Arsenal have comfortable 4-0 defeat FC Okzhetpes in their UEFA Women’s Champions League semi-final first-leg tie in Moscow on Wednesday afternoon.
The Gunners are made perfect start to the game at the Sapsan Arena stadium and they took the lead after just 11 minutes when Iwabuchi netted her first in Arsenal shirt from close range.
Jonas Eidevall’s side’s were awarded a spot-kick seven minutes later when full-back Aidana Kuztay fouled Vivianne Miedema in the box. Little stepped up to take the spot kick and she made no mistake from 12 yards.
The Gunners had opportunities to extend their lead as the first half went on but Miedema, Parris, Simone Boye Sørensen and Frida Maanum were all guilty of some wayward finishing.
The north London club should have been 3-0 up early in the second half but Little could only find the side-netting before substitute Caitlin Foord was denied by FC Okhetpes keeper Aitaj Sharifova when one-on-one.
A third goal did eventually arrive moments later through Beth Mead who tapped home a low cross from Parris.
Parris soon turned provider to goalscorer when she neatly placed a shot into the far corner of the FC Okhetpes before Anna Patten saw an effort pushed onto the post at the death.
The Gunners’ reward for their comprehensive victory is a Round 1 final tie against either PSV Eindhoven or Lokomotiv Moscow at the same venue on Saturday.