Last season's runners-up Olympique Lyonnais and English duo Arsenal LFC and Everton were among the seven sides who claimed the final seven round of 16 places on offer tonight. Holders 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam led nine teams past the round of 32 on Wednesday.
The club Potsdam beat in Getafe last May to take the title, Lyon, emulated them in some style with an 8-0 defeat of AZ Alkmaar at Stade de Gerland. Lotta Schelin stuck a hat-trick to make the aggregate 10-1 as the visitors lost Kim Dolstra to a red card. Lyon will take on FC Rossiyanka, the Russian side beating Ukraine's Legend Chernigov 4-0 for an overall 7-1 success.
Lyon's win was not the biggest of the day as 2007 European champions Arsenal scored nine without reply at home to Serbian team ŽFK Mašinac, who also had a player sent off. Eight different players were on target at Meadow Park to make the aggregate 12-1 and take the Gunners through to play Rayo Vallecano de Madrid.
Everton had more work to do at kick-off against MTK Hungária FC having drawn the first leg 0-0 in Hungary but were three up after 21 minutes. After winning 7-1 with a Brooke Chaplen hat-trick, Everton now play Brøndby IF.
England's feat in getting two teams through has also been matched by Russia, Germany, Denmark and France, for who Lyon's rivals FCF Juvisy Essonne were also successful on Thursday following a 6-0 win against Breidablik, making it 9-0 on aggregate. Julie Machart scored three and Juvisy next play Torres of Italy.
Sweden's Linköpings FC, flying the flag after Umeå IK's shock qualifying round exit, now take on AC Sparta Praha after both progressed. Linköping, missing the ill Josefine Öqvist and injured Kosovare Asllani, beat ŽNK Krka of Slovenia 5-0 on the night and 12-0 overall with Louise Fors, initially rested ahead of their next league fixture on Saturday, brought on at the break to score twice and help make two more.
"Everything felt good," Fors said. "It's always fun to play and I was keen to play when brought on. We are looking forward to playing against Sparta." The Czech champions themselves defeated Belgium's K. Sint-Truidense VVK 7-0 to follow a 3-0 away first-leg victory.
The round of 16 will be played on 3/4 and 10/11 November, and the draw for the rest of the competition is on 19 November. The quarter-finals are on 16/17 and 23/24 March, the semi-finals on 9/10 and 16/17 April and the final, in a London venue to be confirmed, is scheduled for Thursday 26 May, two days before the men's UEFA Champions League decider at Wembley.
Round of 16 draw
First leg: 3/4 November
Second leg: 10/11 November
FCR 2001 Duisburg (GER) v Fortuna Hjørring (DEN)
Rayo Vallecano de Madrid (ESP) v Arsenal LFC (ENG)
FC Rossiyanka (RUS) v Olympique Lyonnais (FRA)
Torres (ITA) v FCF Juvisy Essonne (FRA)
Brøndby IF (DEN) v Everton (ENG)
1. FFC Turbine Potsdam (GER, holders) v SV Neulengbach (AUT)
Linköpings FC (SWE) v AC Sparta Praha (CZE)
Røa IL (NOR) v Zvezda-2005 (RUS)
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