Arsenal Women 3-0 Linkoping: Gunners start Women's Champions League qualification campaign with victory
Arsenal's Women's Champions League qualifying campaign got off to a winning start as Jonas Eidevall's side secured a 3-0 victory against Linkoping in Sweden.
Second-half goals from Caitlin Foord (53), Lina Hurtig (81) and Stina Blackstenius (90) made it a winning start to the season for the Gunners, who will now face France's Paris FC or Ukraine's Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih on Saturday for the chance to reach the second round of qualifying.
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The Gunners will face the winners of Paris FC vs Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih on Saturday 9th September, again in Linköping.
Jonas Eidevall included new signings Alessia Russo, Amanda Ilestedt and Cloe Lacasse in the starting XI to face Linkoping.
After nine months away, Beth Mead made a long-awaited return to the matchday squad with Jonas Eidevall naming her on the bench for the Gunners.
Round one of Champions League qualifying consists of two knockout games. As previously mentioned, Arsenal will now take on the winner of Paris FC v FC Kryvbas on Saturday, September 9 for a place in the second round of qualifying.