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Manchester City took their two-goal lead to Sweden where they faced Linkoping and maintained their record of never having lost away in Europe with a 5-3 win which takes them into the UEFA Women's Champions League semi finals for the second successive season.
The main damage was inflicted during the first half, as Jane Ross headed them into an early lead from a Demi Stokes cross, and they never looked back from that point.
Georgia Stanway doubled City's lead with a curling shot from the edge of the area and after Ross had had a goal disallowed for offside, young striker Stanway added to her growing reputation with a smart finish from a Melissa Lawley cross. As half time approached, Jennifer Beattie headed in the fourth from a corner to complete a stunning first half display.
Linkoping rallied after the break and two goals from Marija Banusic inside the opening fifteen minutes rekindled hopes of at least avoiding defeat on the night. Any hopes of that were firmly put away as Izzy Christiansen volleyed in City's fifth goal and although Tove Almqvist did salvage another for the home side, City can now look forward to a second successive appearance in the semi finals after a 7-3 aggregate victory.
For the second year in a row, City will be up against Olympique Lyonnais who won 1-0 away to Barcelona with a goal from Eugenie Le Sommer and completed a 3-1 aggregate success. City will host the first leg with the return in Lyon, whose side of course contains former City full back Lucy Bronze.
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