Manchester City came from behind to beat Lillestrøm 2-1 on the night and 7-1 on aggregate to reach the UWCL quarter-finals, but their victory was marred by Megan Campbell being stretchered off.
Thursday 16th November
UEFA WOMEN’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
ROUND OF 16, 2ND LEG
Manchester City 2-1 Lillestrøm (Agg: 7-1)
Slavia Praha 0-0 Stjarnan (Slavia Praha won 2-1 on aggregate)
Parris goal and assist ensures City progress
Izzy Christiansen and Nikita Parris were on target as Manchester City beat Lillestrøm, the winner coming after Nick Cushing’s side had lost Megan Campbell to injury.
Steph Houghton thought she had the ball over the goal-line early on but in was LSK who took the lead on the break, Marte Berget slotting home passed the outstretched leg of goalkeeper Ellie Roebuck.
Man City drew level just 43 seconds after the interval, Christiansen curling home the through-ball from Nikita Parris.
There was a lengthy stoppage following a challenge on City’s Megan Campbell, who was eventually stretchered off to a standing ovation.
Roebuck tipped Synne Skinnes Hansen’s effort onto the bar before City went ahead on 72 minutes, Melissa Lawley cutting back for Parris to finish.
City’s keeper turned an Emilie Haavi strike over the top, with Jill Scott denied at the other end by a good stop from Cecilie Fiskerstrand.
Slavia hold onto first leg lead
Slavia Praha’s 2-1 win in Iceland over Stjarnan proved to be just enough to go through, as the pair played out a goalless second leg in the Czech Republic.
Gemma Fay made a number of saves to keep Stjarnan in the tie but they could not find the breakthrough at the other end.
The quarter-final and semi-final draws are being made on Friday 24th November, with the other sides in the hat being Barcelona, Linköping, Montpellier, Lyon, Chelsea and Wolfsburg.