Women’s Champions League: Manchester CIty held at home but Arsenal set for quarter-finals

Vivianne Miedema scored four for the Gunners, while Glasgow City also secured an away win

Thursday 17 October 2019 07:43
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Manchester City were held at home by Atletico Madrid
Manchester City were held at home by Atletico Madrid

Charlyn Corral netted a late away goal as Manchester City were held to a 1-1 draw by Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Women’s Champions League last-16 tie.

Having had the frame of their goal struck by Elena Linari early on, City – who lost 3-1 on aggregate to Atletico in the round of 32 last season – took a 13th-minute lead at the Academy Stadium when Janine Beckie fired into the top corner.

The visitors, with England and ex-City player Toni Duggan in their team, subsequently hit back via Corral in the 81st minute.

Arsenal look bound for the quarter-finals after a 5-2 triumph at Slavia Prague in which Vivianne Miedema scored four times.

Miedema registered a first-half hat-trick to put Arsenal 3-0 up, netting in the 24th, 26th and 39th minutes, before adding her fourth seven minutes into the second half.

Kim Little boosted the advantage further with a penalty six minutes later, before goals for the hosts from Katerina Svitkova in the 71st minute and Mia Persson late on.

Glasgow City also produced an away victory, winning 2-0 at Brondby thanks to two own goals.

The Scots grabbed the lead in the opening minute of the contest as Sam Kerr’s shot was diverted in by defender Emilie Henriksen.

Toni Duggan was included in the Atletico side that drew 1-1 with former club Manchester City

And goalkeeper Katrine Abel then fumbled a free-kick by Leanne Ross into her own net on the hour mark.

The away side had almost scored an own goal themselves seven minutes earlier, with Eilish McSorley’s header coming off the bar, and after the second goal Brondby hit the bar again through Nanna Christiansen.

Manchester City’s second leg will be played on October 30, with Arsenal and Glasgow City’s taking place 24 hours later.

PA

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