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Carpenter's Lyon equal all-time Women's Champions League record

Ellie Carpenter in action for Lyon Source: Getty Images

Australian international defender Ellie Carpenter has found herself part of another piece of history as she helped European champions Lyon to a record-equalling 29th successive Women's Champions League match without defeat.

The full-back, who's become a key player with the all-conquering French champions as they seek to win the biggest prize in women's club football for a sixth straight year, did not have the busiest afternoon on Friday (AEDT) in Lyon's dominant 2-0 win over Danish side Brondby.

It was by far from their best performance as the champions squandered a host of chances amid 21 attempts on goal in the first half alone.

They eventually needed an injury-time settler to ensure they take a two-goal advantage to Denmark next week in the second leg of their last-16 clash.

English star Nikita Parris had headed in the opener on the half-hour mark for the seven-time winners but it was only in the 93rd minute that Melvine Malard notched the second - their 400th European goal - against a side who have only played once in the past five weeks.

The run of 29 undefeated matches is an all-time European club record, beating the men's Champions League record of 25 matches without defeat set by Manchester United between May 2007 and May 2009 and equalling Lyon women's own record set between 2010 and 2013.

Lyon's last defeat in any European club competition match came on home soil against Manchester City nearly four years ago.

Carpenter is not the only Australian international making a mark in the competition with her Matildas captain and teammate Sam Kerr having featured in 10-woman Chelsea's remarkable 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid in their last-16 first leg match on Thursday (AEDT).

Kerr had played a pivotal role, earning a penalty that was dispatched by Maren Mjelde and then setting up Fran Kirby for Chelsea's second.

Earlier on Thursday, Bayern Munich trounced Kazygurt, of Kazakhstan, 6-1 in their first leg tie for a 19th successive win in all tournaments this season as they seek to emulate their men's team as European champions.

Source AAP