Women’s Champions League: Manchester City thrash Lugano 7-1 in last 32 first leg

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Manchester City seem certain to advance from the last 32 of this Women’s Champions League because they scored five goals in the final 25 minutes to thrash Lugano 7-1 at the first leg.
Kaela Dickerman levelled before half time, although georgia Stanway gave a 25th-minute direct to the British side.
The penalty minutes after the restart of aoife Mannion place City in control.
Two Pauline Bremer goals, also one from Janine Beckie in the closing stages and two in Caroline Weir sealed it.
City must have been out of sight until last season league runners-up equalised.
While Weir struck the crossbar with a long-time effort the post struck from close range and shot wide after rounding the goalkeeper.
However, a Lugano facet, using a strong contingent, caught City about the break to make it 1-1, when Sofia Pedrazzini’s shot was deflected again after a poor clearance by goalkeeper Ellie Roebuck, and they could have gone.
When Mannion goalkeeper Kelsey Dossey along with her spot-kick after Lee Geum-min was hit at the box, but City were back before after the restart.
Bremer lob following Steph Houghton pass ended the game before slotting home the fourth, along with Alana O’Neill ahead turned indoors.
The fifth from Weir had been a calm attack after excellent control 12 metres out, and she struck the post a second later.
Beckie’s low effort from the edge of the box overcome Dossey at her near post with five minutes left before Scotland Weir obtained her moment.
The only real downside for City was a concern over England forward Stanway who siphoned away while scoring the opening goal, with been hurt.

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