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.
Looks better with every watch! 😍
— Man City Women (@ManCityWomen) September 12, 2019
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.