Arsenal Women 4-0 Hoffenheim Women: Gunners run riot for vital first win in Champions League group stage

Arsenal Ladies received their first factors on this season’s Ladies’s Champions League, strolling previous Hoffenheim 4-0 in Borehamwood on Thursday evening.

Arsenal took the lead halfway by the primary half by Kim Little’s penalty (21), earlier than Tobin Heath doubled the benefit on the excellent time simply earlier than half-time with a far-post end (45+2).

The hosts did not decelerate within the second half as Vivianne Miedema bundled the ball over the road after fantastic work from Jordan Hobbs (52), whereas Arsenal goalkeeper Manuela Zinsberger made a number of wonderful stops to maintain the clear sheet.

Leah Williamson put the icing on the cake with a close to submit header from a nook (86), which means the Gunners transfer to second in Group C, stage on factors with Hoffenheim after two video games.

How Arsenal strolled to first WCL factors

After shedding 4-1 in Barcelona of their opener, Arsenal could not afford to lose floor on the highest two spots in Group C, taking a deserved lead within the first half.

After Beth Mead was introduced down by Michaela Specht within the field, Little stepped as much as ship Hoffenheim goalkeeper Martina Tufekovic the improper manner.

Tobin Heath is congratulated by her team-mates after giving Arsenal a two-goal lead

Arsenal have been wasteful on the beak for the rest of the half, till the ultimate minute when Miedema headed down Nobbs’ cross into the trail of Heath, who received her toes proper to direct the ball again into the far nook from eight yards.

Jonas Eidevall’s aspect picked up the place they left off, making it 3-0 simply seven minutes into the second half; Nobbs’ good first-time, curling effort from the sting of the field deserved higher, however after Tufekovic tipped the ball away, it fell to Miedema on the road to pressure house.

Vivianne Miedema celebrates after putting Arsenal 3-0 up against Hoffenheim
Vivianne Miedema celebrates after placing Arsenal 3-0 up in opposition to Hoffenheim

Hoffenheim had their justifiable share of possibilities – Sarai Linder headed an enormous likelihood excessive and broad, whereas Zinsberger saved beautifully from Jule Model twice, and Katie McCabe cleared one other Linder header off the road – however Williamson topped off a superb private efficiency with a aim late on.

Arriving on the close to submit to satisfy McCabe’s wonderful nook, the defender squeezed the ball previous Tufekovic.

What’s subsequent?

Arsenal’s subsequent WSL sport is in opposition to West Ham at house on November 6 at 3pm, whereas they go to Danish aspect HB Koge of their subsequent Champions League group sport on November 10 at 5.45pm.

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