than Stabæk taking a lead to an away match next week are CSHVSM. The Kazakh team defeated Austria's SV Neulengbach 2-1 thanks to Olga Aniskovtseva's second goal in added time. Elsewhere, Rayo Vallecano de Madrid won 4-1 at PK-35 Vantaa in the only meeting between two preliminary round qualifiers and FC Rossiyanka made their dominance at FC Twente tell in the last five minutes through Cristiane and Sofia Jakobsson to secure a 2-0 victory.

http://www.uefa.com/womenschampionsleague/news/newsid=1688115.html

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Re: Champions League 2011/12 : The road to Munchen
« Reply #49 on: September 29, 2011, 06:47:03 AM »
Arsenal LFC cruised to a 4-0 away win and Italian newcomers UPC Tavagnacco earned an encouraging victory against FC Malmö as the final round of 32 first legs took place.

Arsenal LFC and UPC Tavagnacco were the only winners on the night as the last four UEFA Women's Champions League round of 32 first legs were played.

European champions in 2007, at the weekend Arsenal completed the English treble and are aiming to better their semi-final run of last year. They began with a 4-0 win at Belarusian side FC Bobruichanka. Ellen White opened the scoring on nine minutes and after the break Jordan Nobbs extended the lead before substitute Jennifer Beattie made it three and Katie Chapman converted a late penalty.

The return is next Thursday, with Arsenal possibly to set up a round of 16 rematch with Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, who they beat at the same stage in the final minute last year. The Spanish side won their first leg 4-1 on Wednesday at PK-35 Vantaa.

While Arsenal have only ever missed one season of this competition, England's other entrants, Bristol Academy WFC, made their debut tonight, drawing 1-1 against Russian side FC Energiya Voronezh at Ashton Gate. Jessica Fishlock gave the home side a deserved lead on 76 minutes, but Pamela Conti equalised from the spot late on after Jemma Rose was dismissed for a handball on the goal line.

Semi-finalists on their only previous entry in 2003/04, FC Malmö lost 2-1 away against Tavagnacco. Penelope Riboldi and Elisa Camporese fired the Italian newcomers into a 2-0 lead after they weathered an early storm, but Nilla Fischer's late away goal gave last year's Swedish champions a foothold in the tie.

Valur Reykjavík, deprived of the Icelandic title this year, drew 1-1 at Glasgow City FC. Leanne Ross calmly put the Scottish side in front just after the quarter-hour, and while Hólmfrídur Magnúsdóttir hit the crossbar with a free-kick, the home side looked to be well on top until goalkeeper Claire Johnstone picked up a 59th-minute back pass. Laufey Ólafsdóttir finished from close range as Valur worked the resulting free-kick well.

http://www.uefa.com/womenschampionsleague/news/newsid=1689853.html
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Re: Champions League 2011/12 : The road to Munchen
« Reply #50 on: September 30, 2011, 02:48:22 PM »
6 tie more or less settled :

BSC Young Boys 0-3 Fortuna Hjørring
CFF Olimpia Cluj 0-9 Olympique Lyonnais
PK-35 Vantaa 1-4 Rayo Vallecano de Madrid
FC Bobruichanka 0-4 Arsenal
Thór 0-6 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam
WFC Osijek 0-4 Göteborg FC

4 ties with a team in a very favorable position

ASA Tel-Aviv FC 0-2 ASD Torres CF
Standard Fémina de Liège 0-2 Brøndby IF
FC Twente 0-2 FC Rossiyanka
Peamount United 0-2 Paris Saint-Germain

6 very open game

Apollon Limassol 2-2 AC Sparta Praha
CSHVSM Kairat 2-1 SV Neulengbach
Stabæk 1-0 1. FFC Frankfurt
Bristol Academy 1-1 FC Energiya Voronezh
Glasgow City 1-1 Valur Reykjavík
UPC Tavagnacco 2-1 WFC Malmö


Projected round of 16


Stabæk/Frankfurt v PSG
Lyon v Apollon/Sparta
CSHVSM/Neulengbach v Tavagnacco/Malmö
Fortuna v Göteborg
Bristol/Energiya v Rossiyanka
Rayo v Arsenal
Potsdam v Glasgow/Valur
Brøndby v Torres

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Big names seek comebacks to reach last 16
« Reply #51 on: October 03, 2011, 12:18:33 PM »
Last season's UEFA Women's Champions League finalists Olympique Lyonnais and 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam hold big leads going into this week's round of 32 second legs, but three-time winners 1. FFC Frankfurt and Swedish title holders FC Malmö must come from behind in their ties.

