Tasty ties in Women’s Champions League draw see Arsenal tested again!
Arsenals opponents for the quarter-finals of the Women’s Champions League have been revealed and it doesn’t get any easier.
We have been drawn to play German side Wolfsburg, a team that got four points out of six against Chelsea in their group stage games and topped their group.
But that will not be the only worry for Arsenal. Because if we get through to the semi-finals, we may come up against Barcelona, a team whom we lost to twice in the group stages.
That is if they get past Real Madrid though.
So, Arsenal will face Wolfsburg and will need to be at their very best if they want to qualify for the next round.
As nice as it will be to qualify, I am 90% sure we will face Barcelona in the semi-finals if we do and I do not have much hope that we will get past them, especially not with how we lost our previous two games against them.
I say lost I mean we were battered by them in both ties after conceding eight and scoring just one goal..
However, you need to be positive going forward and Arsenal and us fans need to believe we can get a result, first against Wolfsburg and then against Barcelona or Real Madrid, lets not rule them out of course, they finished second in their group behind PSG.
This is how the full Champions League draw looks…..
Bayern Munich vs Paris Saint-Germain
Juventus vs Lyon
Arsenal vs Wolfsburg
Real Madrid vs Barcelona
Real Madrid or Barcelona vs Arsenal vs Wolfsburg
Juventus or Lyon vs Bayern Munich or Paris Saint-Germain
Arsenal can only beat what is in front of them on the day and after losing 4-1 to Hoffenheim in the last group game and just scraping through the group stages on a better head to head, their next opponents should not be taken lightly. Yet if they do get through it will be an even tougher ask to get the final.
But after this winter break I am sure Jonas Eidevall will work hard with his team to get them back up to their very best where they themselves were blowing teams out of the park, and they will be ready, fired up and raring to go when both the WSL resumes and the Champions League gets back under way.
After all if being the only English side left in the competition isn’t motivation to get to the final then I don’t know what is!