Scotland's current UEFA Women's Champions League representatives, Glasgow City
Europe's top women's clubs have been showcasing their talents in this annual competition since its inception as the UEFA Women's Cup in 2001/02, adopting its current moniker for 2009/10. It consists of a qualifying round followed by a knockout competition, culminating in a one-off final held in an appointed venue.
The competition kicks off at the end of the summer with the qualifying round, where four-team groups play round-robin fixtures in one venue. The section winners earn a place in the knockout stages, which starts in the round of 32, with all ties played over two legs until the final on the Thursday before the men's UEFA Champions League showpiece.
Glasgow City reached the last 16 of the competition in 2011 marking the furthest any Scottish side has travelled in the tournament.
The Scottish champions have progressed to the knock-out phase of the competition for the second year running in Season 2012, after topping a qualifying group that included Finnish champions PK-35 Vantaa and Croatian champions WFC Osijek.
Glasgow City now face Danish champions Fortuna Hjørring in the last 32, with the 1st leg taking place at Petershill Park, Glasgow on Wednesday 26 September 2012 (7pm kick-off). There will be a cash gate in operation, with entry priced at £5 for adults and £2 for children. Tickets are available from Greaves Sports retail outlets, Petershill Park or direct from Glasgow City FC (www.glasgowcityladiesfc.co.uk).
For more on the UEFA Women's Champions League click here.