Juventus Women make history by qualifying for Champions League last eight

Date: 16th December 2021 at 11:26pm
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Juventus have become the first Italian women’s team to reach the last eight of the Champions League after a comfortable 4-0 win over Servette FC Chenois.

Many assumed that Juve would not get out of their group after they were drawn alongside the European elites of Wolfsburg and Chelsea, as they look to become all winners of Champions League.

The London side were finalists last season but have ended up being knocked out of the tournament in the group stage.

Joe Montemurro’s side started the group stage by beating Servette 3-0 but then lost to Chelsea and drew with Wolfsburg.

They won the return fixture against the German side 2-0 and a 0-0 draw with Emma Hayes’ Chelsea side meant the Bianconere just had to beat Servette to progress.

They duly obliged thanks to a goal from Lina Hurtig, two penalties from Cristiana Girelli, and a late fourth from Agnese Bonfantini.

For a period of time, Juve were set to finish top of the group but Wolfsburg’s 4-0 demolition of Chelsea meant they took the top spot.


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