#UWCL: Arsenal Women and Glasgow City win group finals

Arsenal's two-goal mana Iwabuchi
Mana Iwabuchi celebrates one of her two goals in the 3-1 win over PSV Eindhoven. (Mikhail Sinitsyn/Sports Press Photo)

UEFA Women’s Champions League 1st Round group finals saw Arsenal beat PSV Eindhoven and Glasgow City defeat BIIK-Shymkent.

Glentoran claimed third spot in their group but Swansea City lost out and Peamount United’s game was postponed.

Elsewhere, FC Twente pulled off a remarkable comeback with three goals in the last ten minutes, before beating Spartak Subotica in extra-time.

League path

Group 1: Hoffenheim beat 2-0 AC Milan in the final, Jule Brand and Isabella Hartig the scorers. Valur were 3-1 winners over FC Zürich for third place.

Group 2: All the goals came in the first half, as Bordeaux beat Kristianstad in the final. 3rd/4th place: Brøndby 2-1 Slovácko.

Group 3:  A seven-goal thriller of a final saw Levante edge Rosenborg after an extra-time double from Giovana Queiroz Costa. Celtic lost out 3-2 after extra-time to FC Minsk, Rachel Donaldson levelling and Caitlin Hayes getting a goal deep into the added half-hour.

Group 4: Arsenal won the final as Mana Iwabuchi bagged a brace to add to Vivianne Miedama’s opener in a 3-1 success against PSV Eindhoven. Lokomotiv Moskva were third with a 4-0 win over Okzhetpes.

Champions path

Glasgow City goalscorer Priscilla Chinchilla
Glasgow City’s matchwinner, Priscila Chinchilla. (Photo: Colin Poultney/PSI via Imago)

Group 1: Breidablik thrashed Gintra 8-1, with Agla-Maria Albertsdottir hitting a hat-trick. 3rd/4th place: KÍ Klaksvík 0-1 Flora Tallinn.

Group 2: Glasgow City’s Priscilla Chinchilla made the breakthrough just after the hour mark, for a 1-0 final result with BIIK-Shymkent. An extra-time winner gave Slovan Bratislava third spot ahead of Birkirkara.

Group 3: Anderlecht lost out 1-0 to Osijek in the final, 3rd/4th place ended Breznica 3-2 Pljevlja.

Group 4: Benfica sunk Racing FC Union Luxembourg 7-0 in the final, SFK 2000 Sarajevo won on penalties after finishing one apiece with Qiryat-Gat in  the third place match.

Group 5: Servette got the only goal of the final with Åland United, Glentoran took third spot as Joely Andrews and Chloe McCarron scored in a 2-0 victory over Olimpia Cluj.

Group 6:  Katie Lockwood got the decisive goal in Apollon’s 2-1 final win over CSKA Moskva. The unfortunate Shaunna Jenkins conceded a third-minute own-goal in Swansea City’s 2-0 defeat by Belarussian side Dinamo-BSUPC.

Group 7: Vålerenga clinched first position after a 2-0 result over PAOK. 3rd/4th place: Agarista Anenii Noi 0-3 Mitrovica.

Group 8: Barbara Bonansea scored twice in a 4-1 final success for Juventus against St. Pölten. Beşiktaş beat Kamenica Sasa 4-0 with four second-half goals.

Group 9: Spartak Subotica were 3-0 up and set for victory in the final but FC Twente scored three late goals to force the extra half-hour. Fenna Kalma then completed her hat-trick from the spot and Renate Janssen sealed a stunning fightback. Peamount United v WFC Nike.

Group 10: Kharkiv won the final 4-1 at the expense of Pomurje Beltinci, 3rd/4th place ended NSA Sofia 3-1 Rīgas Futbola skola.

Group 11: Vllaznia pipped Ferencváros on penalties after a goalless final.

The Round 2 draw this Sunday will be live streamed at 12pm UK time, with ties played over 31 August/1 September & 8/9 September.

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