Arsenal nonetheless have work to do to achieve the group levels of the Women’s Champions League after being held to a draw by Ajax on Tuesday.
The Gunners had fought again to guide within the first leg of their second-round qualifier at Meadow Park however have been pegged again by a late equaliser because the Dutch aspect claimed a 2-2 draw.
Scottish champions Rangers might want to overturn a 3-2 deficit to advance after they have been overwhelmed by Benfica regardless of two objectives from Kayla McCoy in a thriller at Ibrox.
Arsenal fell behind to a Romee Leuchter effort after 17 minutes at Boreham Wood however levelled with a Stina Blackstenius strike simply six minutes later.
Kim Little then gave the hosts the lead from the penalty spot simply earlier than the hour however Leuchter’s second of the night seven minutes from time saved Ajax firmly within the tie.
Substitute Katie McCabe thought she had claimed a late winner for Arsenal however her effort was dominated out for offside.
Rangers, bidding to achieve the group stage for the primary time, have been concerned in an eventful encounter with McCoy heading them forward after 25 minutes however Benfica hitting again with an Ana Vitoria double.
McCoy responded to stage the scores once more however the Portuguese aspect, who additionally hit the woodwork twice, gained it on 79 minutes when Victoria Esson didn’t preserve a out a ball that took a looping deflection off Lisa Martinez. The winner was later credited to Benfica captain Pauleta.