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Good draw for the Champions

Published on 23 August 2011 at 2:27 PM
OL women will face the champions of Romania Cluj Olimpia in the last round of 32, and avoid the big guns in the event of qualifying for the last 16.

The draw of the last 32 and the last 16 was kind to the players of Olympique Lyonnais. Defending champions, OL's women will face the champion of Romania Olimpia Cluj in the last 32, first leg in Romania on the 28 or 29 September and the return match at Gerland on the 5 or 6 October.

Founded in 2010, Olimpia Cluj won the championship and the Romanian Cup in his first season in the top flight. To reach the last 32 of the Champions League, the Romanians have finished first in their qualifying group by beating the Bosnians of Sarajevo 3-1, the Lithuanians of Gintra 5-0, and the Turks of Atasehir 4-1 .

In case of qualification, OL will then face the winner of the confrontation between Apollon Limassol of Cyprus and the Czechs of Sparta Prague. The first leg to be played in Lyon on November 2 or 3 and the return on the 9 or 10 November.

Patrice Lair's players thus avoided at the start of the competition the German big guns of Frankfurt and Potsdam, but also the English of Arsenal and Bristol, or the Swedes of Gothenburg and Malmö. PSG, however, could find themselves up against Frankfurt in the last 16, if they get past the obstacle of Irish Peamount Greenogue Newcastle.

The matches for the last round of 32

CFF Olimpia Cluj (ROM) - Olympique Lyonnais (FRA, holders)
Peamount United (IRL) - Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA)
CSHVSM (KAZ) - SV Neulengbach (A)
Apollon Limassol LFC (CYP) - AC Sparta Praha (CZE)
PK-35 Vantaa (FIN) - Rayo Vallecano de Madrid (SP)
UPC Tavagnacco (ITA) - WFC Malmö (SWE)
WFC Osijek (CRO) - Göteborg FC (SWE)
Glasgow City FC (SCO) - Valur Reykjavík (ISL)
BSC Young Boys (SUI) - Fortuna Hjørring (DEN)
Thór/KA (ISL) - 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam (GER)
ASA Tel-Aviv FC (ISR) - ASD Torres CF (ITA)
FC Twente (NED) - FC Rossiyanka (RUS)
Bristol Academy WFC (ENG) - FC Energiya Voronezh (RUS)
FC Bobruchanka (BLR) - Arsenal LFC (ENG)
Standard Fémina de Liège (BEL) - Brøndby IF (DEN)
Stabæk Football (NOR) - 1. FFC Frankfurt (GER)

Last round of 16
Stabæk/Frankfurt - Peamount/PSG
Olimpia Cluj/Olympique Lyonnais - Apollon/Sparta
CSHVSM/Neulengbach - Tavagnacco/Malmö
Young Boys/Fortuna - Osijek/Göteborg
Bristol/Energiya - Twente/Rossiyanka
Vantaa/Rayo - Bobruchanka/Arsenal
Thór/Potsdam - Glasgow/Valur
Standard/Brøndby - Tel-Aviv/Torres