Arsenal, Manchester City and Glasgow City Discover Women’s Champions League Second Qualifying Round Opposition

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Arsenal, Manchester City and Glasgow City have all discovered their opposition for the Second Qualifying Round of 2021-22 UEFA Women’s Champions League. 

Having overcome Okzhetpes and PSV in a knockout First Qualifying Round group to qualify for this stage, Arsenal were initially drawn against domestic rivals, Manchester City in the League Path section, despite competition rules at this stage disallowing teams from the same country facing each other.

Arsenal were the unseeded team thus playing first leg at home so the seeded clubs pot was redrawn with Slavia Prague drawn to face the Gunners, with the Czech team set to play the second leg on their home turf as per draw rules.

Man City meanwhile were designated as the second team in the following tie due to their seeding, which meant that they will take on Real Madrid with the second leg set to be play at home in Manchester after the Spanish team were the next unseeded team plucked from the pot.

Across in the Champions path, Scotland’s Glasgow City were handed a tie against Switzerland’s Servette with the second leg set to be played at home.

Other highlights include seven-time champions, Lyon visiting Levante whilst Italian champions, Juventus face Albania’s Vllaznia.

Chelsea won’t participate at this stage after qualifying for the Group Stage as reigning Women’s Super League champions, alongside German and French champions – Bayern Munich and Lyon, plus Spanish champions and title holders, Barcelona.

First legs of the Second Qualifying Round are scheduled to be held across 31 August – 1 September 2021, with the second legs scheduled a week later for 8-9 September.

Here are the draws for Champions and League Paths in full.

Champions Path

Team 1 v Team 2
Sparta Prague v Koge
Osijek v Breidablik
Vllaznia v Juventus
Twente v Benfica
Apollon v WFC Kharkiv
Servette v Glasgow City
Valerenga v Hacken

 

League Path

Team 1 v Team 2
Levante v Lyon
Arsenal v Slavia Prague
Real Madrid v Manchester City
Wolfsburg v Bordeaux
Rosengard v Hoffenheim

 

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