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Meet the UEFA Women's Champions League group contenders

Meet the 16 history-making teams who will compete in the four groups from 5 October.

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The 16 history-making teams that will take part in the first UEFA Women's Champions League group stage from 5 October now know their fate.

Holders Barcelona and fellow direct entrants Bayern München, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are joined by the 12 round 2 winners, among them former champions Arsenal, Lyon and Wolfsburg. The groups are now set with fixtures running between 5 October and 16 December.

We introduce the contenders that will compete in the four groups.

The groups

Group A: Chelsea (ENG), Wolfsburg (GER), Juventus (ITA), Servette (SUI)

Group B
: Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), Breidablik (ISL), Real Madrid (ESP), WFC Kharkiv (UKR)

Group C
: Barcelona (ESP, holders), Arsenal (ENG), Hoffenheim (GER), HB Køge (DEN)

Group D
: Bayern München (GER), Lyon (FRA), Häcken (SWE), Benfica (POR)

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Group A

Women's Champions League group stage contenders
Women's Champions League group stage contenders

Chelsea (ENG)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 7
How they qualified: English champions
Last season: Runners-up
Domestic honours: 4 x League champions, 2 x Cup winners
Previous European best: Runners-up (2020/21)

Wolfsburg (GER)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 3
How they qualified: Runners-up, Germany; W6-3agg vs Bordeaux
Last season: Quarter-finals
Domestic honours: 6 x League champions, 8 x Cup winners
Previous European best: Winners (2012/13, 2013/14)

Juventus (ITA) 

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 33
How they qualified: Italian champions; W12-0 vs Kamenica Sasa, W4-1 vs St. Pölten, W3-0agg vs Vllaznia
Last season: Round of 32
Domestic honours: 4 x League champions, 1 x Cup winners
Previous European best: Round of 32

Servette FCCF (SUI) 

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 57
How they qualified: Swiss champions; W1-0 vs Glentoran, W1-0 vs Åland United, W3-2agg vs Glasgow City
Last season: Round of 32
Domestic honours: 1 x League champions
Previous European best: Round of 32

Group B

Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 4
How they qualified: French champions
Last season: Semi-finals
Domestic honours: 1 x League champions, 2 x Cup winners
Previous European best: Runners-up (2014/15, 2016/17)

Breidablik (ISL)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 30
How they qualified: Icelandic champions; W7-0 vs KÍ Klaksvík, W8-1 vs Gintra ,W4-1agg vs Osijek
Last season: Not in competition
Domestic honours: 18 x League champions, 12 x Cup winners
Previous European best: Quarter-finals

Top five goals of the 2020/21 UEFA Women's Champions League
Top five goals of the 2020/21 UEFA Women's Champions League

Real Madrid (ESP)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): N/A
How they qualified: Runners-up, Spain; W2-1agg vs Manchester City
Last season: Not in competition
Domestic honours: Best league finish – 2nd place
Previous European best: Debut

WFC Kharkiv (UKR) 

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 52
How they qualified: Ukrainian champions; W5-1 vs NSA Sofia, W4-1 vs Pomurje Beltinci, W5-2agg vs Apollon LFC
Last season: Not in competition
Domestic honours: 10 x League champions, 12 x Cup winners
Previous European best: Round of 32

Group C

Barcelona (ESP, holders)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 2
How they qualified: Holders, Spanish champions
Last season: Winners
Domestic honours: 6 x League champions, 8 x Cup winners
Previous European best: Winners (2020/21)

Arsenal (ENG)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 22
How they qualified: Third place, England; W4-0 vs Okzhetpes, W3-1 vs PSV Eindhoven, W7-0agg vs Slavia Praha
Last season: Not in competition
Domestic honours: 15 x League champions, 14 x Cup winners
Previous European best: Winners (2006/07)

Hoffenheim (GER)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): N/A
How they qualified: third place, Germany; W1-0 vs Valur, W2-0 vs AC Milan, W6-3agg vs Rosengård
Last season: Not in competition
Domestic honours: Best league finish – 3rd place
Previous European best: Debut

HB Køge (DEN)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): N/A
How they qualified: Danish champions; W3-0agg vs Sparta Praha
Last season: Not in competition
Domestic honours: 1 x League champions
Previous European best: Debut

Listen to the new Women’s Champions League anthem
Listen to the new Women’s Champions League anthem

Group D

Bayern München (GER)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 5
How they qualified: German champions
Last season: Semi-finals
Domestic honours: 4 x League champions, 1 x Cup winners
Previous European best: Semi-finals

Lyon (FRA) 

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 1
How they qualified: Runners-up, France; W4-2agg vs Levante
Last season: Quarter-finals
Domestic honours: 14 x League champions, 9 x Cup winners
Previous European best: Winners (2010/11, 2011/12, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, record)

Häcken (SWE)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 31
How they qualified: Swedish champions; W6-3agg vs Vålerenga
Last season: Round of 32
Domestic honours: 1 x League champions, 3 x Cup winners
Previous European best: Quarter-finals

SL Benfica (POR)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 70
How they qualified: Portuguese champions; W4-0 vs Qiryat-Gat, W7-0 vs Racing FC Union Luxembourg, W5-1agg vs Twente
Last season: Round of 32
Domestic honours: 1 x League champions, 1 x Cup winners
Previous European best: Round of 32

Cup winners refers only to main FA national cup in each country.