#UWCL Round of 32: Man City Women enjoy six-goal second half

Manchester City's Pauline Bremer
Pauline Bremer’s brace helped build a big lead for Manchester City. (Photo: Colin Shorrock for The FA)

Manchester City won 7-1 at Lugano in the UEFA Women’s Champions League Round of 32 1st leg, while Arsenal brought home a 4-0 advantage over Fiorentina.

UWCL results for Thursday 12 September

Fiorentina 0-4 Arsenal
Anderlecht 1-1 BIIK-Kazygurt
ŽFK Spartak 2-3 Atlético Madrid
Lugano 1-7 Manchester City
Braga 0-7 Paris Saint-Germain

Six second-half goals saw Manchester City storm to a 7-1 scoreline at Swiss side Lugano. Georgia Stanway’s opener was cancelled out by the break through Kaela Lee Dickerman but Aoife Mannion restored the lead from the spot 3 minutes after the restart and a Pauline Bremer brace put City in command. Further goals in the form of a Caroline Weir brace and Janine Beckie effort surely seal City’s spot in the last sixteen.

Vivianne Miedema had given the Gunners an away goal in Fiorentina after 18 minutes with the assist by Kim Little. It was 2-0 on 32 minutes as Miedema returned the favour. Two goals in a four-minute spell early in the second-half look to have already sealed the tie for Arsenal, as Miedema got her second and Beth Mead delivered for Lisa Evans to make it 4-0.

Anderlecht had to settle for a 1-1 draw at home to BIIK-Kazygurt after having half-time sub Laura Rus receive two cautions. Alina Litvinenko gave the visitors the lead with a penalty before Britt Vanhamel equalised on 71 minutes.

Atlético Madrid twice lost the lead at Spartak Subotica but eventually clinched victory with Virginia Torrecilla’s 90th-minute effort.

PSG are as good as through following a 7-0 win in Braga, where Marie-Antoinette Katoto’s early penalty set her on the way to a hat-trick and substitute Jordyn Huitema scored twice deep into added time.

All second leg ties take place on 25 or 26 September.

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