Chelsea to face Atletico Madrid and Man City take on Fiorentina in Women’s Champions League last 16

CHELSEA are to face Atletico Madrid and ex-Man City ace Toni Duggan in the last 16 of the Women’s Champions League. 

And Manchester City will go up against Fiorentina who finished runners-up to Juventus in the race for last term’s Serie A title. 

Sam Kerr, Beth England and their Chelsea team-mates will play Atletico Madrid next in the Champions League

Atletico forward Toni Duggan could be set for an appearance against Chelsea

The WSL giants, who are the only British sides left in the competition, will play both legs of their ties in March following the last 16 draw.

And their first leg encounters will take place on home turf on Wednesday 3 March and Thursday 4 March with the second legs set for March 10 and 11.

Emma Hayes and her Blues, who reached the contest semis in 2018 and 2019, are eager to go one better this term.  

They face an Atletico side who picked up their first domestic trophy of the season when they beat Levante 3-0 in the Super Cup final in January.

And the Spanish giants knocked Manchester City out of the contest at this stage last term.

However, Atletico are ten points behind league leaders Barcelona in the battle for this season’s LaLiga Women’s crown, with their rivals carrying four games in hand. 

And the club, who are fourth in their division, are currently one place below the top three qualifying spots for next term’s Champions League. 

Elsewhere Gareth Taylor’s Manchester City will take on a Fiorentina outfit lying fourth in Italy’s top tier having lost four and drawn two of their last 13 games. 

The Italian club were dispatched by Arsenal in the last 32 of Europe’s top football club competition last term losing 6-0 on aggregate.  

And they finished second in Serie A last season. 

The clash between the teams could see ex-Gunners centre-back Louise Quinn go head-to-head with City goal machine Ellen White.

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Manchester City will take on Fiorentina in the last 16 of the Champions League

Fiorentina’s Louise Quinn could end up going head-to-head with Man City striker Ellen White

The Republic of Ireland international made 59 appearances for Arsenal during her three-year spell at the club from 2017 to 2020. 

Man City – like Chelsea – are two-time Champions League semi-finalists reaching this stage of the tournament in 2017 and 2018. 

And they were defeated on both occasions by Lyon who have won the competition a record-breaking SEVEN times. 

Last 16 Draw

Wolfsburg vs LSK Kvinner

Barcelona vs Fortuna Hjorring

Rosengard vs St. Polten

BIIK Kazygurt vs Bayern Munich

Manchester City vs Fiorentina

Sparta Prague vs Paris Saint-Germain

Lyon vs Brondby

Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid

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By: Sandra Brobbey
Title: Chelsea to face Atletico Madrid and Man City take on Fiorentina in Women’s Champions League last 16
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/14066227/chelsea-atletico-man-city-fiorentina/
Published Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2021 15:36:01 +0000