Most of Europe's top women's leagues have ground to a temporary halt with many players joining up with their respective national teams for the Women's Olympic Football Tournament in London later this month. However, while the English and Swedish leagues contested their final fixtures for the time being, the action in Finland is just hotting up. rounds up the latest women's domestic news from around the continent.

Sweden: Brazilians steal the show

Brazilian superstar Marta signed off for the summer in fine form with two goals in Tyreso FF's 3-1 win against Kopparbergs/Goteborgs FC. Goteborgs had gone in front through Sara Linden, but Marta levelled proceedings before her compatriot Elaine made it 2-1 shortly after the break. Marta then added her second and Tyreso's third a quarter of an hour from the end.

Reigning champions LdB Malmo had a somewhat more difficult afternoon's work against tenth-placed KIF Orebro. The hosts went in front thanks to Emma Wilhelmsson's second-minute opener, but Elin Magnusson soon made it 1-1. Fortunately for Malmo, a foul on Anja Mittag resulted in a penalty which Mittag herself converted to secure the three points.

Vittsjo GIK go into the summer break in third place following another performance which suggested their promotion from the second tier last season was no coincidence. American forward Danesha Adams' strike proved decisive in a 1-0 victory against Jitex BK.

Top three: Tyreso FF (28), LdB FC Malmo (27), Vittsjo GIK (25)

England: Arsenal remain on course
Arsenal LFC went into the summer break in top spot after beating Chelsea LFC 4-2 to extend their lead over Birmingham City to eight points. Kim Little (2) and Kelly Smith (2) provided the goals in the Gunners' sixth win of the season.

At the other end of the table, Liverpool LFC showed great spirit to fight back from two goals down and salvage a draw against Lincoln. After hauling themselves level the Reds once again fell behind to a penalty, only for Chloe Jones to convert another spot kick in the dying seconds and save a point.

"Unfortunately they scored after two minutes and again after 14," said Liverpool coach Andy Williams. "By the time we got ourselves organised there were 75 minutes to go, but we were 2-0 down. But we showed we can play. To score in the 94th minute was a fantastic feeling. The girls showed fantastic character."

Top three: Arsenal LFC (19), Birmingham City LFC, Bristol Academy WFC (both 11)

Finland: PK-35 Vantaa set to defend title
In Finland's Naisten Liiga, the ten top-flight teams play one another three times during the course of the season, with the champions qualifying for the UEFA Women's Champions League. Titleholders PK-35 Vantaa currently look set to defend their title having already racked up 11 victories from their 13 games so far, although the league leaders were beaten 1-0 by Pallokissat Kuopio on Saturday.

Four points behind Vantaa in second are Aland United, who missed the chance to close the gap at the top after a goalless draw against HJK Helsinki.

Top three: PK-35 Vantaa (33), Aland United (29), FC Honka Espoo (26)