#UWCL: Lyon Women battle back twice for 1st Leg lead over Juventus

Lyon players celebrate
Olympique Lyonnais players celebrate. (PA Images)

Lyon began their defence of the UEFA Women’s Champions League trophy with a 3-2 Round of 32 1st leg win after being given a scare by Juventus.

1st Leg results – 9 December

St.Pölten 2-0 FC Zurich
Lanchkhuti 0-7 Rosengård
Göteborg 1-2 Manchester City
Sparta Praha 2-1 Glasgow City
Benfica 0-5 Chelsea
ŽFK Spartak 0-5 Wolfsburg
Kharkiv 2-1 BIIK-Kazygurt
FC Minsk 0-2 LSK Kvinner
Pomurje 0-3 Fortuna Hjørring
Juventus 2-3 Lyon
Servette 2-4 Atlético Madrid
PSV Eindhoven 1-4 Barcelona

Barbara Bonansea of Juventus celebrates
Barbara Bonansea of Juventus celebrates with opening scorer Lina Hurtug. (PA Images)

Juventus twice led Lyon through Lina Hurtig and a Kadeisha Buchanan own-goal but the holders levelled through a Wendie Renard penalty and Melvine Malard effort, before Saki Kumagai grabbed an 88th-minute winner,

Atlético twice also twice trailed away to Servette in Switzerland but eventually came through winning 4-2.

Another side to come from behind to win were Manchester City, whose Georgia Stanway and Sam Mewis struck for a 2-1 result in Goteborg.

Sparta Praha led Glasgow City 2-0 but the visitors got a potentially crucial away goal through Sharon Wojcik.

Wolfsburg netted five times away to Spartak Subotica with Zsanett Jakabfi scoring early in each half, Chelsea matched that 5-0 score line in Benfica, where Fran Kirby bagged a brace.

Barcelona were 4-1 victors at PSV Eindhoven, aided by Jennifer Hermoso’s fourth-minute goal.

Fixtures for Thursday 10 December:

Ajax v Bayern Munich
Fiorentina v Slavia Praha
Górnik Łęczna v Paris Saint-Germain
Vålerenga v Brøndby

Manchester City Women come from behind to win in Göteborg

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