10 Sep #UWCL: Miedema treble sees Gunners advance to Group Stage
Arsenal made the UEFA Women’s Champions League Group Stage as Vivianne Miedema hit a hat-trick against Slavia Praha.
Kharkiv 3-1 Apollon (Agg: 5-2)
Slavia Praha 0-4 Arsenal (Agg: 0-7)
Breidablik 3-0 Osijek (Agg: 4-1)
Benfica 4-0 FC Twente (Agg: 5-1)
Juventus 1-0 Vllaznia (Agg: 3-0)
Beth Mead set up Vivianne Miedema to break the deadlock on the hour mark for Arsenal at Slavia Praha. Within 12 minutes she had completed her hat-trick, Anna Patten assisting with one, the other taking Miedema’s tally for the Gunners to a remarkable 100 goals in 110 games. Kim Little then converted a penalty following a foul on Nikita Parris, making it 4-0 on the night.
Benfica’s Cloé Lacasse struck three times in a 4-0 defeat of FC Twente, producing a 5-1 aggregate score.
Breidablik and Osijek had gone into their second leg level at 1-1 but the hosts scored twice in the opening 10 minutes on the way to a 3-0 result.
Kharkiv had led 2-1 from the first leg in Apollon and confirmed their place in the group stage with three goals at home, before the visitors pulled one back.
Group Stage draw
The draw for the group stage will be streamed live on uefa.com at 12:00 UK time on Monday 13 September, with Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Chelsea joining the twelve Round 2 winners.
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