Steph Catley joined Arsenal in the summertime of 2020, however her affect on the Gunners has been restricted by harmSteph Catley scored a surprising first purpose for Arsenal to assist them outclass a cussed Koge facet within the Women’s Champions League.Catley discovered the highest nook with a free-kick to place Arsenal forward in opposition to the Danish champions earlier than the break.Nikita Parris, who had a first-half penalty saved, pounced to make it 2-0 with Caitlin Foord nodding in a 3rd.Anna Patten and Jordan Nobbs added late targets to finish the win after Maddie Pokorny pulled one again.It was finally a cushty win for Jonas Eidevall’s Gunners, who managed 80% possession, however they have been made to work arduous by a facet that had beforehand failed to attain within the competitors correct.Eidevall praised his gamers for being “good and sumptuous” for sticking to the gameplan in opposition to a facet that defended in numbers.”I used to be happy with our efficiency,” he stated. “It’s not a simple workforce to interrupt down, you want a lot of persistence.”While Koge managed to carry out for 63 minutes in opposition to European champions Barcelona in a 2-0 defeat of their earlier group recreation – a exhibiting which earned them a lot reward – the Danish facet didn’t include the Gunners for almost as lengthy.The hosts managed to restrict Arsenal early on, however Cecilie Floe Nielsen’s exuberance in defence noticed her deliver down Parris for a penalty within the fifteenth minute.Kaylan Marckese denied the England ahead with a superb diving save to her proper, then stored out a flicked Vivianne Miedema header quickly after, however there was nothing she may do to succeed in Catley’s brilliantly struck free-kick into the highest nook.It was a long-awaited first Gunners purpose for the Australian whose time in English soccer since arriving final season has been hampered by harm.The glorious Marckese foiled Leah Williamson and once more saved effectively from Miedema, the WSL all-time high scorer who was amongst six adjustments made for the journey to Denmark after Arsenal beat West Ham on Sunday to revive their three-point lead on the high of the home desk.Parris punished Koge for their incapacity to clear the hazard to double the lead after the hour and Foord bought on the tip of a Nobbs shot that rebounded off the woodwork to go dwelling the third.Pokorny coolly scored with Koge’s first and solely try on purpose after a poor backpass from Catley gifted the American possession.Arsenal, nevertheless, went on to safe their second convincing group win due to neatly taken finishes from Patten and Nobbs within the ultimate 5 minutes.”We cannot take for granted how massive these wins are every time that we’re in a bunch like this,” stated Nobbs. “It’s an thrilling time for us.”Line-upsHB Køge WomenFormation 5-4-11Marckese44Færge4Svendsen8Pedersen22Obaze19Markvardsen10Pokorny11Jankovska14Sajewich13Fløe7Carusa1Marckese44FærgeSubstituted forNowakat 90’minutes4Svendsen8Pedersen22Obaze19MarkvardsenSubstituted forRomeroat 82’minutes10PokornySubstituted forKramerat 82’minutes11Jankovska14SajewichSubstituted forOstenfeldat 75’minutes13Fløe7CarusaSubstituted forHornemannat 90’minutesSubstitutes2Nielsen3Nowak5Romero9Hornemann12Walter15Ostenfeld16Andersen18Andersen20Kramer21Wik24Adler30SørensenArsenal WomenFormation 4-3-318Williams16Maritz6Williamson20Boye Sørensen7Catley12Maanum13Wälti8Nobbs14Parris11Miedema19Foord18Williams16MaritzSubstituted forPattenat 72’minutes6Williamson20Boye Sørensen7CatleySubstituted forMcCabeat 72’minutes12MaanumSubstituted forLittleat 63’minutes13Wälti8Nobbs14ParrisSubstituted forMeadat 63’minutes11Miedema19FoordSubstitutes1Zinsberger3Wubben-Moy4Patten9Mead10Little15McCabe23Iwabuchi28Cull29GoldieReferee:Sandra Bráz BastosLive TextMatch ends, HB Køge Women 1, Arsenal Women 5.Second Half ends, HB Køge Women 1, Arsenal Women 5.Attempt missed. Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women) proper footed shot from outdoors the field is simply too excessive. Assisted by Katie McCabe from a direct free kick.Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick within the attacking half.Foul by Sofie Hornemann (HB Køge Women).Substitution, HB Køge Women. Julie Nowak replaces Emma Færge.Substitution, HB Køge Women. Sofie Hornemann replaces Kyra Carusa.Goal! HB Køge Women 1, Arsenal Women 5. Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Women) proper footed shot from the correct facet of the field to the underside left nook. Assisted by Beth Mead.Goal! HB Køge Women 1, Arsenal Women 4. Anna Patten (Arsenal Women) left footed shot from the centre of the field to the highest left nook. Assisted by Caitlin Foord.Attempt saved. Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Women) proper footed shot from the centre of the field is saved within the backside proper nook.Substitution, HB Køge Women. Arianna Romero replaces Signe Markvardsen.Substitution, HB Køge Women. Cornelia Kramer replaces Madalyn Pokorny.Substitution, HB Køge Women. Cilje Ostenfeld replaces Lauren Sajewich.Beth Mead (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick within the defensive half.Foul by Kyra Carusa (HB Køge Women).Substitution, Arsenal Women. Anna Patten replaces Noëlle Maritz.Substitution, Arsenal Women. Katie McCabe replaces Stephanie Catley.Goal! HB Køge Women 1, Arsenal Women 3. Madalyn Pokorny (HB Køge Women) proper footed shot from the centre of the field to the underside left nook.Goal! HB Køge Women 0, Arsenal Women 3. Caitlin Foord (Arsenal Women) header from the centre of the field to the highest left nook.Attempt saved. Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Women) proper footed shot from outdoors the field is saved within the high centre of the purpose. Assisted by Kim Little.

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