Big hitters ready as Women’s Champions League reaches business end

Manchester City were knocked out in the round of 16 last season but Ellie Roebuck tells Nicola Kenton how their summer recruitment could have them set for glory this time around

Tuesday 08 December 2020 16:42
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Manchester City are in action in the knockout stages of the Women’s Champions League
Manchester City are in action in the knockout stages of the Women’s Champions League

Manchester City goalkeeper Ellie Roebuck believes her side’s recruitment over the summer will stand them in good stead in their bid for Women’s Champions League glory this season.

City were knocked out in the round of 16 in last season’s European campaign, losing 3-2 on aggregate to Atletico Madrid - who also beat them in 2018/19 at the last 32 stage.

Their best runs came in the 2016/17 and 2017/18 editions of the tournament when City reached the semi-final stages, losing to eventual winners Lyon both times.

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