#UWCL: Manchester City Women bow out to Atlético again

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Manchester City’s UEFA Women’s Champions League campaign was ended for the second successive season with a narrow defeat to Atlético Madrid.

UWCL Round of 16 2nd Leg 

FC Minsk 1-3 Barcelona (Agg: 1-8)
Lyon 7-0 Fortuna Hjørring (Agg: 11-0)
Bayern Munich 2-0 BIIK-Kazygurt (Agg: 7-0)
Twente 0-1 Wolfsburg (Agg: 0-7)
Atlético Madrid 2-1 Manchester City (Agg: 3-2)

Atlético Madrid took the lead over Manchester City five minutes before the break with Ludmila’s effort going in off Steph Houghton. Angela Sosa doubled their advantage midway through the second half on the rebound from an Ellie Roebuck save. Janine Beckie headed against the bar and substitute Pauline Bremer’s goal 2 minutes from time from a Megan Campbell long throw gave Nick Cushing’s team some late hope.

Barcelona were first through to the last eight, coming from behind for a 3-1 win in Minsk and 8-1 victory over the two legs. Emueje Ogbiagbevha scored on the hour but Alexia Putellas, Mariona Caldentey and substitute Patricia Guijarro replied for the visitors.

Holders, Lyon netted five second-half goals in a 7-0 result over Fortuna Hjørring which put them through 11-0 overall. Ada Hegerberg bagged a brace and in so doing broke the UWCL goalscoring record held by Anja Mittag, registering 53 times in 50 appearances. There was also one goal apiece for Eugenie Le Sommer, Griedge M’Bock Bathy, Kadeisha Buchanan plus subs Jéssica Silva and Nikita Parris.

Bayern Munich were restricted to a 2-0 win on the night by BIIK-Kazygurt but a 7-0 aggregate loss. Carina Wenninger got both goals for the home side.

Wolfsburg got the only goal away to FC Twente to also progress 7-0. Anna Blässe was the one on target while the Dutch side’s Danique Ypema was shown a straight red card in the latter stages.

Fixtures for 31 October

Paris Saint-Germain (4-0) Breidablik
Glasgow City (2-0) Brøndby
Arsenal (5-2) Slavia Praha

Both the quarter-final and semi-final draws will be made on 8 November, with last eight ties scheduled for 24/25 March & 1/2 April 2020.

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