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Lyon and Wolfsburg win as Chelsea defeat Bayern

Holders Lyon and past winners Wolfsburg won comfortably in their round of 32 first legs as Chelsea secured a lead against Bayern and both Fiorentina and Ajax enjoyed their bows.

Ada Hegerberg scored a hat-trick in Lyon's 5-0 win
Ada Hegerberg scored a hat-trick in Lyon's 5-0 win ©Getty Images

Holders Lyon and past winners Wolfsburg were among those registering comfortable victories in Wednesday's UEFA Women's Champions League round of 32 first legs. Elsewhere, Chelsea secured a lead against Bayern and both Fiorentina and Ajax enjoyed their bows at this stage.

Results:
Wednesday
Chelsea 1-0 Bayern München
Atlético Madrid 0-3 Wolfsburg
Medyk Konin 0-5 Lyon
Avaldsnes 0-4 Barcelona
Fiorentina 2-1 Fortuna Hjørring
Montpellier 0-1 Zvezda-2005
LSK Kvinner 0-0 Brøndby

Ajax 1-0 Brescia
St. Pölten 0-3 Manchester City*
Apollon 0-1 Linköping
BIIK-Kazygurt 3-0 Glasgow City*
Gintra Universitetas 1-1 FC ZürichMinsk 1-3 Slavia Praha
PAOK 0-5 Sparta Praha
Thursday
Olimpia Cluj 0-1 Rosengård
Stjarnan 1-1 Rossiyanka

All seconds legs next Wednesday except *Thursday

Watch Lyon win the 2017 final
Watch Lyon win the 2017 final

Highlights

  • Holders Lyon won as they become first club to play 80 games in this competition, one clear of Arsenal. Ada Hegerberg scored a hat-trick to reach 25 European goals while new signings Lucy Bronze and Shanice van de Sanden started.
  • Chelsea, beaten by Wolfsburg in their two previous campaigns, lead Bayern thanks to an early Drew Spence goal despite strong second-half pressure from the visitors.
  • Germany's other contenders Wolfsburg won convincingly at Atlético while Barcelona were equally impressive in Norway at Avaldnses.
  • Manchester City matched their fellow 2016/17 semi-finalists Barcelona with a strong away win.
  • A late goal gave Ajax victory in their maiden European knockout game while debutants Fiorentina defeated former finalists Fortuna.
  • Another ex-runner-up, Zvezda-2005, won 1-0 at Montpellier, who pipped 2017 beaten finalists Paris Saint-Germain to France's second berth.
  • Both Prague sides won away from home.
  • In Thursday's ties, quarter-final regulars Rosengård edged to victory at Olimpia Cluj and Rossiyanka drew at Stjarnan.

Road to Kyiv
Round of 16 draw: 16 October
Round of 16: 8/9 & 15/16 November
Quarter-final & semi-final draw: 24 November
Quarter-finals: 21/22 & 28/29 March
Semi-finals: 21/22 & 28/29 April
Final: 24 May – Valeriy Lobanovskiy Dynamo Stadium, Kyiv

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