Big guns fire in last 32 first legs

Arsenal, Manchester City, Atlético and Paris won on Thursday after Lyon, Wolfsburg, Barcelona and Bayern prevailed on Wednesday.

Manchester City celebrate scoring at Lugano
Manchester City celebrate scoring at Lugano ©Getty Images

First legs

Thursday 12 September

Fiorentina 0-4 Arsenal
Anderlecht 1-1 BIIK-Kazygurt
ŽFK Spartak 2-3 Atlético Madrid
Lugano 1-7 Manchester City
Braga 0-7 Paris Saint-Germain

Barcelona won 2-0 at Juventus
Barcelona won 2-0 at Juventus©Getty Images

Wednesday 11 September

Ryazan-VDV 0-9 Lyon
Minsk 1-0 Zürich
Mitrovica 0-10 Wolfsburg
Chertanovo 0-1 Glasgow City
Vllaznia 0-1 Fortuna Hjørring
Göteborg 1-2 Bayern München
Piteå 0-1 Brøndby
St. Pölten 2-4 Twente
Juventus 0-2 Barcelona
Hibernian 1-4 Slavia Praha
Breidablik 3-2 Sparta Praha

  • Ada Hegerberg's Lyon hat-trick moves her to 47 European goals, one ahead of Marta and behind only Anja Mittag (51) and Conny Pohlers (48).
  • Lyon's Wendie Renard, Wolfsburg's Pernille Harder (the 2018/19 top scorer) Slavia's Tereza Kožárová, Paris's Marie-Antoinette Katoto and Twente's Fenna Kalma also got first-leg trebles.
  • Mandy Islacker scored twice for Bayern including deep in added time.
  • Atlético also won in the last minute after twice conceding equalisers.
  • Formiga's goal for Paris at the age of 41 years 193 days makes her the oldest scorer in the competition's history.

Second legs

Wednesday 25 September

BIIK-Kazygurt v Anderlecht
Lyon v Ryazan-VDV
Wolfsburg v Mitrovica
Fortuna Hjørring v Vllaznia
Slavia Praha v Hibernian
Barcelona v Juventus
Twente v St. Pölten
Bayern München v Göteborg
Manchester City v Lugano

Thursday 26 September

Brøndby v Piteå
Sparta Praha v Breidablik
Zürich v Minsk
Atlético Madrid v ŽFK Spartak
Arsenal v Fiorentina
Glasgow City v Chertanovo
Paris Saint-Germain v Braga

Top ten #UWCL goals of the 2018/19 season
Top ten #UWCL goals of the 2018/19 season
  • All seeded teams are the home sides in the second leg except Fiorentina, whose tie with Arsenal has been switched
  • Lyon have won the title four years in a row and six times overall, both records
  • Wolfsburg and Arsenal (ending a five-year absence) are the other former winners involved while Barcelona, Paris and Fortuna are past finalists
  • Brøndby are in the knockout rounds for a record 16th time; they, Fortuna and Lyon have featured in all 11 seasons of the round of 32 under this format
  • Piteå, Lugano and Chertanovo will make their debuts in this round while fellow newcomers Braga came through the qualifying round
  • Albania (Vlllaznia) and Kosovo (Mitrovica) are represented in the round of 32 for the first time
  • Anderlecht are also making their knockout bow after knocking out 2018/19 quarter-finalists LSK Kvinner, and now face fellow qualifying round graduates BIIK-Kazygurt.

Road to Vienna

Round of 16 draw: 30 September, Nyon
Round of 16: 16/17 & 30/31 October
Quarter-final & semi-final draw: 8 November, Nyon
Quarter-finals: 24/25 March & 1/2 April
Semi-finals: 25/26 April & 2/3 May
Final (Viola Park, Vienna): 24 May