by Andrew Crawshaw
Arsenal Women commence their Champions League campaign against Okzetpes on Wednesday morning in Moscow. Our opponents qualified by coming third in the Kazakhstani league.
The Official UEFA website has the following Players listed:-
Goalkeepers – 1 Zinsberger (Austria), 18 Williams (Australia), 24 Stenson (England) and at 28 17 year old Cull (Eng)
Defenders – 3 Wubben-Moy (Eng), 4 Patten (Eng), 5 Beattie Scotland), 6 Williamson (Eng), 7 Catley (Aus), 16 Maritz (Switzerland), 20 Boye Sørensen (Denmark), 22 Schnaderbeck (Aut) and 29 Goldie (Eng)
Midfielders – 8 Nobbs (Eng), 10 Little (Sco), 12 Maanum (Norway) and 13 Wälti (Swi)
Forwards – 9 Mead (Eng), 11 Miedema (Netherland), 14 Parris (Eng), 15 McCabe (Ireland), 19 Foord (Aus) and 23 Iwabuchi (Japan)
Stenson hasn’t featured in the match day squads for our pre-season games and may still not be fully match fit following her thumb injury which affected her for much of last season.
Jordan Nobbs ended up with ankle ligament problems following an overly robust challenge in the Chelsea gave and is out for a while yet although she is pictured in full kit in Moscow
I understand that Leah Williamson hasn’t travelled to Moscow.
Our Australian trio, Williams, Catley and Foord have been back with the squad since the weekend following their Olympic exploits, all of the others were back a day or two earlier. They might be able to play but are unlikely to feature from the start.
Okzepetes (all players from Kazakhstan unless noted)
Goalkeepers – 1 Sharifova (Azerbijan), 16 Khokhlova, 99 Orazbekova
Defenders – 4 Kamdem (Cameroon), 5 Mukashova, 7 Kozieva, 11 Kuztay, 21 Prokhorova, 23 Vlassova, 27 Khachatryan (Armenia)
Midfielders – 8 Kirgizbaeva, 17 Satygaliyeva, 19 Amangeldy, 24 Aitmukanova, 25 Karazhanover, 77 Mbengono (Cameroon)
Forwards – 9 Manga (Cameroon), 10 Orynbassarova
Predicted Arsenal team
Patten, Wubben-Moy, Boye Sørensen, McCabe
Wälti, Little, Maanum,
Iwabuchi, Miedema, Mead
This is a match that Arsenal should win comfortably, but our players are still finding their feet following the Olympics and also getting used to a new coach so I am not expecting the match to be plain sailing. There will also be new players integrating into the system so a hiccup or two along the way should be expected.
Kick off time is 11:00.
The UEFA official media partner is DAZN and for this and next season all matches for the later stages are to be shown live via the DAZN YouTube channel. I am not certain if they are broadcasting this phase of the tournament but it will be worth checking. There is also a possibility that arsenal.com may have a live stream or that you will be able to pick up the Russian stream from the Moscow Saipan Stadium.
The winner will play the winner of PSV Eindhoven and Lokomotive Moscow on Saturday. The Winner of that match goes to a two legged round two match in early September to qualify for the group stage of the tournament.
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Confirmed lineups for today’s game.
Maritz, Boye Sorensen, Wubben-Amoy, McCabe
Little, Maanum, Iwabuchi
Parris, Miedema, Mead
There is a stream that I’ve found but I’m expecting commentary in Russian, I’ll continue looking for one more useful
I’ll add updates on this thread as the match progresses
Updates fro Arsenal.com
Sustained a minor calf strain and as a precaution, will not be involved on Wednesday. Lia has travelled to Russia with the team.
Since Jordan sustained an injury to the ligaments of her right ankle, she has been working hard with our medical team and is recovering well. She is now out of a boot and into a brace.
Leah was not able to travel to Moscow due to personal family reasons. Everyone at the club sends their thoughts and support to Leah and her family at this time.
Watch todays game LIVE on Arsenal.com from 11am (UK time).
As far as i can see the match started on time but there is nothing on the Arsenal.com live stream except the notice live coverage starting soon. Forza has 13 minuted played and no score. Update 14 minutes and Iwabuchi scores for Arsenal 1-0
Arsenal.com apologise for the stream issues – technical problems in Miscow. Kim Little has just made ir two nil from the penalty spot in the 18th minute
Early substitution for Arsenal. Anna Patten replaces Lotte Wubben-Moy at centre back min 23
Live stream now working-yeeeah!
35 minutes in, no further goals. Arsenal in full control. Two misses from Miedema where she ought to have done better.
Arsenal 87% possession nearing the end of the first half. 5 minutes of added time.
Other matches with UK Clubs in the WCL today
Glasgow City beat Birkurkara 3-0 in an even earlier kickoff
Glentoran Belfast started at 22:00 against Servette FC Chênois and are a goal down in the ipening minute
Celtic play Levante this evening and Swansea play CSKA Moscow later in the evening
Second half underway
Min 54. Little the latest to nearly make it three nil then Mead has a shot saved by the keeper but ruled offside
Min 60. Foord, Beattie, Catley coming on. Little, Miedema and Maanum. Foord with an immediate chance through one on one against the keeper who saved with her feet
65 minutes Mead sweeps home from a Parris cross three nil
Iwabuchi looks a great player… nice close control, good eye for the movement around her, quick feet….
Min74 Nikita Parris makes it Four nil. 17 year old Goldie comes on fot Maritz
Min74 Nikita Parris makes it Four nil. 17 year old Goldie comes on fot Maritz.
Into time added on and Patten so nearly made it five. A stinging shot parried onto the post comes back out
Thats it. A totally dominant performance but with more to come as our players get used to each other and playing at our new coach wants. Next match Sat
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