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Late Lotte goal gives Arsenal hope
Arsenal will go into the second leg of their UEFA Women's Champions League quarter final tie with VfL Wolfsburg on level terms after a late equaliser brought them a 1-
Arsenal started on the front foot against their experienced opponents, twice winners of the competition and playing in their tenth consecutive quarter final, but it was Wolfsburg who took the lead with practically their first attack of the game.
Tabea Wassmuth found space in the Arsenal area and although her initial shot was well saved by Manuela Zinsberger, Joelle Wedemeyer returned the ball into the box and this time Wassmuth was able to head home.
Alexandra Popp missed a good opportunity to make it two when she sent a free header over the bar but it was Arsenal who were to go close next with a Katie McCabe header which was scrambled away.
Stina Blackstenius had a goal disallowed for offside and Beth Mead dragged a shot wide as Arsenal sought an equaliser but at the other end, Wolfsburg twice struck the posts with efforts from goalscorer Wassmuth and former Gunners striker Jill Roord.
It looked as though the night would end in frustration for Arsenal but with just over a minute left to play, Tobin Heath's free kick into the area was well controlled and finished off by Lotte Wubben-
The second leg will be played at the Volkswagen Arena next Thursday night (31st March).
Elsewhere, holders Barcelona look to be on their way to the last four when they came from behind to win 3-
Juventus produced the most notable result when they beat Olympique Lyonnais 2-
There was better news for the other French side, Paris Saint-