Arsenal face Wolfsburg in Women’s Champions League quarter-finals | Women’s Champions League

Jonas Eidevall’s Arsenal face a testing Champions League quarter-final against Wolfsburg, who beat Chelsea 4-0 to knock last season’s runners-up out of the competition last week.

Wolfsburg, twice European champions, reached the last eight after topping Group A on goal difference, tied on 11 points with Juventus.

Arsenal secured a record 14th quarter-final in 14 campaigns with a 4-1 defeat by the Frauen Bundesliga’s second-placed team, Hoffenheim. Should they progress past Wolfsburg, who sit third behind Hoffenheim with a game in hand, they would meet Real Madrid or Barcelona, who are set to take their relatively new domestic rivalry on to the European stage.

Arsenal faced Barcelona in the group stage, suffering a combined 8-1 defeat, meaning they could not be drawn against the holders in the quarter-finals.

Juventus will play the seven-times Champions League winners Lyon, who suffered a quarter-final exit last season against Paris Saint-Germain, the team that pipped them to the Division 1 Féminine title, ending a streak of five consecutive wins.

Should Lyon, who topped group D, see off Juventus they will play PSG or the Group D runners up, Bayern Munich. Lyon, managed by their former player Sonia Bompastor, suffered their only group stage defeat against the Frauen Bundesliga leaders Bayern, with their former player Saki Kumagai scoring the only goal.

The quarter-finals will be played across 22-23 and 30-31 March and the semi-finals across 23-24 April and 30 April or 1 May. A date for the final is yet to be announced but it will be hosted in Turin.

Arsenal reached a Champions League qualifier thanks to the third-placed Women’s Super League team entering the competition for the first time. The team, managed then by Joe Montemurro, who is now in charge at Juventus, finished off the pace in the title race.

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