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Switch to winter season boosts Manchester City and Chelsea in Europe | Suzanne Wrack

English clubs in the Champions League are benefiting from the change in the calendar of the women’s game with two of two their number in the quarter-finals

Last week Manchester City and Chelsea secured their places in the Champions League quarter-finals. Both sides won in style over the two legs, Chelsea beating Rosengard 4-0 overall and City gaining their last-eight place with a 7-1 aggregate score against LSK Kvinner.

These were no mean feats. Rosengard are Champions League quarter-final stalwarts, having made the last eight seven seasons running. The Swedish side were runners-up in the 2017 Damallsvenskan (Swedish league) to the quarter-finalists Linkopings for the second year in a row.

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