Arsenal vs Wolfsburg Women’s Champions League Facts | UEFA Women’s Champions League

Arsenal, who have played a record 14th quarter-final, face Wolfsburg, themselves holders of a new UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-final record.

• The Frauen-Bundesliga club have reached this stage for a tenth successive campaign – a competition record – although they fell at this hurdle against English opponents last season, losing 2-1 at the away and 3-0 at home to eventual finalists Chelsea.

• Arsenal, whose journey into this season’s tournament began in Round 1, were second to holders Barcelona, ​​holding Hoffenheim head-to-head despite having the most group stage goals of any quarter of finalists (13). Their tally of nine points was the lowest of the eight clubs still involved.

• The Gunners, who lifted the trophy in 2006/07, have lost their last two quarter-finals in this competition and have not made the semi-finals since 2012/13, when they were beaten by Wolfsburg (0 -2 hrs, 1-2 a).

• Double winners Die Wölfinnen finished top of Group A in a three-way duel with Juventus and eliminated Chelsea. ) and Juventus (2-2).

• Les Louves have won 55 matches in this competition, a figure second only to Lyon (94) and Arsenal (56).

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Stina Blackstenius
• The 26-year-old joined the Gunners in January following the expiration of her contract with Swedish side Häcken, whom she represented in the group stage this season.

• The Sweden international has been a top scorer in the Women’s Super League since joining London, scoring twice in a 3-0 win at Brighton on 13 March.

• Blackstenius scored against Wolfsburg’s domestic rivals Bayern München on Matchday 5 and represented both Linköpings and Montpellier in the quarter-finals of this competition.

• The striker netted twice as Sweden topped their qualifying section to secure their place at UEFA Women’s EURO 2022.

Kim Small
• The 31-year-old midfielder and Jordan Nobbs scored in Arsenal’s last home victory in the UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-finals, a 3-1 first-leg victory over Italian side Torres in 2012/13.

• The Arsenal captain was one of eight Gunners to play in all six group games this season, starting five.

• Little scored his only Group C goal against German opponents, converting a free-kick in the 4-0 Matchday 2 win against Hoffenheim on 14 October.

• The penalty makes the former Scotland international the ninth player to score 40 goals in UEFA club competition.

Noelle Maritz
• The 26-year-old spent seven seasons at Wolfsburg before joining Arsenal in 2020.

• Maritz won five league titles and six DFB Pokals with Die Wölfinnen and was an unused substitute for the 2014 UEFA Women’s Champions League final when Wolfsburg beat Sweden’s Tyresö FF 4-3.

• The American-born defender’s first European appearance for Arsenal was the 2-1 quarter-final loss to Paris Saint-Germain in August 2020.

• Appeared in both matches of Switzerland’s UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 qualifying play-off victory against the Czech Republic in April 2021 (1-1 a, 1-1 h, 3-2 pen).

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Dominique Janssen
• The 27-year-old spent four years with Arsenal before joining Wolfsburg in 2019.

• The defender made a century of appearances for the Gunners and picked up four top honors during her time in north London.

• Janssen scored Die Wölfinnen’s only goal in the 5-1 loss to Chelsea in the quarter-finals last season.

• Featured in nine of the Netherlands’ ten UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 qualifiers as they topped their group with 30 points, having been part of their winning side in 2017 and also helping them to qualify for the final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2019.

Jill Roord
• The 24-year-old joined Wolfsburg in May 2021 after two seasons with Arsenal.

• The midfielder scored successive Women’s Super League hat-tricks for Arsenal against Reading and West Ham in the space of six days in September 2020.

• Roord returned to London this season with the opening goal in Wolfsburg’s 3-3 draw at Chelsea on Matchday 1, and also scored in the 3-0 win over Servette in Geneva on 8 December.

• The Dutch international won the European Under-19 (2014) and senior (2017) Championships and scored four goals in the Netherlands’ UEFA Women’s EURO qualifying campaign 2022.

Tabea Wassmuth
• The attacking midfielder has scored eight times in the group stage, more than any other player.

• The 25-year-old has scored in five of Wolfsburg’s six Group A games, drawing in the 2-0 Matchday 4 home defeat to Juventus.

• Wassmuth hopes to emulate Zsanett Jakabfi (2016/17) and Pernille Harder (2018/19) by finishing top of the UEFA Women’s Champions League scoring charts with Wolfsburg; Jakabfi and Harder scored eight goals in those seasons.

• The Germany international scored twice in as many appearances as Die Nationalelf topped their section of UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 qualifying with a perfect record.

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• Wolfsburg’s 2-0 away and 2-1 home wins over Arsenal in the 2012/13 semi-finals are the clubs’ only previous UEFA Women’s Champions League meetings.

• Arsenal have won just three of their 12 UEFA Women’s Champions League matches against German clubs (D1 L8).

• The north London side have only managed to score in one of their last 15 European matches.

• Arsenal have not kept a clean sheet in their 12 home matches in the UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-finals.

• Wolfsburg have lost just two of their 12 European matches against English clubs (W8 D2) and have scored just one of those 12 matches.

• Wolfsburg have scored at least two goals in seven of their eight UEFA Women’s Champions League appearances this season and have scored in just two of their last 37 appearances in the competition.