Women’s Champions League: Arsenal face Lyon, Chelsea in group with PSG

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Photograph: DeFodi Images/Getty Images

Arsenal have been drawn in a Women’s Champions League group with the holders, Lyon, and Juventus. The other British club in the competition, Chelsea, will have Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid among their opponents. Madrid eliminated Manchester City in a qualifier in August.

Chelsea’s group is completed by the Albanian club Vllaznia, and Zürich are the fourth team in with Arsenal, who qualified for this stage by beating Ajax 3-2 on aggregate in the final qualifying round last week. Two clubs will progress from each group to the quarter-finals.

Chelsea went out in the group stage last season, finishing behind Wolfsburg and Juventus, after reaching the final the season before. Arsenal lost in the quarter-finals to Wolfsburg after making it through their group as runners-up to Barcelona, who were beaten in the final.

Wolfsburg have been drawn in a group with Slavia Prague, the Austrian club St Pölten and Roma. The fourth group comprises Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Rosengård and Benfica. The group stage starts on 19 October and finish on 22 December, with fixtures due to be released on Monday.