Bronze denies Benfica UEFA Women’s Champions League win over Barca

SL Benfica v FC Barcelona UEFA Women's Champions League
Salma Paralluelo of FC Barcelona jumps for the ball with Lucia Alves of SL Benfica. (Photo by Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images)

The UEFA Women’s Champions League group stage was completed as Benfica shared eight goals with Barcelona and Slavia Praha held Lyon.

Group B: Lyon 2-2 Slavia Praha, SK Brann 2-1 St.Polten
Group A: Benfica 4-4 Barcelona, Eintracht Frankfurt 5-0 Rosengard

Lucy Bronze headed a last-gasp equaliser for Barcelona, having conceded an 81st-minute own goal. Caroline Graham Hansen and Patri Guijarro earlier had Barca two up but Marie Alidou’s brace wiped out that lead by the break. Graham Hansen restored the advantage only for Jéssica Silva to bring Benfica back level at 3-3, before Bronze netted at both ends.

Frankfurt finished with five goals against Rosengård, one apiece from İlayda Açıkgöz, Shakira Martinez, Nicole Anyomi, Lisanne Gräwe and Géraldine Reuteler.

Slavia Praha ended with a 2-2 tie at Lyon, a result all the more remarkable having lost their home match with the French side 9-0. Amel Majri and Vicki Becho both put Lyon ahead, Franny Černá and a deflected Kristína Košíková effort drawing the visitors level.

Brann came from behind to beat St. Pölten, Sarah Mattner’s early goal cancelled out by Justine Kielland, before Amalie Eikeland headed home in stoppage time.

The confirmed last eight teams are Barcelona, Chelsea, Lyon, PSG, Ajax, Benfica, Brann and Häcken, with the quarter-final and semi-final draws to be streamed live on at 12pm (UK time) on 6 February.

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