Arsenal 8 Slavia Prague 0 (13-2 on agg)
PUBLISHED: 08:56 01 November 2019 | UPDATED: 11:28 02 November 2019
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Dutch duo Danielle van de Donk and Vivianne Miedema each hit hat-tricks as Arsenal cruised into the Champions League quarter-finals with an 8-0 win over Slavia Prague.
Arsenal coach Joe Montemurro made a number of changes to his line-up but his side were relentless as they sealed a 13-2 aggregate success following their 5-2 win in the Czech capital two weeks ago.
Van de Donk opened the scoring in the 21st minute and just three minutes later Kim Little doubled Arsenal's lead from the spot after Beth Mead was fouled in the box.
Jill Roord made it 3-0 just past the half-hour mark and Miedema got on the scoresheet in first-half injury time when she pounced on a poor back-pass to score her first of the night.
Van de Donk completed her hat-trick with two more goals early in the second half, then it was Miedema's turn to follow suit with a late brace including an 86th-minute header to complete the scoring.
Louise Quinn praised the pair for their influence on the tie, telling arsenal.com: "They're working hard for everyone and every day in training, they've got the natural ability but they work so hard.
"We as a team work hard as well and we work hard to create the openings for them and they always produce. They're quality.
"Everyone in the team has fantastic movement and they can open gaps which we know will be filled and then we can create space.
"It really is great to have those optioons and know you can give the ball to anyone in this team and they're going to create something or just keep the ball and manage the game.
"It just shows there is massive depth in the squad, from everywhere, so everyone appreciates each other and the work we put in.
"From our point of view it's a perfect performance especially keeping the clean sheet, we were disappointed about conceding two goals in the first leg.
"For us it was just to manage the game. At the same time anything goes, anything can happen and you know they have a lot experience in the Champions League, I would say more than us.
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"For us it was just to manage it from the back and keep everything tidy, not conceding and just let the girls score the goals."
Arsenal return to Barclays WSL action on Sunday when they visit Brighton, starting at 2pm.
Glasgow City held their nerve to beat Brondby on penalties and join Arsenal in the quarter-finals.
First-half goals from Nanna Christiansen and Frederikke Lindhardt helped the visitors cancel out Glasgow's 2-0 victory in Denmark a fortnight ago.
A superb performance from Glasgow keeper Lee Alexander kept them in the tie and she performed more heroics in the resulting shoot-out, saving twice before Jo Love stepped up to fire home the decisive spot-kick.
*Arsenal's Vivianne Miedema and Danielle Van De Donk have been nominated for the WSL Player of the Month award for October.
Miedema scored the only goal of last Sunday's game with Manchester City and has two goals and three assists to her name as her Dutch teammate Van De Donk has three goals to her name.
Last month's winner and former Arsenal forward Chloe Kelly, now at Everton, and the league's current topscorer has also been nominated for the award alongside Kerys Harrop of Birmingham City and Manchester United's Kirsty Hanson.
Joe Montemurro has been nominated for the WSL manager of the month alongside Chelsea's Emma Hayes and Manchester United's Casey Stoney.
Arsenal have picked up three points from their last two League games as they fell to their first defeat of the season at Chelsea before a crucial victory over Manchester City.
Overall Montemurro has led his side to three wins out of four in October as the Gunners also saw off Slavia Prague in the Champions League and Charlton in the Continental Cup.
Manchester United won both their games as they overcame the challenges from Tottenham Hotspur and Reading 3-0 and 2-0 respectively.
As for Hayes Chelsea they also picked up maximum points as they saw off Arsenal 2-1 coming from behind in the process as well as beating West Ham 3-1 on Sunday to go top of the table.
Voting closes at 12pm on Monday November 4 on the FA website.
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