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Bayern Munich Frauen draws Lyon, Benfica, and BK Häcken

The Bavarians were drawn into a group featuring the legendary Lyon side who are in the midst of a rebuild.

UEFA Women’s Champions League 2021/22 Group Stage Draw Photo by Richard Juilliart - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

The draw for the group stage of the 2021/22 UEFA Women’s Champions League happened on Monday in Switzerland, and Bayern Munich Frauen now know their opponents. The Bavarians were drawn into a group featuring record champions Lyon, BK Häcken, and Benfica.

In a perfect world, Bayern wanted to avoid a group with either Lyon or Arsenal and grabbed Iceland side Breidablik; however, that’s now how things turned out. The positive side is that getting Lyon in the group stage gives the Bavarians a tough opponent as preparation for the knockout rounds. Trips to Häcken and Benfica should also be good learning experiences for the club.

Group C is a doozy of a group here. Defending champions Barcelona, Arsenal, and Hoffenheim is not a group anyone wants to be a part of. I feel bad for HB Køge who drew the short straw.

The first matches will be played on October 5.

Full Draw

Group A

Chelsea
Wolfsburg
Juventus
Severette FCCF

Group B

Paris Saint-Germain
Breidablik
Real Madrid
WFC Kharkiv

Group C

Barcelona
Arsenal
Hoffenheim
HB Køge

Group D

Bayern Munich
Lyon
BK Häcken
Benfica