Big wins for Barca and Lyon in UEFA Women’s Champions League

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Barcelona’s Asisat Oshoala scores against Benfica. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Both Barcelona and Lyon kicked off their UEFA Women’s Champions League Group Stage fixtures with big wins.

Group A: Barcelona 5-0 Benfica, Rosengård 1-2 Eintracht Frankfurt

Group B: Slavia Praha 0-9 Lyon, St.Pölten 1-2 SK Brann

Lyon had seven different scorers as they netted nine goals at Slavia Praha, Vanessa Gilles and Kadidiatou Diani with a couple each. Sara Dabritz and Danielle van de Donk had scored in the opening quarter of an hour, Eugenie le Sommer, Amel Majri and Ada Hegerberg later adding one apiece, the latter from the spot.

Barcelona began with a 5-0 beating of Benfica in which there were braces by Alexia Putellas and Aitana Bonmati, with Asisat Oshoala also finding the net.

Tanja Pawollek gave Eintracht Frankfurt the lead at Rosengard and Barbara Dunst doubled the lead with six minutes to go. Which was just as well for the visitors, as Olivia Schough replied in stoppage-time.

SK Brann also won 2-1 on their travels, with a 79th-minute decider at St Polten. Rakel Engesvik’s opener was cancelled out by the hosts’ Maria Mikolajova, before Natasha Anasi grabbed the winner.

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St Polten’s Rita Schumacher reacts in frustration during the tie with SK Brann. (Tom Seiss/ SPP)

Fixtures for Wednesday 15 November

Group C: Bayern Münich v AS Roma, Ajax v Paris Saint-Germain

Group D: Real Madrid v Chelsea, Paris FC v BK Häcken

All games are live on DAZN and DAZN Women’s Football YouTube channel, while the Chelsea game in also on TNT Sports.

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