Juventus, Arsenal rally as UWCL quarterfinals head to second leg

Lotte Wubben-Moy scored the late equalizer for Arsenal on Wednesday. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

The first leg of the Women’s Champion League quarterfinals is complete. The eight remaining teams now are setting their sights on the second leg, which kicks off next week.

In Wednesday’s early match, Juventus rallied to beat Olympique Lyonnais 2-1 after Lyon’s Ellie Carpenter was issued a red card in the 62nd minute.

Lyon went up 1-0 off a Catarina Macario strike in the eighth minute, but Cristiana Girelli notched the equalizer in the 71st minute for Juventus. Agnese Bonfantini broke the tie in the 83rd minute.

“Lyon are the best team in the world, both individually and collectively,” said Juventus coach Joe Montemurro. “The sending off gave us an advantage but I saw signs before that we were starting to exploit the space better.”

In the late match, Arsenal and Wolfsburg finished in a 1-1 draw. Tabea Wassmuth put one on the board for Wolfsburg in the 19th minute before a late equalizer from Lotte Wubben-Moy in the 89th minute led to the draw.

“It was a very good finish, a very special moment for [Wubben-Moy] to come to this stadium and score a very important goal like this,” said Arsenal manager Jonas Eidvall. “You work with a player every day and she gets to live a moment like this – it’s a special moment. In football, sometimes there are bad times, and sometimes there are good times like that.”

On Twitter, Wubben-Moy called it a “dream.”

Tuesday’s game between Barcelona and Real Madrid resulted in a 3-1 win for Barcelona. Alexia Putellas scored twice to help lift the defending champions over Madrid.

The second leg of the quarterfinals will kick off next Wednesday, starting with Barcelona and Real Madrid. Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich will finish off the day before the final two matches of the quarterfinals are played on Thursday.