Manchester City have been drawn to face Real Madrid in the Women’s Champions League’s second qualifying round.Arsenal will tackle Slavia Prague, whereas Glasgow City meet Swiss outfit Servette.
Sunday’s draw additionally noticed seven-time Champions League winners Lyon pitted in opposition to Levante, who beat Celtic in the earlier qualifying round.Arsenal superior by means of that round with a 4-0 win over Kazhakstan’s Okzhetpes on Wednesday – their first aggressive match underneath new boss Jonas Eidevall – and a 3-1 victory in opposition to PSV Eindhoven on Saturday, each in Moscow.The second qualifying round, the ultimate step earlier than the revamped competitors’s group stage, will happen with the primary legs taking place on August 31 and September 1, and the second legs the next week.
Gareth Taylor’s City, quarter-finalists final season, play a Real Madrid outfit who shall be making their European debut.
This round will see 12 groups progress to the group stage, into which defending champions Barcelona, final time period’s runners-up Chelsea, and Paris St Germain and Bayern Munich, the crushed semi-finalists in 2020-21, are direct entrants.
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