In last week's first legs, holders Lyon won 9-0 at CFF Olimpia Cluj while twice champions Potsdam prevailed 6-0 against newcomers Thór/KA in Iceland. Those returns on Wednesday may be a formality, but it is not so for Frankfurt, who must overturn a 1-0 deficit to Norwegian debutants Stabæk FK. Similarly, Malmö are 2-1 down as they welcome another team new to Europe, Italy's UPC Tavagnacco, on Thursday.

Only in one other tie is the side at home in the second leg behind, with Austrian team SV Neulengbach 2-1 down to CSHVSM, with the winners to play either Malmö or Tavagnacco in November's round of 16, for which the draw is made. Three ties are level, including the one that will likely decide who meets Lyon, as Apollon Limassol LFC travel to AC Sparta Praha on Wednesday with the score at 2-2.

Another of those encounters concludes on Thursday, with Valur Reykjavík welcoming Glasgow City LFC at 1-1, and Potsdam the expected last 16 opposition. Among other Thursday games, 2007 winners Arsenal LFC will set up a rematch of last year's thriller against Rayo Vallecano de Madrid if they Gunners do not squander a 4-0 lead at home to FC Bobruichanka and the Spanish side make the most of their 4-1 advantage over PK-35 Vantaa.

http://www.uefa.com/womenschampionsleague/news/newsid=1692072.html

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Stabæk stay calm for Frankfurt return
« Reply #52 on: October 03, 2011, 12:20:04 PM »
Stabæk FK cheered up Norwegian football with their stunning 1-0 first-leg defeat of 1. FFC Frankfurt, but goalkeeper Ingrid Hjelmseth said there was no partying with Wednesday's second leg ahead.

It has not been the best of years for Norwegian teams on the international stage but Stabæk FK have a great chance to put that right on Wednesday.

A hard-fought 1-0 win against three-time winners 1. FFC Frankfurt in the first leg of their UEFA Women's Champions League round of 32 tie was a stunning result for European debutants Stabæk. The return in Germany will be far from easy, but coach Roger Finjord knows his side are in a strong position to emulate compatriots Kolbotn IL, who stunned Frankfurt in the 2006/07 quarter-finals.

"If we manage to score in Frankfurt, they will need to score three goals," Finjord said. ""This team has showed so much determination, and to beat the best women's club team in the world is some achievement". The girls will be even more confident that they can knock Frankfurt out."

The key to Stabæk's win, via a deflected Cathrine Dekkerhus shot, was the performance of Norway goalkeeper Ingrid Hjelmseth. However, once the final whistle went, the thoughts of a player who took part in the very first UEFA Women's Cup ten years ago with SK Trondheims-Ørn immediately turned to the second leg.

""We didn't party after the win, instead we spent a lot of time in the dressing room in analysing the game"," she said. "This shows the unique spirit in this team. We felt that we won the game together, and we will need to replicate this in Germany. The most pressure will come from the players themselves. We will need the right determination and tactics to have any chance of going through."

National coach Eli Landsem was particularly delighted by the result, coming as it does after a summer where Norway failed to negotiate the FIFA Women's World Cup group stage and lost their opening UEFA Women's EURO 2013 qualifier in Iceland. With the men's side looking hard-pressed to make UEFA EURO 2012 and all the male clubs out of Europe, Stabæk are carrying a lot of hopes.

