The top women’s football teams in Europe will face each other in the quarter-finals of the 2018-19 UEFA Women’s Champions League.
Mouthwatering ties for German sides
The tie of the round sees two-time European winners Wolfsburg play French champions and Champions League-holders Lyon in a rematch of the 2013, 2016 and 2018 finals. Lyon will be hoping to make it four Champions League titles in a row..
Czech side Slavia Praha have been drawn against Germany’s Bayern Munich, who currently sit just behind Wolfsburg in the Frauen-Bundesliga. Bayern are the only one of those two German sides not to have won the Champions League.
Slavia Praha have fought hard to get to this stage of the competition-defeating Damallsvenskan side Rosengård 3-2 on aggregate in the last round - and remain the last team standing from the qualification rounds.
The Czech side have form, having previously reached the quarter-finals in 2015-16 and last season. However, they have never gone further than this stage.
Chelsea in for another rough ride
LSK, Norway’s first quarter finalist since 2009-10, will face Spanish giants Barcelona. The Toppserien champions will have a hard task in defeating Barcelona, who have now reached their fifth quarter-final in six seasons.
The draw was also made for the semi-final stages of the competition.
Semi-final one will see Lyon or Wolfsburg take on Chelsea or PSG, while the winner of Slavia Praha vs Bayern Munich and Barcelona vs LSK will make up semi-final two.
The first leg of the quarter-finals will be played on 20/21 March, followed by the second legs on 27/28 March. The semi-finals are slated to take place on 20/21 and 27/28 April. But for now, it’s back to their respective domestic competitions as we wait to see Europe’s best face each other.