Mon. May 23rd, 2022

Lotte Wubben-Moy’s last-gasp strike earned Arsenal a huge Women’s Champions League lifeline as they rescued a 1-1 draw against Wolfsburg in the quarter-final first leg at the Emirates Stadium.

Playing at the Emirates for just a fifth time in a competitive match, Jonas Eidevall’s side saw plenty of the ball against the Frauen-Bundesliga leaders, but they spurned a number of chances as Tabea Wassmuth’s first half header gave the visitors the lead.

Wolfsburg threatened a second as Wassmuth and Jill Roord hit the post within seconds of each other, and it proved costly as Wubben-Moy’s emphatic strike sealed what was looking an unlikely draw.

The Gunners will now head to Germany for the second leg at the Volkswagen Arena a week on Thursday (kick-off 5.45pm) with the tie firmly in the balance as they look to win the Champions League for the first time since 2007.

More to follow…

It was a very even game. It’s all set up for a fantastic game in Germany.

Former Arsenal forward Rachel Yankey on Sky Sports News

What’s next?

The second leg of the quarter-final takes place on Thursday, March 31 at the Volkswagen Arena; kick-off 5.45pm.

Before then, Arsenal have a north London derby in the WSL on Saturday as they host rivals Tottenham at the Emirates; kick-off 2.15pm.

Meanwhile, Wolfsburg travel to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga on Saturday; kick-off 12pm.

The dates for the second legs…

Wednesday, March 30

Barcelona v Real Madrid (5.45pm)

PSG v Bayern Munich (8pm)

Thursday, March 31

Wolfsburg v Arsenal (5.45pm)

Lyon v Juventus (8pm)

Also on Wednesday…

Juventus completed a comeback of their own as they beat Lyon 2-1 in the first leg of their first ever Champions League quarter final.

Lyon took an early lead through Catarina Macario and they looked on course for victory until Ellie Carpenter was sent off after bringing down Lisa Boattin as the last defender.

Cristiana Girelli then grabbed the equaliser for the hosts before substitute Agnese Bonfantini completed the remarkable turnaround just minutes after coming on.

The result means Juve take a slender advantage into their second leg in France on Thursday March 31.

Women’s Champions League quarter-finals: The state of play after the first legs…

  • Bayern Munich 1-2 Paris St-Germain
  • Real Madrid 1-3 Barcelona
  • Juventus 2-1 Lyon
  • Arsenal 1-1 Wolfsburg

Tuesday’s round-up

In the first of Tuesday’s quarter-final first leg fixtures, PSG beat Bayern Munich 2-1 at the Allianz Arena. A goal either side of half time from Marie-Antoinette Katoto put the French side in control, and though Klara Buhl halved the deficit with seven minutes to play, Bayern could not find the crucial equaliser.

Meanwhile, Barcelona beat Real Madrid 3-1 in El Clasico at Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano. Olga Carmona gave Real an eighth-minute lead, before two goals from Alexia Putellas and one from Claudia Pina sealed a superb second half comeback from Jonatan Giráldez’s Barca.

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