UWCL Draw: AS Roma learn their opponents for first-ever quarter-final and potential semi-final

AS Roma Women will have their work cut out if they are to progress to the UWCL semi-finals as they take on one of the major contenders in the quarter-final.

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AS Roma Women’s first-ever UEFA Women’s Champions League (UWCL) quarter-final will be against Spanish giants Barcelona. The first leg of the tie will see Roma play at home as they were unseeded for the draw.

The pathway for the semi-finals of the UWCL was also drawn on Friday afternoon and it means that should Roma find their way past Barcelona, they will face the winners of Olympique Lyonnais vs Chelsea. Roma would be the away team first in that tie should they reach that stage.

When are the UWCL quarter-finals, semi-finals and final?

AS Roma celebrate a Women’s Champions League goal. (@ASRomaFemminile)

Although the individual fixtures have not yet been assigned dates, the UWCL fixture schedule is as follows:

Quarter-finals

First legs: March 21/22
Second legs: March 29/30

Semi-finals

First legs: April 22/23
Second legs: April 29/30

Final

Saturday, June 3 at the PSV Stadium, Eindhoven

Full UWCL quarter-final and semi-final draw

Quarter-final fixtures
Bayern Munich vs Arsenal
Olympique Lyonnais vs Chelsea
AS Roma vs Barcelona
Paris Saint-Germain vs Wolfsburg
Semi-final fixtures
Paris Saint-Germain or Wolfsburg vs Bayern Munich or Arsenal
Olympique Lyonnais or Chelsea vs AS Roma or Barcelona

AS Roma’s UWCL campaign so far

The 2022/23 campaign is Roma’s first ever in the UWCL and for that reason, they were never expected to get to the knockout rounds. They made their way past Glasgow City, Paris FC and Sparta Praha in the qualifying rounds which was a great achievement in itself.

The Giallorosse then juggled their domestic commitments with their UWCL group and managed to come second in a group that contained Wolfsburg, Slavia Praha and SKN St. Polten.

Roma are now eight points clear at the top of the Serie A Femminile table after Juventus dropped points against AC Milan at the weekend.

Elena Linari celebrates a UWCL goal. (@ASRomaWomen)

Barcelona’s UWCL campaign so far

Barcelona are one of the major favourites to win the tournament this season and that is why they were able to top their group with five wins and one defeat. They were up against Bayern Munich, Benfica and Rosengard in Group D. They scored a staggering 29 goals in those six games.

They are five points clear of Real Madrid at the top of Liga F in Spain, having won all 18 of their matches so far this season. They have scored 80 goals and only conceded four, showing just how steep the task is ahead of Roma.

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