The lowdown on the Women's Champions League draw

UWCL draw

Today, we’ll discover which three teams we’ll face in the UEFA Women's Champions League group stage, once the draw is made in Nyon at 12pm UK time.

Here is everything you need to know about this year’s competition, and who we could face over the next few months:

Our journey so far

Finishing in second place last year in the Women's Super League ensured that we went straight to Round 2 of qualifying, bypassing the first round. We then defeated Ajax over two legs (3-2 on aggregate) to secure our place in the UWCL group stage.

When is the draw taking place?

The draw is scheduled to start at 12pm UK time on October 3. It will be streamed on

Who might we face?

The 16 clubs are seeded into four pots of four in accordance with the UEFA club coefficient ranking. Due to our club coefficient ranking, we have been seeded in Pot 2 and will face a team from each of the other three pots:

Pot 1 (automatic qualification)

  • Lyon
  • Barcelona
  • VfL Wolfsburg
  • Chelsea

Pot 2

  • Paris Saint Germain
  • Bayern Munich
  • Slavia Prague
  • Arsenal

Pot 3

  • Rosengard
  • Juventus
  • Real Madrid
  • St Polten

Pot 4

  • FC Zurich
  • Vllaznia
  • Benfica
  • Roma

How the draw works

The draw begins with Pot 1 and those four teams are allocated to the four groups in alphabetical order. Moving on to Pot 2, a team is chosen at random and is paired with a random group. Once the groups have been determined for Pot 2, the process is repeated for Pots 3 and 4. 

Teams from Pot 1 are provisionally placed in the first position in their groups; teams from Pot 2 provisionally take the second position in their groups, and so on.

Teams from the same association cannot be drawn into the same group, meaning we will not face Chelsea at this stage.

The UEFA Women's Champions League trophy

What does the rest of the tournament look like?

The top two teams in each group will progress to the quarter-final stage. After the group stages conclude in December, a draw for the quarter and semi-finals will take place at 12pm UK time, January 20.

The knockout stages consist of home and away legs, although the historic away goal rule has been scrapped.


First leg: March 21/22

Second leg: March 29/30


First leg: April 22/23

Second leg: April 29/30

Final (Philips Stadion, PSV Eindhoven)

June 3/4 TBC

The winners of the 2022/23 UEFA Women's Champions League will automatically qualify for the 2023/24 UEFA Women's Champions League group stage.

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