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Women's Champions League last 16 tie by tie

Published: Monday 9 November 2015, 15.41CET
UEFA.com previews the round of 16 ties, which start on Wednesday, as Chelsea face Wolfsburg, Atlético Madrid meet free-scoring Lyon and misfiring Frankfurt play the Norwegian champions.
by Paul Saffer
Women's Champions League last 16 tie by tie
Can Atlético upset Lyon, having beaten Zorkiy in the round of 32? ©Alex Marín/Club Atlético de Madrid
Published: Monday 9 November 2015, 15.41CET

Women's Champions League last 16 tie by tie

UEFA.com previews the round of 16 ties, which start on Wednesday, as Chelsea face Wolfsburg, Atlético Madrid meet free-scoring Lyon and misfiring Frankfurt play the Norwegian champions.

Holders FFC Frankfurt, former winners Wolfsburg and Lyon plus debutants Chelsea, Atlético Madrid and Örebro are among the teams involved in the UEFA Women's Champions League round of 16 over the next two weeks. UEFA.com previews the eight ties.

11 & 18 November
Chelsea (ENG) v Wolfsburg (GER)

• Debutants Chelsea are now out of season after doing the English double and meet a Wolfsburg team who have been losing ground on Bayern München in the Frauen-Bundesliga, though they did beat Essen 2-1 on Saturday to reach the German Cup quarter-finals. However, in that game Wolfsburg goalkeeper Almuth Schult fractured a metatarsal and has been ruled out for three months.

FC Twente (NED) v FC Barcelona (ESP)
• Twente, who became the first team to beat a German side in the round of 32 when they eliminated Bayern München, are the only remaining club that competed in the qualifying round and by Monday had sold more than 13,261 tickets to break the Dutch record for a women's match. Barcelona, unbeaten in the Liga, won 10-0 at Fundación Albacete on Sunday.

Atlético Madrid (ESP) v Olympique Lyonnais (FRA)
• Spanish league leaders Atlético lost their debut European fixture 2-0 at home to Zorkiy but prevailed 3-0 in Russia to progress. In 11 competitive matches this season, Lyon have scored 61 goals without reply.

Wolfsburg coach on Chelsea tie

KIF Örebro (SWE) v Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
• Paris's Cristiane is top scorer in the competiton proper with five while Anja Mittag's double in the round of 32 first leg against Olimpia Cluj moved her level with former Germany and Turbine Potsdam team-mate Conny Pohlers at the top of the all-time table with 48 goals. Örebro's fifth-place finish in Sweden means they must win this competition to return next season.

LSK Kvinner (NOR) v FFC Frankfurt (GER, holders)
• LSK needed extra time to beat Zürich in the last 32 but have since retained the Norwegian title. Frankfurt are on a run of three league games without a victory and were knocked out of the German Cup 2-0 at home by Bayern on Sunday, their second defeat by the Munich club in a week.

©Jacopo Beccalossi

Brescia knocked out Liverpool

Brescia (ITA) v Fortuna Hjørring (DEN)
• The 2003 runners-up Fortuna have won all three of their previous ties against Italian opposition, though Brescia ousted Liverpool to reach this stage.

12 & 19 November
Slavia Praha (CZE) v Zvezda-2005 (RUS)
• Slavia accounted for last season's semi-finalists Brøndby in a round of 32 upset and won 4-0 against Sparta Praha on Saturday. The 2009 runners-up Zvezda were knocked off the top of the Russian league with two games to go on Saturday when they drew 3-3 at Ryazan and Rossiyanka won to move one point ahead.

Verona (ITA) v Rosengård (SWE)
• Rosengård, who recently retained the Swedish title, defeated Verona 3-0 on aggregate at this stage in 2012/13. The Damallsvenskan champions have been preparing for 2016 with the signing of forward Gaëlle Enganamouit from runners-up Eskilstuna United and Iina Salmi, who played in midfield for PK-35 Vantaa against Rosengård in the round of 32.

Road to the final
Quarter-final & Semi-final draw: 27 November
Quarter-finals: 23/24 & 30/31 March
Semi-finals: 23/24 & 30 April/1 May
Final (Reggio Emilia): 26 May

Last updated: 09/11/15 19.08CET

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