The club from Lillestrom have won the Norwegian league title seven times, most recently in 2019. That was the sixth year in a row in which they had claimed the crown and in each of those years – apart from 2017 – they also lifted the cup. Coach Hege Riise’s side saw off FC Minsk in the round of 32. The She-Wolves have a former LSK player in their ranks in Norway international Ingrid Engen, who moved to Germany in 2019.
“Will be a challenge”
Ralf Kellermann, VfL Women sporting director, said: “Playing against Ingrid Engen’s former club will be a challenge, as it always is against the top Scandinavian teams. But obviously we’ll go into the tie with the clear target of beating LSK and progressing to the quarter-finals.”