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08 November 2013 10:24
Scottish women's football champions travel to London today ahead of the away leg last of the 16 Champions League tie against European giants Arsenal on Saturday

Glasgow City headed off to Heathrow on the 9.30am British Airways flight ahead of their tough 1st leg last 16 Champions League game on Saturday against former Champions League winners, Arsenal.The London side have been a powerhouse in the women’s game for many years and have never failed to reach the Quarter Finals of the Champions League in their 11 years of being in the competition. In the last two successive seasons they have reached the semi-finals and Glasgow City Head Coach, Eddie Wolecki Black, is well aware of the challenge facing his side.

Glasgow City coach Eddie Wolecki Black (c) Ger Harley |

He said: "We are looking forward to the tie. It is a great achievement for our club to be involved in the last 16 of the Champions League for the 2nd time in three years. We have gone through our preparation and we know it is going to take a lot of hard work. Now it is up to the players and I can only ask that they do what we have asked of them tactically and perform to the best of their ability.”The first leg will kick off at 1pm at The Hive Stadium, the home of Barnet FC on Saturday. Full match commentary can be followed on Glasgow City FC twitter @GlasgowCityFCThe return leg is on Wednesday 13th November at City's home ground of Petershill Park in Springburn, Glasgow. Seated tickets are sold out ahead of the game but standing tickets remain, priced £5 adults, £3 kids and can be purchased online via the Glasgow City website or from Greaves Sports retail outlets on Gordon Street and Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow City Centre.

Source: ScottishFitba