The Women’s Champions League 2021/2022 is currently underway with the second matchday period of the group stages.
Eight clubs played each other on Wednesday 13 October 2021 and a further eight clubs will compete Thursday 14 October 2021.
It is the 20th anniversary of the tournament, which was initially called the UEFA Women’s Cup until 2009 when it was renamed the Champions League.
The current champions of the Women’s Champions League are FC Barcelona Femeni who won the title for the first time in 2021.
Lyon are the most successful club in the competition as they have won the title seven times, including five consecutive titles from 2016 to 2020.
Here is all you need to know about how to watch the women’s Champions League matches.
When is the Women’s Champions League 2021/2022?
The group stages began on Tuesday 5 October 2021 and will continue until Thursday 16 December 2021.
The quarter finals will take place in March 2021 before the semi-finals are played in April 2021.
The date for the final of the Women’s Champions League has yet to be confirmed.
How to Watch the Women’s Champions League 2021/2022?
The Women’s Champions League has a new broadcasting agreement that will see all 61 matches available to watch on free-to-air over the next two seasons.
Every match in the Women’s Champions League this season will be streamed live on the DAZN YouTube channel.
You can set reminders to receive a notification of when the stream goes live, which is 15 minutes before the start of each match.
You can sign up to DAZN where the matches will also be streamed for free across their digital platforms.
DAZN have the global rights for the competition until 2024/2025.
Has a group stage been used before in a Women’s Champions League?
This will be the first time a group stage has been used. The 16 teams have been split into four pools of four teams.
Home and away fixtures will be played with the top two teams from each group advancing to the quarter-final stages.
Which English Clubs are in the Women’s Champions League 2021/2022?
English clubs Arsenal and Chelsea are both in this year’s Champions League with Chelsea in Group A and Arsenal competing in Group C.
In the first round of matches, Chelsea drew to VfL Wolfsburg with Danish superstar Pernille Harder the final equalising goal in the 92nd minute.
Arsenal were overwhelmed by a much stronger Barcelona who beat the Gunners 4-1. Norwegian footballer Frida Manuum produced Arsenal’s only goal of the match.
Chelsea took on Juventus in Turin on Wednesday 13 October 2021 and came away with a 2-1 win and three important points if they are to make it through to the next stages. Erin Cuthbert kicked off the scoring after 31 minutes of play before Barbara Bonasea equalised for Juventus just six minutes later. The second half saw the world’s most expensive female player, Harder, hit the ball in the net from a crowded area in order to secure those important points for the Blues.
Arsenal will play Hoffenheim at Meadow Park, Borehamwood on Thursday 14 October 2021.
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