Matildas Abroad: European football secured for Arsenal trio

Arsenal secured a Champions League spot, Napoli won big, and West Ham kept another clean sheet as the Aussies abroad played out another round of football. 

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West Ham and Aston Villa shared the spoils in a 0-0 draw. Mackenzie Arnold kept another clean sheet, coming up big with a double save to keep Villa out.

The Hammers threw everything at the hosts, with Emily van Egmond hitting the woodwork and Aston Villa goalkeeper Lisa Weiß forced to make numerous saves. Neither side was able to break the deadlock. 

Steph Catley returned to the pitch after her injury layoff, playing the final 10 minutes in Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Hayley Raso's Everton.

Katie McCabe opened the scoring while Caitlin Foord continued to create chances and set up her team mates as the Gunners searched for a second.

Megan Finnigan levelled things up for the Toffees, heading the ball past Manuela Zinsberger in the Arsenal goal.

Kim Little’s penalty was the final kick of the game and the victory secured UEFA Women’s Champions League football for Arsenal next season.

Ella Mastrantonio entered the match in the 89th minute as her Bristol side went down to Manchester United 1-0.

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The teams couldn’t be split in the Australian derby in Sweden with BK Häcken and Vittsjö playing out a 1-1 draw. Clare Polkinghorne and Emily Gielnik ran out full games while Dylan Holmes was an unused substitute on the bench.


Amy Harrison returned to the starting XI as PSV lost 2-1 to FC Twente on match day two of the Championship round in the Netherlands.

Rest of the World

Aivi Luik played the full 90 as Sevilla went down 2-1 to Levante in Spain. Alex Huynh ran out 89 minutes as her Napoli side defeated San Marino 5-0. Lyon beat Le Havre 5-1 in France, Ellie Carpenter did not see any game time.