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OneFootball·18 October 2023

💫 Wolfsburg stunned; Man Utd out; Real Madrid progress

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The remaining 12 UEFA Women’s Champions League group stage spots will be decided on Wednesday when the second legs of the final qualifying rounds take place.

Here are all the results.

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Man Utd fail to make group stage for the first time

Scorers: Martens 16′, 48′, Baltimore 57′; Naalsund 47′.

Manchester United follow Arsenal out of the Champions League after Lieke Martens’ brace helped PSG qualify for the group stage.

The Dutch forward grabbed her first to break the deadlock in the 16th minute, reacting quickest to slot home from close range after Tabitha Chawinga’s shot had been well saved by Mary Earps.

United struggled to get a foothold in the first half but fought their way back into the game in the opening minutes of the second period with Geyse cutting the ball back for Lisa Naalsund to turn home.

But the hosts restored their advantage straight from kick-off with Chawinga dancing through the United defence again before drilling the ball low for Martens to get her second.

Sandy Baltimore put the game beyond all doubt just before the hour mark after somehow beating Earps with a chipped effort from a tight angle.

Real ease through

Scorers: Toletti 29′, Feller 68′, Del Castillo 90+5′.

Real Madrid made light work of Vålerenga to progress through to the group stage.

Los Blancos moved ahead midway through the first half when Sandie Toletti smashed low underneath the goalkeeper from 12 yards out after the ball broke to her 12 yards out.

Naomie Feller was then on hand to poke home from the rebound to Linda Caicedo’s shot from inside the six yard box to put the game beyond all doubt before Athenea del Castillo added some gloss to the scoreline in stoppage time.

Wolfsburg stunned by Paris

Scorers: Dufour 38′, Fleury 90′.

Wolfsburg have been sensationally knocked out of the Champions League at the first hurdle for the first time in the club’s history.

Last year’s runners-up, who have made it to at least the quarter-final in each of the last 11 renditions of the tournament, were stunned by Paris FC at the AOK Stadion.

The French side, who also eliminated Arsenal in the first qualifying round, dealt a blow seven minutes before half-time when Clara Matéo’s cross was flicked on to the back post into the path of the arriving Julie Dufour who turned it home.

The hosts did spurn a golden opportunity to get back into the game on the hour mark when Chiamaka Nnadozie kept out Dominique Janssen’s spot-kick.

Louise Fleury came off the bench to put the game beyond all doubt in the dying minutes to leave the perennial Champions League challengers stunned while Paris move on to the group stage.

Roma thrash Vorskla to book group stage spot

Scorers: Kozlova 50′; Viens 35′, Latorre 56′, Di Guglielmo 58′, 68′, Kotyk OG 83′, 88′.

Roma’s 3-0 victory in last week’s first leg meant they were in a comfortable position heading into the second, and they effectively sealed their place in the group stage when striker Evelyne Viens increased their advantage in the first half.

The hosts did pull one back through Nicole Kozlova early in the second half, but that only seemed to anger Roma, who quickly hit back through Bárbara Latorre, before defender Lucia Di Guglielmo added two goals in 10 minutes.

And to compound Vorskla’s misery, a pair of late own goals from Yana Kotyk meant the tie finished 9-1 on aggregate.

Other results

Join us this Friday for the UEFA Women’s Champions League Group Stage draw!