October 1, 2018 / 12:05 PM / a year ago

Soccer: Lyon face Ajax test in Women's Champions League last 16

(Reuters) - Olympique Lyonnais will continue their quest for a record sixth Women’s Champions League crown against AFC Ajax Amsterdam after the round of 16 draw was made by UEFA in Nyon on Monday.

Holders Lyon, managed by Frenchman Reynald Pedros who was recently named the Best FIFA Women’s Coach of the Year, have won the last three editions of the continental competition.

English champions Chelsea, who reached the semi-finals last season, will take on Italian side Fiorentina while Barcelona face the only other British side in the competition in Glasgow City.

Twice champions and this year’s beaten finalists Vfl Wolfsburg, the first German side to successfully defend their Champions League title, will play Atletico Madrid.

The two-legged ties take place on Oct. 17-18 and Oct. 31-Nov. 1.

The final will be staged in Budapest next year, the first time in its current format it will be in a different city to the men’s Champions League final.

Full round of 16 draw:

FC Zurich v Bayern Munich

Vfl Wolfsburg v Atletico Madrid

AFC Ajax Amsterdam v Olympique Lyonnais

Barcelona v Glasgow City

Linkopings v Paris St German

Chelsea v Fiorentina

Rosengard v Slavia Prague

Kvinner FK v Brondby IF

Reporting by Christian Radnedge,; Editing by Ed Osmond

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