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Big ties in round of 16

Published: Friday 26 October 2012, 16.13CET
Big names are sure to fall when the last 16 is played over the next two weeks, ties including Arsenal LFC v 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam and Olympique Lyonnais v FK Zorkiy Krasnogorsk.
by Paul Saffer
Big ties in round of 16
Antonia Göransson and Potsdam visit Arsenal on Thursday ©FC Rossiyanka
Published: Friday 26 October 2012, 16.13CET

Big ties in round of 16

Big names are sure to fall when the last 16 is played over the next two weeks, ties including Arsenal LFC v 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam and Olympique Lyonnais v FK Zorkiy Krasnogorsk.

Big names are sure to fall when the UEFA Women's Champions League round of 16 is played over the next two weeks.

For the first time two past champions are matched at this stage with 2007 winners Arsenal LFC taking on two-time champions 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam. Their fellow German representatives, debutants VfL Wolfsburg, have a tough tie themselves against Røa IL of Norway.

The other Norwegian contender, Stabæk FK, will be tested by France's FCF Juvisy Essonne, whose compatriots, holders Olympique Lyonnais, are up against ambitious Russian newcomers FK Zorkiy Krasnogorsk. There is a rematch of one of last season's round of 16 ties as Göteborg FC hope to repeat their success against 2003 runners-up Fortuna Hjørring, while WFC Malmö face an ASD CF Verona team that came through an epic last-32 encounter with Birmingham City LFC.

Elsewhere, Romanian surprise package CFF Olimpia Cluj meet ASD Torres CF and AC Sparta Praha play FC Rossiyanka. The first legs are on Wednesday and Thursday with the returns a week later.

Round of 16 draw:
31 October & 7 November
(*1st leg 1 November, **2nd leg 8 November)

ASD Torres CF (ITA) v CFF Olimpia Cluj (ROU)**
ASD CF Verona (ITA) v WFC Malmö (SWE)
Fortuna Hjørring (DEN) v Göteborg FC (SWE)
*VfL Wolfsburg (GER) v Røa IL (NOR)
*AC Sparta Praha (CZE) v FC Rossiyanka (RUS)**
FK Zorkiy Krasnogorsk (RUS) v Olympique Lyonnais (FRA, holders)
*Arsenal LFC (ENG) v 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam (GER)
Stabæk FK (NOR) v FCF Juvisy Essonne (FRA)**

Knockout calendar
Quarter-final & semi-final draw: 27 November
Quarter-finals: 20/21 & 27/28 March
Semi-finals: 13/14 & 20/21 April
Final (London venue tbc): 23 May

Last updated: 29/10/12 14.38CET

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