Matildas Overseas Preview: Chelsea and Lyon stay undefeated within the UWCL group stage

Matildas Overseas Preview: Chelsea and Lyon stay undefeated within the UWCL group stage

Our Matildas Overseas starred within the UEFA Girls’s Champions League over the week, with Kerr, Catley and Foord on the scoresheet to safe dominant wins. 

The motion continued in UWCL group stage matchday three, with all 4 groups that includes our Matildas Overseas selecting up essential wins. Chelsea and Lyon stay unbeaten within the group stage up to now. 

Group A

Sam Kerr’s Chelsea picked up a dominant win towards Servette FC Chênois in Geneva final week, beating the staff from Switzerland 7-0. 

Chelsea made it back-to-back victories with their 7-0 win, and can be trying to repeat the dose after they host Servette FC this week.

Kerr was on the scoresheet twice in Chelsea’s current win, even selecting up an help on one in every of Fran Kirby’s targets. 

The prolific striker signed a contract extension just lately with the Blues that can see her keep on the London facet till the Summer time of 2024. 

Kerr’s Chelsea had a season to recollect final yr, making the UWCL remaining for the primary time in membership historical past, nevertheless, falling on the final hurdle and have been defeated by Barcelona. 

Chelsea can be trying to go one higher this season and are displaying no indicators of slowing down. The Blues sit on the high of Group A and are undefeated within the group stage. 

Chelsea v Servette FC ChênoisDate: Friday, November 19Kick-off: 7:00 am AEDT

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Group C

Caitlin Foord, Steph Catley and Lydia Williams all made the beginning for Arsenal as they defeated UWCL first-timers HB Køge 5-1.

Catley and Foord have been each on the scoresheet within the win, with Catley’s free-kick successful UWCL Purpose of the Week.

Arsenal will host HB Køge of their subsequent group stage sport, hoping an identical result’s in retailer. The facet from Denmark is and not using a win within the UWCL group stage, with their lone purpose scored within the group stage coming final week towards Arsenal. 

Jonas Eidevall can be with out regular starter Leah Williamson who has been dominated out resulting from a hamstring harm.

The Gunners nonetheless stay undefeated within the home league, selecting up their first draw of the season to date final weekend by the hands of Spurs. 

Eidevall’s facet can be hoping an identical scoreline can be within the works early on Thursday morning. 

Arsenal v HB Køge Date: Thursday, November 18Kick-off: 7:00 am AEDT

Group D

Ellie Carpenter made the beginning as Lyon defeated Bayern Munich 2-1 at dwelling. Either side appeared to should accept a 1-1 all draw earlier than Amandine Henry sealed the win within the eighty fifth minute.

Bayern will now host an unbeaten Lyon facet that’s trying to reinforce its dominance within the UWCL after their five-year successive run claiming the trophy ended final season. 

Sonia Bompastor’s facet has been scientific in home soccer, beating rivals Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 earlier within the week. Carpenter has appeared in all of Lyon’s UWCL video games up to now.

Lyon conceded simply their first purpose within the group stage final week of their 2-1 win over Bayern. Nevertheless, they’re hoping they will decide up their fourth group stage win in a row away from dwelling.

Bayern v Lyon Date: Thursday, November 18Kick-off: 7:00 am AEDT

The opposite Group D fixture will see Dylan Holmes’ BK Häcken host Benfica. Häcken picked up their first win of the UWCL group stage, defeating Benfic 1-0 final week.

Either side appeared to should accept the 0-0 all draw, earlier than a Elin Rubensson spot kick sealed the factors for the Swedish facet. 

Holmes was an unused substitute on the bench within the win. 

Häcken can be hoping to safe back-to-back wins within the UWCL. 

Häcken v Benfica Date: Thursday, November 18Kick-off: 4:45 am AEDT

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