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Vantaa first up in UCL

Published on 23 August 2012 at 2:34 PM
Olympique Lyonnais Women will lock horns with Finland's Vantaa in the last-32 of the Champions League. If the French champs prevail, they will meet the winner of Stjarnan (ISL) vs Zorkiy (RUS) in the last-16.

OL received a good draw for the Last-32 and Last-16 of the Champions League. The defending champions were one of the top seeds and will travel to Finland to take on PK-35 Vantaa on 26 or 27 September. The return leg will be played on 3 or 4 October at the Stade de Gerland. OL will be confident against the Finnish champions. The club from Helsinki is comprised largely Finnish players but also boasts three Americans and two Nigerians, including the striker Cynthia Uwak.

Should OL qualify, they will avoid the big guns such as Potsdam, Wolfsbourg, Arsenal, Rossiyanka and Juvisy in the last-16. Patrice Lair's squad will take on the winner of Stjarnan (ISL) and Zorkiy Krasnogorsk (RUS). The last-16 matches will be played on 31 October or 1 November and 7 or 8 November, with the return leg at the Stade de Gerland.

Patrice Lair:
"It would appear to be a good draw for us. But we still have to be wary of the Scandinavian clubs that are never easy to play against. We need to make the difference in the first leg. Our aim for the first half of the season is the reach the Champions League quarter-finals. We need to stay focused, but I think we can do it."

1/16 de finale :
Stjarnan (ISL) - FK Zorkiy Krasnogorsk (RUS)
FC Zürich Frauen (SUI) - FCF Juvisy Essonne (FRA)
PK-35 Vantaa (FIN) - OL féminin (FRA)
Birmingham City LFC (ENG) - ASD CF Verona (ITA)
Glasgow City LFC (SCO) - Fortuna Hjørring (DEN)
MTK Hungária FC (HUN) - WFC Malmö (SWE)
CFF Olimpia Cluj (ROU) - NÖSV Neulengbach (AUT)
RTP Unia Racibórz (POL) - VfL Wolfsburg (GER)
Apollon Limassol LFC (CYP) - ASD Torres Calcio (ITA)
Stabæk Fotball (NOR) - Brøndby IF (DEN)
WFC SFK 2000 Sarajevo (BIH) - AC Sparta Praha (CZE)
BIIK Shymkent (KAZ) - Røa Fotball Elite (NOR)
Standard Fémina de Liège (BEL) - 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam (GER)
ADO Den Haag (NED) - FC Rossiyanka (RUS)
Spartak Jaffa (SRB) - Göteborg FC (SWE)
FC Barcelona (ESP) - Arsenal LFC (ENG)

Apollon Limassol LFC (CYP) or ASD Torres Calcio (ITA) - CFF Olimpia Cluj Napoca (ROU) or NÖSV Neulengbach (AUT)
Birmingham City LFC (ENG) or ASD CF Verona (ITA) - MTK Hungária FC (HUN) or WFC Malmö (SWE)
Glasgow City LFC (SCO) or Fortuna Hjørring (DEN) - Spartak Jaffa (SRB) or Göteborg FC (SWE)
RTP Unia Racibórz (POL) or VfL Wolfsburg (GER) - BIIK Shymkent (KAZ) or Røa Fotball Elite (NOR)
WFC SFK 2000 Sarajevo (BIH) or AC Sparta Praha (CZE) - ADO Den Haag (NED) or FC Rossiyanka (RUS)
Stjarnan (ISL) or FK Zorkiy Krasnogorsk (RUS) - PK-35 Vantaa (FIN) or Olympique Lyonnais Women (FRA)
FC Barcelona (ESP) or Arsenal LFC (ENG) - Standard Fémina de Liège (BEL) or 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam (GER)
Stabæk Fotball (NOR) or Brøndby IF (DEN) - FC Zürich (SUI) or FCF Juvisy Essonne (FRA)