Birkirkara paired once again with FK Breznica in UEFA Women’s Champions League

Birkirkara were drawn once again with FK Breznica of Montenegro in the semi-final of Group 4 of Round 1 of the UEFA Women’s Champions League 2024/25. The draw was held in Nyon on Friday.

The winner will then face the winner of the clash between RSC Anderlecht (BEL) and ŽFK Crvena zvezda (SRB) in the final. The mini-tournament will be played in Malta with the semi-finals scheduled for September 4 and the finals for September 7.

Last season, Birkirkara defeated FK Breznica 1-0 in the semi-final, losing to FC Zurich in the final.

Founded in 2013, FK Breznica won the last nine titles in Montenegro.

Round 1 is one of two rounds before the 16-team group stage, which starts in October. It is split into two paths: the champions path and the league path. In both paths, round 1 will consist of two stages, each of one-off knockout matches played in single-venue mini-tournaments with semi-finals on 4 September and finals/third-place play-offs on 7 September.

The winners of each final (11 in champions path, four in league path) will progress to round 2, which will decide the 12 teams joining holders Barcelona, Lyon, Bayern and Chelsea in the group stage.

Champions path:

Group 1 (hosts: SFK 2000 Sarajevo)

SFK 2000 Sarajevo (BIH) vs KÍ Klaksvík (FRO)
SL Benfica (POR) vs FC Nordsjælland (DEN)

Group 2 (hosts: WFC Lanchkhuti)

KFF Vllaznia (ALB) vs WFC Lanchkhuti (GEO)
SKN St. Pölten (AUT) vs Neftçi PFC (AZE)

Group 3 (hosts: FC Gintra)

KuPS Kuopio (FIN) vs Celtic FC Women (SCO)
FC Gintra (LTU) vs Agarista CSF Anenii Noi 2020 (MDA)

Group 4 (hosts: Birkirkara FC)

FK Breznica (MNE) vs Birkirkara FC (MLT)
RSC Anderlecht (BEL) vs ŽFK Crvena zvezda (SRB)

Group 5 (hosts: FC Twente)

FC Twente (NED) vs Cardiff City FC Women (WAL)
Valur (ISL) vs ŽFK Ljuboten (MKD)

Group 6 (hosts: Apollon Ladies FC)

Apollon Ladies FC (CYP) vs Pyunik Women (ARM)
ŽNK Mura (SVN) vs Glentoran Women (NIR)

Group 7 (hosts: Pogoń Szczecin)

A.C. PAOK (GRE) vs F.C. Qiryat Gat (ISR)
Servette FC Chênois Féminin (SUI) vs Pogoń Szczecin (POL)

Group 8 (hosts: Racing FC Union Luxembourg)

WFC BIIK-Shymkent (KAZ) vs FC NSA Sofia (BUL)
Racing FC Union Luxembourg (LUX) vs Galatasaray A.Ş. (TUR)

Group 9 (hosts: ŽNK Osijek)

ŽNK Osijek (CRO) vs Spartak Myjava (SVK)
FC Dinamo-BSUPC (BLR) vs Peamount United (IRL)

Group 10 (hosts: Ferencvárosi TC)

Ferencvárosi TC (HUN) vs Tallinna FC Flora (EST)
FC Vorskla Poltava (UKR) vs RFS Women (LVA)

Group 11 (hosts: FCV Farul Constanta)

KFF Mitrovica (KOS) vs FCV Farul Constanta (ROU)

Vålerenga Fotball (NOR) vs Mitrovica / Farul Constanta

Enter in round 2:

Slavia Praha (CZE)
AS Roma (ITA)
Hammarby IF (SWE)

League path:

Group 1 (hosts: Brøndby IF)

Brøndby IF (DEN) vs ACF Fiorentina (ITA)
AFC Ajax (NED) vs FC Kolos Kovalivka (UKR)

Group 2 (hosts: Linköping FC)

AC Sparta Praha (CZE) vs Linköping FC (SWE)
Paris FC (FRA) vs First Vienna FC 1894 (AUT)

Group 3 (hosts: Arsenal Women FC)

Arsenal Women FC (ENG) vs Rangers LFC (SCO)
Club Atlético de Madrid (ESP) vs Rosenborg BK (NOR)

Group 4 (hosts: Breidablik)

FC Minsk (BLR) vs Breidablik (ISL)
Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) vs Sporting CP (POR)

Enter in round 2

Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
VfL Wolfsburg (GER)
Real Madrid CF (ESP)
Manchester City Women (ENG)
Juventus (ITA)
BK Häcken FF (SWE)