Arsenal are one of two British teams in this year’s Champions League along with Chelsea
Chelsea and Arsenal are both competing in this year’s Women’s Champions League competition in Group A and Group C respectively.
For the first time in a Women’s Champions League tournament, the 16 teams taking part will be split into four groups of four for a Group Stage before the top two from each group go through to the quarter-final stages.
It is the 20th time the competition has taken place with Barcelona being the current Trophy holders winning it for the first time in their club history in 2021. Barcelona thrashed Chelsea 4-0 in the final which was played at Gamla Ullevi, Gothenburg.
Lyon are the most successful club in the competition and have won the trophy a total of seven times. The French side have won the title five times in succession from 2016 to 2020.
Here is all you need to know about the fixtures at this year’s competition.
When is the Women’s Champions League?
The first round of the Group stages took place on Tuesday 5 October 2021 and Wednesday 6 October 2021. Here are the remaining important dates for the competition:
- Group stage Matchday 2: Wednesday 13 October/Thursday 14 October 2021
- Group stage Matchday 3: Tuesday 9 November/ Wednesday 10 November 2021
- Group stage Matchday 4: Wednesday 17 November/Thursday 18 November 2021
- Group stage Matchday 5: Wednesday 8 December/Thursday 9 December 2021.
- Quarter and semi-final draws : 20 December 2021
- Quarter-finals 1st and 2nd : March 2022 (dates yet to be determined)
- Semi-finals 1st and 2nd leg: April 2022 (dates yet to be determined)
- Final: Date yet to be determined
Who’s playing in the upcoming fixtures in the Women’s Champions League?
Eight teams are left to play in the second round of matches of Matchday Two in the group stages.
Chelsea played Juventus on Wednesday 13 October 2021 and came away with a 2-1 win over the homeside.
Erin Cuthbert scored the first goal after 31 minutes only for Barbara Bonasea to equalise in the 37th minute. Danish football icon and the world’s most expensive female player, Pernille Harder came through for the Blues scoring the winning goal in the second half.
Arsenal will play Hoffenheim on Thursday 14 October 2021 at 8pm BST at Meadow Park, Borehamwood.
HB Køge will take on Barcelona at the Køge Stadion at 5.45pm BST.
Bayern Munich will play Häcken at FC Bayern Campus at 5.45pm BST.
Lyon face Benfica at the OL Stadium at 8pm BST.
When are Chelsea and Arsenal next playing?
Following Arsenal’s match on tonight, Thursday 14 October 2021, then will then play HB Køge on Wednesday 10 November 2021 at the Køge Stadion at 5.45pm.
Matchday 4, 18 November, will then see Arsenal face HB Køge again but at Meadow Park at 8pm BST.
On Thursday 9 December on matchday 5, Arsenal will play Barcelona at home before travelling to play Hoffenheim on 15 December for their final group stage match.
Chelsea will play Servette FCCF at 5.45pm BST away at Stade de Genève on Tuesday 9 November.
Matchday 4, Chelsea will host Servette FCCF at Kingsmeadow at 8pm BST.
On Wednesday 8 December, Chelsea will host Juventus at Kingsmeadow with kick off at 8pm BST.
Their final group stage match will be against VfL Wolfsburg in Wolfsburg on Thursday 16 December at 8pm BST.
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 sign up to DAZN where the matches will also be streamed for free across their digital platforms.
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