Barcelona bring romance to Glasgow City in last 16 of Womens Champions League

Barcelona bring \romance\ to Glasgow City in last 16 of Women\s Champions League

Womens Champions League round of 16 draw – UEFA Womens Champions League – News

Late goals from Sam Kerr and Hayley Lauder denied Celtic a shock win as Glasgow City clung on to top spot in the Scottish Womens Premier League.

With Hibs beating Stirling University 5-0, the goal difference was cut to just two with champions City needing to win to go back level on points.

Spartans beat Forfar Farmington 6-0 to secure their top-flight status. Hamilton will be replaced in SWPL 1 by Lanarkshire rivals Motherwell, who were presented with their title after a 1-1 draw with Hearts.

City will learn their Champions League last 16 opponents on Monday after they saw off Cypriots Somatio Barcelona 2-1 on aggregate.

The Scottish champions lost the second leg 1-0 at home on Thursday, but Leanne Crichtons late header in the first leg proved crucial.

Lyon, who have won the last three Champions League titles, are potential opponents – as are last years runners-up Wolfsburg and English champions Chelsea.

“Its going to be tough no matter who we get, so Im not bothered,” she told BBC Scotland. “Im just excited to see who were going to get, and just excited for that game.”

Scott Booths side are in the last 16 of the competition for the first time since 2014/15, and their fourth time overall.

“I thought we dug in really well,” said Grant of her sides game on Thursday. “We had a game plan. It might not have went to plan completely, but we all worked for each other and in the end we got what we need to get through to the next round.”

Holders Lyon face Ajax, Wolfsburg meet Atlético and Chelsea take on Fiorentina in the round of 16 later this month.

The draw is shown on the big screen ©UEFA via Getty Images Article body Round of 16 draw (ties 17/18 October & 31 October/1 November)

FC Zürich (SUI) v Bayern München (GER) Wolfsburg (GER) v Atlético Madrid (ESP) Ajax (NED) v Lyon (FRA, holders)Barcelona (ESP) v Glasgow City (SCO)Linköping (SWE) v Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)Chelsea (ENG) v Fiorentina (ITA)Rosengård (SWE) v Slavia Praha (CZE)LSK Kvinner (NOR) v Brøndby (DEN)

Road to Budapest Quarter-final & semi-final draw: 9 November Quarter-finals: 20/21 & 27/28 March Semi-finals: 20/21 & 27/28 April Final: 18 May 2019, Ferencváros Stadium, Budapest

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