Real Madrid and Levante have not had much luck in the draw for the second qualifying round for the Women’s UEFA Champions League. The Madrilenians will face Manchester City and the Valencians, with Olympique de Lyon.
The white team, which opts to play for the first time in its history in the Champions League, will have to overcome a tough bone such as Manchester City. The British team lost last season in the quarterfinals.
City managed to win what is to date the only English league title in their history five years ago, and they have also won three of the last four editions of the FA Cup for women.
Worst luck for Levante
The Granota team will face Olympique de Lyon, the team that has dominated women’s football in recent years. Although the French team fell last year in the quarterfinals, they had just won five consecutive Champions League titles, in addition to another two at the beginning of the decade.
Levante, unlike Real Madrid, already know what it is to play the women’s Champions League. The last time they did it they fell in the second group stage in 2008.
The exact dates of the matches are yet to be known, but the first leg matches, both of which will be played in Spain, will be on August 31 or September 1, while the return matches will take place on August 8 and 9. September.