Women's Champions League draw: Chelsea face Benfica, Man City draw Goteborg, Glasgow City play Sparta Prague
THE 2020/21 Women's Champions League Round of 32 draw was conducted on Tuesday.
Chelsea and Manchester City are flying the flag for the Women's Super League this season and now know who they will face for their first fixture.
The Blues will take on Portuguese side Benfica and the Citizens have been drawn alongside Swedish outfit Göteborg.
Glasgow City will go against Sparta Prague on the European stage.
All fixtures in the round of 32 are set to be played out on 9/10 and 15/16 of December.
In contrast to the men's tournament, there is no group stage in the current women's format.
But UEFA has formed four groups of eight teams for the draw based on a number of principles.
WOMEN’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FORMAT
Seeding of clubs based on the club coefficient rankings has been taken into consideration
In every group there is an equal number of seeded and unseeded teams.
No club can meet a team from their own association.
Covid-19 travel restrictions have been factored in as the pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the globe.
Each tie will involve one seeded club and one unseeded club and the seeds will play the second leg at home.
Seven-time winners and current holders Lyon are the most successful club in the history of the competition.
Arsenal are the only English side to have won the tournament, defeating Umea 1-0 over two legs in April 2007.
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