"Norwegian elite football needed Stabæk's result," Landsem said. "It shows that we do some things right. Stabæk are our hope now, and I really hope they manage to go through. A long season of Champions League football will give the young players valuable experience."

http://www.uefa.com/womenschampionsleague/news/newsid=1692249.html

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Bristol Academy and Glasgow City women ready for crunch games
« Reply #53 on: October 04, 2011, 10:02:06 AM »
Bristol Academy and Glasgow City are each set for the biggest game in their history as they look to reach the last 16 of the Champions League by winning difficult second leg ties in Russia and Iceland respectively this week.

While Arsenal's progress is virtually assured, with Wednesday's second leg at Borehamwood following a 4-0 win against Bobruichanka in Belarus last week, both Bristol and Glasgow were held to 1-1 home draws.

Academy's Champions League debut could be short-lived unless their finishing is sharper after spurning several good scoring opportunities against Energiya Voronezh at Ashton Gate. But the manager, Mark Sampson, said: "The girls are more confident now about going through than they were before the first leg.

"They were a bit anxious before that game because we have no Champions League experience and didn't know as much as we'd have liked about our opponents. But as a team these players don't believe how good they can be. They showed it at times in the first leg though, and if they can do it again in Russia then the second leg might be an easier task than the first."

Glasgow, who do have previous Champions League experience but have never before reached the knockout stages, sandwiched their two games against Valur with a win at Spartans on Sunday, the result giving them their fifth successive Scottish Premier League title. "The celebrations were subdued because the team are aware of the big match coming up on Thursday," said the manager Eddie Wolecki Black.

He added: "This is undoubtedly the biggest week in the club's history and we intend to finish it with a place in the next round of the Champions League. We had over 60% of the possession in the first leg and we were a wee bit unfortunate not to win the game, but I'm confident that we'll be good enough to go through."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2011/oct/02/bristol-academy-glasgow-city-women

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Re: Champions League 2011/12 : The road to Munchen
« Reply #54 on: October 05, 2011, 07:46:53 PM »
Well four of the upsets are off at the moment; Neulengbach are the closest and they are leading by the away goals rule  ::) Sparta Praha won 4-3 (oh hooray), Frankfurt 4-2 and Voronezh 5-3 on aggregate. Arsenal, Potsdam and Lyon convincing.

Bristol made things a bit hard for themselves when Hoogendijk gave away a penalty.
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Re: Champions League 2011/12 : The road to Munchen
« Reply #55 on: October 05, 2011, 09:05:09 PM »
All the seeded teams are through today.

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Re: Champions League 2011/12 : The road to Munchen
« Reply #56 on: October 05, 2011, 09:08:39 PM »
Bristol seem to have been undone by the two players the Russians hired from the WPS. Boquete and Conti got 3 of their 5 goals over the two legs.

They were streets ahead of the rest of the Russian team in the first leg, real quality players.

Also Bristol conceded a second within a couple of minutes of equalising.

Nice story at the end...Welsh under 19 player Ellie Curson gets a token 2 minute debut for the first team....and scores !

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Re: Champions League 2011/12 : The road to Munchen
« Reply #57 on: October 06, 2011, 03:23:55 PM »
Bristol did well with their limited budget. They got a bit unlucky with the draw but when you are not seeded you run the risk of getting a big opponent.
I am sure if  they get back next season, they will know better how  to deal with the whole experience.

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Round of 16 draw
« Reply #58 on: October 06, 2011, 09:07:40 PM »
1. FFC Frankfurt (GER) v Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA)
Olympique Lyonnais (FRA, holders) v AC Sparta Praha (CZE)
SV Neulengbach (AUT) v WFC Malmö (SWE)
Fortuna Hjørring (DEN) v Göteborg FC (SWE)
FC Energiya Voronezh (RUS) v FC Rossiyanka (RUS)
Rayo Vallecano de Madrid (ESP) v Arsenal LFC (ENG)
1. FFC Turbine Potsdam (GER) v Glasgow City LFC (SCO)
Brøndby IF (DEN) v ASD Torres CF (ITA)

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Re: Champions League 2011/12 : The road to Munchen
« Reply #59 on: October 06, 2011, 09:23:29 PM »
Good result for Glasgow. Scotland up 8 places and they'll have even easier draws now if they keep winning the league (so presumably their coach will not want to change the system)

Manon Melis to score 9 in the next round for Malmö.
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