Women's favourites on course for last 16

The UEFA Women's Champions League round of 32 concludes on Wednesday with most of the leading clubs, including holders FCR 2001 Duisburg, defending significant leads in home second legs.

Inka Grings celebrates a goal for Duisburg
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The UEFA Women's Champions League round of 32 concludes on Wednesday with most of the favourites defending big leads in home second legs.

Favourites ahead
Holders FCR 2001 Duisburg, German rivals 1. FFC Potsdam and FC Bayern München, and former winners Umeå IK and Arsenal LFC all picked up comfortable away victories last Wednesday and are primed to move into November's round of 16. However, former semi-finalists Olympique Lyonnais and Brøndby IF both have more to do as they defend one-goal leads at home to Serbian champions ŽFK Mašinac Niš and Dutch counterparts AZ Alkmaar respectively.

Round of 16
Once the fixtures are completed the round of 16 ties will already be known, including a potential contest between Duisburg and ambitious Swedish club Linköpings FC. The eventual aim is a place in the new one-off final played on Thursday 20 May in Madrid, two nights before the men's UEFA Champions League decider in the same city. Rayo Vallecano de Madrid need to overturn a 3-1 deficit in their trip to Russia's WFC Rossiyanka to keep alive their hopes of competing for the trophy on home soil.

2009/10 UEFA Women's Champions League round of 32 second leg
Home team named first, score after opening leg

1. Montpellier Hérault SC (FRA) 0-0 Standard Fémina de Liège (BEL)
2. SV Neulengbach (AUT) 3-1 RTP 'Unia' Racibórz (POL)
3. Valur Reykjavík (ISL) 1-4 ASD Torres Calcio (ITA)
4. Umeå IK (SWE) 5-0 Zhilstroy-1 Kharkov (UKR)
5. Brøndby IF (DEN) 2-1 AZ Alkmaar (NED)
6. AC Sparta Praha (CZE) 0-1 Alma KTZH (KAZ)
7. Olympique Lyonnais (FRA) 1-0 ŽFK Mašinac Niš (SRB)
8. FCR 2001 Duisburg (GER, holders) 5-1 WFC Universitet Vitebsk (BLR)
9. WFC Rossiyanka (RUS) 3-1 Rayo Vallecano de Madrid (ESP)
10. FC Bayern München (GER) 5-1 Viktória FC Szombathely (HUN)
11. Zvezda-2005 (RUS) 3-0 ŽNK SFK 2000 Sarajevo (BIH)
12. 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam (GER) 8-1 FC Honka Espoo (FIN)
13. Arsenal LFC (ENG) 9-0 PAOK FC (GRE)
14. Everton LFC (ENG) 0-3 Røa IL (NOR)
15. Linköpings FC (SWE) 2-0 FC Zürich Frauen (SUI)
16. ASD CF Bardolino Verona (ITA) 0-4 Fortuna Hjørring (DEN)

2009/10 UEFA Women's Champions League round of 16 draw
First leg: 4 November
Second leg: 11 November
Winners of Match 8 v Winners of Match 15
Winners of Match 9 v Winners of Match 4
Winners of Match 1 v Winners of Match 10
Winners of Match 16 v Winners of Match 7
Winners of Match 12 v Winners of Match 5
Winners of Match 2 v Winners of Match 3
Winners of Match 6 v Winners of Match 13
Winners of Match 14 v Winners of Match 11