Women's Champions League - Group C
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Arsenal Women 4-0 Hoffenheim Ladies: Tobin Heath scores as Arsenal win in Champions League

Tobin Heath
Tobin Heath joined Arsenal from Manchester United in the summer

Tobin Heath scored her first goal for Arsenal as the Women's Super League leaders beat Hoffenheim in the Champions League.

The home side took the lead midway through the first half when Kim Little converted a penalty.

Summer signing Heath made it 2-0 on the stroke of half-time when she stabbed in a knockdown from close range.

Vivianne Miedema bundled in a third before Leah Williamson headed in a late fourth.

Victory means Arsenal are second in Group C with three points, behind leaders Barcelona who have six points.

Jonas Eidevall's side have enjoyed a superb start to the season with five wins from five in the Women's Super League but their European campaign got off on the wrong foot when they were beaten 4-1 by Barcelona.

This, however, was the perfect response to that thrashing as they recovered from a slow start to dominate Champions League newcomers Hoffenheim.

"All in all it is our strongest performance so far in the season," said Eidevall.

"The way we moved the ball and our passing game in their half was the best we have had this season. I am very pleased with the performance."

Little got the ball rolling by scoring her fifth goal of the season from the penalty spot after Beth Mead had been fouled inside the box.

Arsenal were causing their German opponents problems with their high press and duly added a second just before the break when Heath, who joined on a free transfer in the summer having played for Manchester United last season, fired home after Miedema had nodded the ball into her path.

Dutch forward Miedema then got on the scoresheet when she found herself in the right place to bundle in a loose ball after Jordan Nobbs' superb strike had been kept out by Martina Tufekovic.

Arsenal keeper Manuela Zinsberger ensured her side kept a clean sheet with a big save late on to keep out Katharina Naschenweng's deflected shot, before Williamson powered home a header in the final few minutes to wrap up a dominant win.

Arsenal fan Heath was delighted to score her first goal for the club and is confident there is more to come from the team.

"It felt really good to get off the mark," the USA international said.

"Obviously with the whole team bouncing back, getting four goals today was a good response. We showed a lot of character.

"The quality of players here has made it fun and easy and Jonas has brought a style that will take the club to the next level. This team is ambitious to get better and take the next step. We grow with each game."

Line-ups

Arsenal Women

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Zinsberger
  • 16Maritz
  • 6Williamson
  • 3Wubben-Moy
  • 15McCabe
  • 10Little
  • 12MaanumBooked at 61mins
  • 9MeadSubstituted forParrisat 65'minutes
  • 8NobbsSubstituted forIwabuchiat 85'minutes
  • 77HeathSubstituted forCatleyat 74'minutes
  • 11MiedemaSubstituted forFoordat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Beattie
  • 7Catley
  • 13Wälti
  • 14Parris
  • 18Williams
  • 19Foord
  • 22Schnaderbeck
  • 23Iwabuchi
  • 29Goldie

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Ladies

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Tufekovic
  • 26Wienroither
  • 4SpechtBooked at 20mins
  • 31Feldkamp
  • 9Naschenweng
  • 22LinderSubstituted forSteinertat 77'minutes
  • 33DongusSubstituted forHarschat 78'minutes
  • 7HagelSubstituted forDegenat 90+2'minutes
  • 29Brand
  • 16BillaSubstituted forLeimenstollat 78'minutes
  • 6De CaignySubstituted forCorleyat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Bühler
  • 10Corley
  • 11Kocsán
  • 14Degen
  • 17Harsch
  • 18Fühner
  • 19Steinert
  • 21Dick
  • 27Leimenstoll
  • 28von Schrader
Referee:
Stéphanie Frappart
Attendance:
808

Match Stats

Home TeamArsenal WomenAway TeamTSG 1899 Hoffenheim Ladies
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Arsenal Women 4, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Ladies 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Arsenal Women 4, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Ladies 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Stephanie Catley (Arsenal Women).

  4. Post update

    Franziska Harsch (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Ladies. Celina Degen replaces Chantal Hagel.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Jana Feldkamp.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Vanessa Leimenstoll (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Ladies) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Judith Steinert with a through ball.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Jule Brand.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Martina Tufekovic.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nikita Parris (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Caitlin Foord.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Arsenal Women 4, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Ladies 0. Leah Williamson (Arsenal Women) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Katie McCabe with a cross following a corner.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Judith Steinert.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Arsenal Women. Mana Iwabuchi replaces Jordan Nobbs.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Franziska Harsch.

  15. Post update

    Jule Brand (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Noëlle Maritz (Arsenal Women).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Ladies. Vanessa Leimenstoll replaces Nicole Billa.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Ladies. Franziska Harsch replaces Fabienne Dongus.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Ladies. Judith Steinert replaces Sarai Linder.

  20. Post update

    Hand ball by Chantal Hagel (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Ladies).

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Thursday 14th October 2021

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1VfL Wolfsburg Ladies21108354
2Chelsea Women21105414
3Juventus Femminile21014223
4Servette Women200208-80

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Paris Saint-Germain Féminines22007076
2Real Madrid Femenino22006066
3Zhytlobud-1 Women200206-60
4Breidablik Women200207-70

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona Femenino22006156
2Arsenal Women21015413
3TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Ladies21015413
4HB Køge Women200207-70

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lyon Féminines22008086
2FC Bayern München Ladies21104044
3Benfica Women201105-51
4BK Häcken Women200207-70
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