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đź’« UWCL: Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Lyon all victorious

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Dan Burke

The Uefa Women’s Champions League continued with four more group stage fixtures on Thursday.

Here’s what happened.


Heath on target as Arsenal get first win

Arsenal Women 4
Hoffenheim Women 0
Full time

Scorers: Little (p) 21′, Heath 45+2′, Miedema 52′, Williamson 86′

Arsenal got their first win of the 2021/22 group stage after a dominant display over TSG Hoffenheim at Borehamwood.

The Gunners went in front when Beth Mead was brought down in the box by Michaela Specht and Kim Little made no mistake from the resulting penalty.

Jonas Eidevall’s side then extended their lead on the stroke of half-time, when Tobin Heath finished from close range for her first goal for the club.

Two became three just after half-time, when Miedema bundled home from close range after Jordan Nobbs’s effort had been saved by goalkeeper Martina Tufekovic.

And the hosts weren’t done there, with Leah Williamson nodding in at the near post from a corner to make it 4-0 late on.


Insatiable Lyon hit five past Benfica

Lyon Women 5
Benfica Women 0
Full time

Scorers: Buchanan 29′, 63′, Van de Donk 31′, Malard 53′, Macario (p) 53′

Lyon extended their 100% record in this season’s Champions League with a comprehensive victory over Benfica.

The French side took the lead when Kadeisha Buchanan bundled in after a penalty box scramble mid-way through the first half.

And it was soon 2-0, with Daniëlle Van de Donk slotting home after a quick one-two with Melvine Malard.

Into the second half and Malard got on the scoresheet herself with a stunning overheard kick from Catarina Macario’s cross, before Macario converted a penalty to make it four.

Buchanan then made it five when she leapt up to head home from a corner in the 63rd minute.


Dominant Barcelona overcome Køge

Køge 0
Barcelona Women 2
Full time

Scorers: Rolfö 63′, Hermoso (p) 90+5′

Barcelona made it two wins from two in Group C with a hard-fought victory away at Danish side HB Køge.

It took until just after the hour mark for Barça to break the deadlock, with Fridolina Rolfö diving in at the back post to turn in Lieke Martens’ cross.

And then in stoppage time, Jennifer Hermoso sealed the victory when she coolly converted a penalty after she had been fouled by Kyra Carusa.


Bayern Munich put Häcken to the sword

Bayern Munich Women 4
BK Häcken Women 0
Full time

Scorers: Schüller 8′, 11′, Dallman 70′, Damnjanović 90+1

Over in Group D, Bayern Munich got their first UWCL victory of the season with a comprehensive defeat of Swedish outfit BK Häcken.

It took Bayern eight minutes to score their first goal of the group stage when Häcken goalkeeper Jennifer Falk collided with one of her own defenders, leaving Lea Schüller with time to find the empty net.

Three minutes later it was 2-0 and Schüller was again the scorer, this time with a header from Giulia Gwinn’s cross.

The third goal came in the 70th minute, when Linda Dallman fired in a deflected effort after Häcken had been unable to clear their lines.

And in stoppage time, Jovana Damnjanović completed the rout when she lashed in left-footed.