#UWCL: Gunners get three goal lead, Man City Women draw in Madrid

Arsenal beat Slavia Praha 3-0
Slavia Praha’s Gabriela Slajsova battles with Arsenal’s Steph Catley. (Photo: Steven Paston via Imago)

In the UEFA Women’s Champions League Round 2 1st Leg, Arsenal won their home tie and Man City drew at Real Madrid.

Apollon 1-2 Kharkiv
Rosengård 0-3 Hoffenheim
FC Twente 1-1 Benfica
Arsenal 3-0 Slavia Praha
Real Madrid 1-1 Manchester City

Nikita Parris took just two minutes to give Arsenal the advantage over Slavia Praha, heading home Steph Catley’s cross.

Kim Little converted a penalty after the half-hour following a foul on Caitlin Foord and Vivianne Miedema got the third goal 18 minutes from the end, taking down Beth Mead’s ball over the top and chipping the keeper.

Arsenal play the second leg in Prague on Thursday 9 September.

Man City goalscorer Caroline Weir
Caroline Weir of Manchester City celebrates after scoring against Real Madrid. (Photo: Ale Marin/ALM via Imago)

Manchester City were set to clinch victory away to Real Madrid but were thwarted by a stoppage-time equaliser.

Esther Gonzalez blazed a penalty over Karima Benameur Taieb’s crossbar, before Caroline Weir broke the deadlock early in the second half.

The post denied Esther an equaliser and Jill Scott then had the ball in the net but it was ruled out for a foul.

Kenti Robles denied City the win by firing home in the dying seconds, giving Madrid a draw to take into second leg at the Academy Stadium on Wednesday 8 September.

Fixtures for Wednesday 1 September

VfL Wolfsburg v Bordeaux (6pm)
ŽNK Osijek v Breidablik (6pm)
AC Sparta Praha v HB Køge (6pm)
Vålerenga v BK Häcken (7pm)
Vllaznia v Juventus (7pm)
Servette v Glasgow City (6.15pm UK time – live on BBC ALBA)
Levante v Lyon (9pm)

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