Manchester United Women draw UWCL home leg with PSG

UEFA Women’s Champions League - Manchester United v Paris St-Germain - Leigh Sports Village
Geyse of Manchester United against Paris St-Germain. (Richard Callis/SPP)

Manchester United’s UEFA Women’s Champions League debut ended in a 1-1 draw at home to PSG in the Round 2 1st leg tie.

Eintracht Frankfurt 5-0 Sparta Praha
Paris FC 3-3 Wolfsburg
Valur 0-4 St. Pölten
Manchester United 1-1 Paris Saint-Germain

A crowd of 4,827 was at Leigh Sports Village to see United’s long-awaited UWCL introduction but they had to come from behind to get back on level terms for next week’s second leg.

Mary Earps parried a strike from Sandy Baltimore, as a dominant PSG were unable to make a first-half break through and had Oriane Jean-Francois stretchered off.

Geyse and Leah Galton went close for Marc Skinner’s side before Tabitha Chawinga gave the visitors the lead, turning Baltimore’s ball past Earps.

With 20 minutes to go, Melvina Malard headed home from a Millie Turner corner, while a deflected flag-kick had to be cleared off the line by Marie-Antoinette Katoto.

UEFA Womens Champions League - Paris FC v VFL Wolfsburg - Stade Charlety
Gaetane Thiney (17 Paris FC) and Lena Lattwein (8 Wolfsburg) battle for the ball. (Daniela Porcelli / SPP)

Paris FC’s Gaëtane Thiney and Mathilde Bourdieu overturned the advantage gained through Wolfsburg’s Vivien Endemann, Alexandra Popp scoring either side of the hosts’ Julie Dufour for a 3-3 draw.

Eintracht Frankfurt put five past ten-player Sparta Praha who had Aneta Pochmanova sent off after 53 minutes, after which Laura Freigang grabbed a swift brace to complete her hat-trick.

UEFA Womens Champions League - Frankfurt v Prag - Deutsche Bank Park
Tanja Pawollek (31) and Barbara Dunst (28( celebrate a Frankfurt goal. (Julia Kneissl / SPP)

St. Pölten’s 4-0 victory away to Valur Rejkjavik included three second-half goals and a double by Valentina Madi.

All second legs are on Wednesday 18 October, with Manchester United away to PSG at 8pm local time.

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