#UWCL 1QR: Glasgow City go through on sudden-death penalties

Glasgow City players celebrate
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Glasgow City edged past Peamount United in the UEFA Women’s Champions League, while Linfield and Swansea City were knocked out.

Peamount goalkeeper Niamh Reid-Burke performed well throughout and denied Glasgow a late winner from both Mairead Fulton and Kirsty Howat. But it was City custodian Lee Alexander who ended up the hero, saving twice in the shoot-out, keeping out Lauryn O’Callaghan’s spot-kick to win the tie.

Swansea City went out 3-0 in Cyprus against Apollon. Behind after only 5 minutes to a Rio Hardy goal, Krystyns Freda’s penalty just before the break hit the woodwork and went in off keeper Gemma Border. Freda then completed the scoring inside the hour mark.

Apollon and Swansea City captains
Team captains Kyriaki Kynossidou and Alicia Powe greet each other prior to kick-off.

Anderlecht proved too much for Linfield to handle, the Northern Irish champions going down 8-0, as Laura Deneve, Sarah Wijnants, Tine de Caigny and Tessa Wullaert all scored twice.

Late drama as Turkey’s ALG Spor took an 118th-minute lead in Albania, only for Vllaznia to make it 3-3 two minutes into added time before going through on penalties.

Georgia’s Lanchkhuti came from behind to win after extra-time at Kazkhstan’s Okzhetpes, Khatia Chkonia with both their goals.

Natiya Pantsulaya notched a late nine-minute hat-trick as Ukraine’s Kharkiv thrashed Alaskkert of Armenia 9-0.

The second qualifying round draw will be made at 11am (UK time) on Friday 6 November, with the ten one-legged ties to be played on 18 & 19 November.

Anderlerct thrashed Linfield
Anderlecht’s Sarah Wijnants in a fight for the ball with Linfield’s Rebecca McKenna (PA Images)

UWCL 1st Qualifying Round results for 3/4 November

CSKA Moskova 2-0 FC Flora Tallinn
FC Minsk 3-0 Rīgas FS
ŽFK Spartak 4-0 Agarista-ȘS Anenii Noi
Pomurje 3-0 Breznica Pljevlja
WFC-2 Kharkiv 9-0 Alaskkert
Okzhetpes 1-2 (aet) Lanchkhuti
Valur 3-0 HJK Helsinki
Vålerenga 7-1 KÍ Klaksvík
Górnik Łęczna 4-1 ŽNK Split
Apollon Limassol 3-0 Swansea City
Gintra Universitetas 4-0 Slovan Bratislava
Ferencváros 6-1 Racing FC Union Luxembourg
St.Pölten 2-0 Mitrovica
NSA Sofia 3-1 Kamenica Sasa
Anderlecht 8-0 Linfield
Glasgow City 0-0 (aet) Peamount United (Glasgow City won 6-5 on pens)
PAOK 1-3 SL Benfica
Olimpia Cluj 2-1 Birkirkara
Vllaznia 3-3 (aet) ALG Spor (Vllaznia won 3-2 on pens)
SFK 2000 Sarajevo 4-0 Ramat Hasharon

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