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Women's Champions League quarter-final and semi-final draw

The draw will set out the road to the final in Reggio Emilia.

Women's Champions League quarter-final and semi-final draw

The draw will set out the road to the final in Reggio Emilia.

Quarter-final draw (23/24 & 30/31 March)
Wolfsburg (GER) v Brescia (ITA)
2 FFC Frankfurt (GER, holders) v Rosengård (SWE)
3 Lyon (FRA) v Slavia Praha (CZE)
4 Barcelona (ESP) v Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)

Semi-final draw (23/24 April & 30 April/1 May)
Lyon or Slavia v Barcelona or Paris
Wolfsburg or Brescia v Frankfurt or Rosengård

Final (26 May, Stadio Città del Tricolore, Reggio Emilia)
Winner Semi-final 2 v Winner Semi-final 1

13.30CET, 27 November, Nyon

Teams: Barcelona (ESP), Brescia (ITA), FFC Frankfurt (GER, holders), Lyon (FRA), Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), Rosengård (SWE), Slavia Praha (CZE), Wolfsburg (GER)

©Askhat Myrzakhmetov

• The quarter-final draw is without restriction. In each case the club drawn first will play the opening leg at home.
• For the semi-final draw, four balls will be prepared: Winner of Quarter-final 1, Winner of Quarter-final 2, etc. The draw is without restriction, following the same principles as the quarter-final draw.
• A final draw is made for administrative purposes between the Winner of Semi-final 1 and Winner of Semi-final 2.

• Quarter-finals: 23/24 & 30/31 March, Semi-finals 23/24 April & 30 April/1 May
• Final: 26 May, Stadio Città del Tricolore, Reggio Emilia

Barcelona (ESP)
Best performance: quarter-final 2014, 2016
Quarter-final record: W0 L1
Top scorers: Olga García, Jenni Hermoso 2

• This is their fourth European campaign, but their first as a full-time professional team.

• In 2013/14 they reached the quarter-finals but lost 5-0 on aggregate to Wolfsburg. In 2012/13 and 2014/15 English sides Arsenal and Bristol Academy knocked them out.

• They eliminated BIIK-Kazygurt and Twente on the way to the quarter-finals, in the round of 16 attracting a record European crowd of 3,219 to the Mini Estadi.

Brescia (ITA)
Best performance: first quarter-final
Top scorer: Lisa BoattiBresn, Barabara Bonansea, Sara Gama, Daniele Sabatino 1

• Italy could have a home finalist after second-time entrants Brescia knocked out Liverpool and 2003 runners-up Fortuna Hjørring to the first Serie A side to get this far since Verona in 2008/09.

• Having had three 1-0 wins this season, Brescia were heading for extra time at Fortuna in the round of 16 second leg when teenager Boattin struck a last-minute strike to send them through 2-1 on aggregate. They have already signed another teenager, adding England Under-23 defender Paige Williams from Everton on Thursday.

• Coach Milena Bertolii was only the second Italian woman after Carolina Morace to gain a pro licence.

FFC Frankfurt (GER, holders)
Best performance:
winners 2002, 2006, 2008, 2015
Quarter-final record: W7 L2
Top scorer: Kerstin Garefrekes 3

• Frankfurt hold the record for most titles (4), most finals (6) and most semi-finals (7, joint with Umeå).

• Having lost the competition's first penalty shoot-out to Umeå in the 2003 semi-finals, Frankfurt won the sixth to get past LSK Kvinner in this season's round of 16 after losing the home second leg 2-0.

• After the retirement of last season's top scorer Célia Šašić and departure of Verónica Boquete, the 2015 final match-winner Mandy Islacker has stepped up with a run of goals this season, notably the opener in the 2-0 first-leg success at LSK and then the decisive penalty in the home shoot-out.

Lyon (FRA)
Best performance: winners 2011, 2012
Quarter-final record: W6 L0
Top scorer: Ada Hegerberg 8

• After consecutive round of 16 defeats by Turbine Potsdam and Paris Saint-Germain, Lyon are back in the quarter-finals after a 9-1 aggregate defeat of debutants Atlético Madrid.

• Ada Hegerberg has scored two goals in all four of Lyon's Europena matches this season.

• Lyon have won more games (four, equal with Rosengård), scored more goals (18) and conceded fewer (one, equal with Paris and Rosengård) than any other team in the last eight.

Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
Best performance: runners-up 2015
Quarter-final record: W1 L0
Top scorer: Cristiane 5

• Beaten by a last-minute Islacker goal in the 2015 final with Frankfurt, Paris have since signed Brazil duo Erika and Cristiane (their current European top scorer), Sweden midfielder Lisa Dahlqvist and Germany forward Anja Mittag, all of who have been ever-present in Europe so far.

• Mittag's three goals this season have made her the all-time top scorer in UEFA women's club competition on 49, one ahead of former Germany and Potsdam colleague Conny Pohlers.

• Paris beat Örebro on away goals to make the last eight, drawing 1-1 away and 0-0 at home, though in the second leg they had 28 attempts on goal to their opponents' zero.

Rosengård (SWE)
Best performance: semi-finals 2004 (as Malmö)
Quarter-final record: W1 L3
Top scorer: Marta 5

• Having lost Mittag to Paris and Ramona Bachmann to Wolfsburg, Rosengård have retained Marta on a long-term deal, and her round of 16 hat-trick against Verona took her to 46 goals in the competition. New Canadian forward Bélanger has impressed on her maiden European campaign with a round of 32 hat-trick against PK-35 Vantaa and another goal versus Verona in the last 16 but shehad left. Still, Macedonian striker Nataša Andonova has also chipped in with goals since her arrival.

• Rosengård changed coach in the summer, replacing Markus Tilly with Jack Majgaard Jensen. He works under Therese Sjögran, who was appointed sporting director after her summer playing retirement.

• Under their new coach Rosengård retained the Swedish title, making them the only one of the quarter-finalists to already be sure of their berth in 2016/17.

Slavia Praha (CZE)
Best performance: first quarter-final
Top scorer: Petra Divišová 3

• Before this season Slavia had never got past a round of European competition, going out in groups in 2003/04 and 2004/05 and in the round of 32 to Barcelona last season.

• They put that right this time by eliminating last season's semi-finalists Brøndby in the round of 32 then 2009 runners-up Zvezda-2005 in the last 16, both after impressive home first-leg wins at Eden Stadium.

• Slavia are the second Czech team to reach the quarter-finals after Sparta Praha in 2005/06.

Wolfsburg (GER)
Best performance: winners 2013, 2014
Quarter-final record: W3 L0
Top scorer: Caroline Graham Hansen 2

• Wolfsburg beat Rosengård on away goals in the quarter-finals last season but then lost 3-2 on aggregate to Paris in the semis. The 2-0 home first-leg defeat was their first after 24 European games, a start which had yielded two titles.

• Ralf Kellermann is again aiming to become the first coach to win this tournament three times.

• Wolfsburg took time to get into their stride this season with new signings Bachmann, Élise Bussaglia, Lara Dickenman and Ewa Pajor among others but clicked in the round of 16 against Chelsea with 2-1 away and 2-0 home wins versus the English champions.

2015 final highlights

Tournament calendar
Qualifying round draw: 14.00CET, 25 June
Qualifying round: 11–16 August
Round of 32 draw: 20 August
Round of 32: 7/8 & 14/15 October
Round of 16 draw: 19 October
Round of 16: 11/12 November & 18/19 November
Quarter-final & Semi-final draw: 27 November
Quarter-finals: 23/24 & 30/31 March
Semi-finals: 23/24 & 30 April/1 May
Final (Reggio Emilia): 26 May