Swansea City Ladies handed CSKA tie in Champions League
Swansea City Ladies will face WFC CSKA Moscow in the first round of the UEFA Women’s Champions League.
The Ladies qualified for the tournament after finishing their 2020-21 Welsh Premier Women’s League campaign as champions, meaning they secured a spot in Europe’s elite club competition for the second season running.
They have been drawn against the two-time Russian Women’s Football Championship winners in Group Six.
As opposed to a round-robin system, the groups are played out as mini tournaments made up of two semi-finals, with a third-place play-off and a final to follow.
The winner of each of these mini tournaments will advance to round two of the competition.
Cypriot side Apolllon Ladies – who the Swans faced in the Champions League last season – and FC Dinamo-BSUPC of Belarus are the teams in the other Group Six semi-final.
The semi-finals will be played on August 18, with the third-place play-off and final to be played on August 21.
The mini tournament will take place in Cyprus.