UWCL Preview: Group stage continues with matchday 2

The UEFA Women's Champions League group stage continues with matchday 2, with Aussies going head-to-head in Group D action.

All games group stage games will be streamed for free within Australia on DAZN and shown live on their YouTube channel.

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Group B

Ellie Carpenter's Lyon will be looking to continue their blistering form when they host Austrian side St. Pölten in their second game of the UWCL group stage. Lyon kicked off their campaign last week with a dominant 9-0 win over Slavia Praha. 

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Carpenter featured in the win for Sonia Bompastor's side, with Lyon seeing seven different goalscorers get on the sheet in the victory. Pölten is still in search of their first win of the group stage after suffering a 2-1 defeat to SK Brann. 

Lyon v St. Pölten 
Date: Thursday 23 November 
Time: 4:45am AEDT 
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Group C

Clare Hunt's Paris Saint-Germain are still in search of their first win of the UWCL group stage when they take Bayern Munich. PSG suffered a 2-0 defeat to Ajax in their opening game of the group stage, while their opponents recorded a 2-2 draw with Roma.

Clare Hunt during Paris Saint-Germain's UEFA Women's Champions League group stage game against Ajax. (Photo: Imago)
Clare Hunt during Paris Saint-Germain's UEFA Women's Champions League group stage game against Ajax. (Photo: Imago)

PSG and Bayern have met in the UWCL before, with the French side knocking out Bayern in the quarter-finals of the 2021/22 edition of the tournament, defeating them 4-3 on aggregate. 

PSG v Bayern 
Date: Friday 24 November 
Time: 4:45am AEDT 
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Group D

Group D is filled with Aussies, with a representative in each team competing in the group. Aivi Luik's BK Häcken will look to continue their fine form in the UWCL when they take on Hayley Raso's Real Madrid.

BK Häcken celebrate a goal against Paris FC during the UEFA Women's Champions League group stage. (Photo: Imago)
BK Häcken celebrates a goal against Paris FC during the UEFA Women's Champions League group stage. (Photo: Imago)

Häcken recorded a 2-1 win over Paris FC to open their campaign last week, with Luik named to the UWCL Team of the Week for her efforts in the game. Meanwhile, Real Madrid settled for a point after recording a 2-2 draw with Chelsea last week with Raso coming off the bench late in the stalemate. 

BK Häcken v Real Madrid  
Date: Friday 24 November 
Time: 4:45am AEDT 
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The other Group D game will see Sam Kerr's Chelsea host Sarah Hunter's Paris FC. Chelsea was held to a point in the opening game of their group-stage campaign, with Kerr getting on the scoresheet in the draw. Paris FC suffered a defeat in their opening game and will be looking to find the form that saw them knock out Arsenal and Wolfsburg in the UWCL qualifying. 

Sam Kerr celebrates scoring their side s second goal of the game during the UEFA Women s Champions League Group D match at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano in Madrid, Spain.
Sam Kerr celebrates scoring her side's second goal of the game during the UEFA Women's Champions League Group D match at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano in Madrid, Spain. (Photo: Imago)

This will be the first meeting between the two sides in the UWCL, however, Chelsea is all too familiar with hosting a French side in the UWCL after the Blues defeated Lyon last season on penalties. 

Chelsea v Paris FC 
Date: Friday 24 November 
Time: 7:00am AEDT 
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