Titleholders 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam safely secured their place in the round of 16 alongside former champions FCR 2001 Duisburg, who set up a meeting with Danish side Fortuna Hjørring.
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FCR 2001 Duisburg and holders 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam were among nine teams to progress from the UEFA Women's Champions League round of 32 on Wednesday.
Potsdam held a 9-0 lead over Finnish debutants Åland United ahead of a home second leg which they won 6-0, with six different scorers. In the round of 16 on 3/4 and 10/11 November they will play SV Neulengbach, who overturned a 1-0 first-leg deficit with a 3-0 win against PAOK FC thanks to a hat-trick from Nina Burger.
Duisburg also prevailed 6-0 at home, Inka Grings matching her first-leg feat with four goals in an 11-0 aggregate defeat of Kazakhstan's CSHVSM. They now take on 2003 runners-up Fortuna Hjørring, who, having produced an impressive 8-0 first-leg win against CF Bardolino Verona, triumphed 6-1 in the return.
Icelandic teams have traditionally outperformed Spanish sides in women's club competitions but Rayo Vallecano de Madrid's 3-0 triumph over Valur Reykjavík last month sent them to Iceland on top. Their reward for a 1-1 second-leg draw and 4-1 overall success looks like being a meeting with 2007 champions Arsenal LFC, who defend a 3-1 lead at home to ŽFK Mašinac on Thursday when seven remaining ties conclude.
Russia's Zvezda-2005, runners-up to Duisburg in 2009, matched their 2-1 first-leg victory against Apollon Limassol LFC. They will now hope to reverse an away-goals defeat by Røa IL in the last 16 last season, the Norwegian side advancing past Zorka-BDU 2-1 on aggregate.
Brøndby IF, 2-1 victors in the first leg, edged past RTP Unia Racibórz on away goals after losing the home return 1-0. They will discover their opponents tomorrow, as will Italy's Torres, who beat FC Zürich Frauen 3-2 and 7-3 on aggregate.
Round of 16 draw
First leg: 3/4 November
Second leg: 10/11 November
FCR 2001 Duisburg (GER) v Fortuna Hjørring (DEN)
Rayo Vallecano (ESP) v Arsenal LFC (ENG) / ŽFK Mašinac (SRB)
FC Rossiyanka (RUS) / Legend Chernigov (UKR) v AZ Alkmaar (NED) / Olympique Lyonnais (FRA)
Torres (ITA) v FCF Juvisy Essonne (FRA) / Breidablik (ISL)
Brøndby IF (DEN) v Everton (ENG) / MTK Hungária FC (HUN)
1. FFC Turbine Potsdam (GER, holders) v SV Neulengbach (AUT)
Linköpings FC (SWE) / ŽNK Krka (SVN) v AC Sparta Praha (CZE) / K. Sint-Truidense VV (BEL)
Røa IL (NOR) v Zvezda-2005 (RUS)