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Last Updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2007, 22:46 GMT
Lyon 0-0 Arsenal
By Tony Leighton

Women's Uefa Cup
Arsenal have high hopes of reaching the last four of the Uefa Women's Cup after a 0-0 draw at Olympique Lyonnais in the first leg of their quarter-final.

In front of a 5,000 crowd at the Stade Gerland, the Cup holders had the better of the first half.

Kelly Smith hit the bar from long range and Jayne Ludlow had a header cleared off the line.

The home side were better after the break, though, and Hoda Lattaf shot narrowly over the bar in stoppage time.

Arsenal's assistant manager Emma Hayes said: "We had the better chances, especially in the first half, but the second half was more even.

"We felt we should have had a penalty when Julie Fleeting was brought down inside the box and all we got was a free-kick on the edge of the area.

"But Lyon went very close through Lattaf right at the death, and on the whole I reckon this was a good result for us against a very good side.

"In front of our home crowd next week, we'll be more attacking and hopefully we can get the win that will take us into the semis."

Lyon coach Farid Benstiti said: "Arsenal deserved to win on their first half display, but we did on the second - we will now have to try our chances in London."

The second leg is set for next Wednesday, 21 November, at Arsenal's home ground Boreham Wood FC.

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