#UWCL: Miedema treble sees Gunners advance to Group Stage

Arsenal's three-goal Vivianne Miedema
Arsenal’s three-goal Vivianne Miedema with Diana Bartovicova of Slavia Praha. (Vit Simanek/CTKPhoto via Imago) 

Arsenal made the UEFA Women’s Champions League Group Stage as Vivianne Miedema hit a hat-trick against Slavia Praha.

Kharkiv 3-1 Apollon (Agg: 5-2)
Slavia Praha 0-4 Arsenal (Agg: 0-7)
Breidablik 3-0 Osijek (Agg: 4-1)
Benfica 4-0 FC Twente (Agg: 5-1)
Juventus 1-0 Vllaznia (Agg: 3-0)

Beth Mead set up Vivianne Miedema to break the deadlock on the hour mark for Arsenal at Slavia Praha. Within 12 minutes she had completed her hat-trick, Anna Patten assisting with one, the other taking Miedema’s tally for the Gunners to a remarkable 100 goals in 110 games. Kim Little then converted a penalty following a foul on Nikita Parris, making it 4-0 on the night.

Benfica’s Cloé Lacasse struck three times in a 4-0 defeat of FC Twente, producing a 5-1 aggregate score.

Andrea Stašková got the only goal of the game for Juventus against Albania’s Vllaznia, which sent Juve through 3-0.

Breidablik and Osijek had gone into their second leg level at 1-1 but the hosts scored twice in the opening 10 minutes on the way to a 3-0 result.

Kharkiv had led 2-1 from the first leg in Apollon and confirmed their place in the group stage with three goals at home, before the visitors pulled one back.

Group Stage draw

The draw for the group stage will be streamed live on uefa.com at 12:00 UK time on Monday 13 September, with Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Chelsea joining the twelve Round 2 winners.

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