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Knockout draw tough for debutants

Published: Friday 22 August 2014, 14.10CET
The draws for the rounds of 32 and 16 have been made with debutants Liverpool LFC and ACF Brescia given tough ties and a potential Olympique Lyonnais-Paris Saint-Germain clash.
by Paul Saffer

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Published: Friday 22 August 2014, 14.10CET

Knockout draw tough for debutants

The draws for the rounds of 32 and 16 have been made with debutants Liverpool LFC and ACF Brescia given tough ties and a potential Olympique Lyonnais-Paris Saint-Germain clash.

The draws have been made for the UEFA Women's Champions League rounds of 32 and 16 and it will not be an easy debut for either Liverpool FC or ACF Brescia

Meanwhile, VfL Wolfsburg face a tough opening to their bid for an unprecedented third title in a row, and the last 16 has thrown up some potentially fascinating ties including a possible meeting of the two French entrants, both of who are among the favourites to win the competition.

DRAW DETAILS

• First named teams at home in opening legs. Exact schedule to be confirmed.

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Wolfsburg have Norwegian opposition

Round of 32 draw (8/9 & 15/16 October)
KKPK Medyk Konin (POL) v Glasgow City LFC (SCO)
Ryazan-VDV (RUS) v FC Rosengård (SWE)
ACF Brescia (ITA) v Olympique Lyonnais (FRA)
Clube Atlético Ouriense (POR) v Fortuna Hjørring (DEN)
SK Slavia Praha (CZE) v FC Barcelona (ESP)
Raheny United (IRL) v Bristol Academy WFC (ENG)
FC BIIK-Kazygurt (KAZ) v 1. FFC Frankfurt (GER)
Gintra Universitetas (LTU) v AC Sparta Praha (CZE)
ŽNK Pomurje (SVN) v ASD Torres Calcio (ITA)
Stabæk FK (NOR) v VfL Wolfsburg (GER, holders)
Apollon LFC (CYP) v Brøndby IF (DEN)
MTK Hungária FC (HUN) v SV Neulengbach (AUT)
ŽNK Osijek (CRO) v FC Zürich Frauen (SUI)
Liverpool LFC (ENG) v Linköpings FC (SWE)
FC Twente (NED) v Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA)
Stjarnan (ISL) v WFC Zvezda-2005 Perm (RUS)

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Lyon could play Paris in the last 16

Round of 16 draw (8/9 & 12/13 November)
Osijek/Zürich v Medyk Konin/Glasgow
Ryazan-VDV/Rosengård v Atlético Ouriense/Fortuna
Twente/Paris v Brescia/Lyon
Stabæk/Wolfsburg v MTK/Neulengbach
Liverpool/Linköping v Stjarnan/Zvezda-2005
Slavia/Barcelona v Raheny/Bristol
BIIK/Frankfurt v Pomurje/Torres
Apollon/Brøndby v Gintra/Sparta

Tournament calendar
Quarter-final & Semi-final draw: 19 November
Quarter-finals: 21/22 & 28/29 March
Semi-finals: 18/19 & 25/26 April
Final (Berlin): 14 May

Draw highlights
• Holders Wolfsburg, hoping to be the first team to win the trophy three years running, must tackle a Stabæk side fresh from completing their maiden Norwegian double.

• Liverpool meet a Linköping outfit whose last European tie was an away-goals quarter-final loss to Arsenal LFC two years ago.

• Brescia's first tie is against two-time winners Lyon, who could face French arch-rivals Paris in the pick of the round of 16 potential fixtures.

• Medyk Konin, who came through the qualifying round on their first entry, take on Glasgow City LFC. As the winners of that tie play ŽNK Osijek or FC Zürich Frauen, a quarter-finalist that began in the qualifying round is assured.

• Frankfurt, bidding to be the first four-time winners, end their two-year European absence in Kazakhstan.

• Ouriense's reward for being the first Portuguese team to get through a round is to play 2003 runners-up Fortuna.

Last updated: 22/08/14 15.24CET

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