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Champions League holders, Lyon, shocked by Arsenal's impressive performance.

The 2022/23 UEFA Women's Champions League group stage got under way on 19 October, which saw The Gunners find the net five times, whilst Lyon struck the ball past Manuela Zinsberger once.

Stade des Lumières hosted this exciting fixture, with two goals for Arsenal in the first 22 minutes.

Caitlin Foord set the tone for the rest of the game, after an early goal in the 13th minute, as well as another around the hour mark. Beth Mead, recently announced runner-up for the Ballon d’Or, did what she does best and extended Arsenal’s lead by two goals. Frida Maanum also found her name on the scoresheet.

A goal domination by the Red Army created Lyon’s second loss in their last 83 home games, as well as the first time since 2005 that the European Champions have conceded five goals.

The eight-time European Champions did reveal their great attacking stance, with greater possession and shots on target, but Zinsberger formed a solid wall in the goal.

Vivianne Miedema became yet again a crucial player for Arsenal during this European Campaign, as she secured them the win in the qualifying stage against Ajax, which allowed them to maintain their winning streak in this match.

Jonas Eidevall’s side look extremely comfortable going into the next Champions League and Women’s Super League games.

Thursday 27th October will witness Kim Little’s squad against Zurich in their next group stage game at the Emirates Stadium.

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