Chelsea and Glasgow City won their UWCL Round of 32 1st leg away ties, while Barcelona’s defeat in Kazakhstan was only lessened by Toni Duggan pulling a goal back.
UEFA Women’s Champions League Round of 32 results
BIIK-Kazygurt 3-1 Barcelona
Ryazan-VDV 0-1 Rosengård
Somatio Barcelona 0-2 Glasgow City
Sarajevo 0-5 Chelsea
Spartak Subotica 0-7 Bayern Munich
Kharkiv 1-6 Linköping
Avaldsnes 0-2 Lyon
Honka 0-1 Zürich
Thór/KA 0-1 Wolfsburg
Ajax 2-0 Sparta Praha
Fiorentina 2-0 Fortuna Hjorring
St.Pölten 1-4 Paris Saint-Germain
Juventus 2-2 Brøndby
Chelsea sunk hosts Sarajevo 5-0 after making a quick start with a sixth-minute Millie Bright goal. Drew Spence and Maria Thorisdottir added one each before the interval and in the final 3 minutes Ji So-Yun and Adelina Engman also got on the scoresheet.
Glasgow City return to Scotland with a two-goal lead from Cypriot side Somatio Barcelona, in a game which saw both captains sent off. Hayley Lauder scored just 3 minutes in, the hosts lost their skipper shortly before the break with Leanne Ross following for a second caution in 10 minutes. Leanne Crichton doubled the advantage with 7 minutes left.
Commenting on the match, City Head Coach Scott Booth said, “The team was incredibly professional in what was an extremely competitive game. At times I felt the opposition was over zealous in their challenges but our players kept their composure well. It is a fantastic result away from home in the Champions League however we all know that is it just half the job done.”
Toni Duggan got a possibly crucial away goal as Barcelona found themselves three goals down away to BIIK Kazygurt.
Lyon began their defence of the trophy with a 2-0 result in Norway against Avaldsnes, Amandine Henry and Amel Majri with second-half efforts.
Juventus rescued a draw in their home leg with Brøndby, Barabara Bonansea with her second goal 6 minutes from time.
Rosengård came away from Ryazan-VDV with a 1-0 lead thanks to a last-minute own-goal.
Just one goal in it at Finland’s Honka as well, where Zürich’s Martina Moser struck on the hour.
UEFA Women’s Player of the Year, Pernille Harder, was the sole scorer as last season’s beaten finalists Wolfsburg won on their travels to Thór/KA.
Ajax have a 2-0 lead to defend in Sparta Praha, likewise Fiorentina when they visit Fortuna Hjorring.
PSG posted a 4-1 victory at St.Pölten, while Linköping are almost out of reach following a 6-1 success in Kharkiv where Frida Maanum hit a hat-trick.
Bayern Munich are effectively through already due to their margin of victory at Spartak Subotica, Jill Roord bagging a first-half brace in a 7-0 win.
Fixtures for Thursday 13th September:
Gintra v Slavia Praha (3pm)
LSK v Zvezda 2005 (5pm)
Atlético Madrid v Manchester City (5.30pm)