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 Women's Football UEFA Women's Champions League - 14 Sep 2018
 
It was a good week for the British clubs in the UEFA Women's Champions League as two recorded victories and the other side drew in the first leg of their respective Round of 32 ties.
 
Due to all three being seeded for the draw, they each played the first leg away from home and all are in a strong position going into the return match in two weeks time.
 
Chelsea's quest to at least match last season's achievement of reaching the semi finals has got off to a good start after they won 5-0 away to SFK 2000 Sarajevo.
 
Millie Bright got things going for Emma Hayes' side as she gave them an early lead with a 30-yard strike, before Drew Spence added the second from a corner and Maria Thorisdottir put them further ahead going into half time.
 
Chelsea could have gone further ahead during the second half but Fran Kirby saw her penalty saved by Envera Hasanbegovic. This did not deter her side though and Ji So-Yun made if four with four minutes left, thanks to a shot from the edge of the area which found the top corner. Adelina Engman broke through to round off the scoring with the final goal and make the second leg, in a fortnight's time, something of a formality.
 
Glasgow City recorded their first away leg knockout win in the UEFA Women's Champions League since 2011 after two goals from Hayley Lauder and Leanne Crichton ensured an important win for Scott Booth's side over Somatio Barcelona of Cyprus, with the return leg only two weeks away.
 
City started on the front foot and got off to the perfect start when Lauder diverted home Abbi Grant's cross after only three minutes. Grant, named Scottish Building Society Player of the Month for August before kick off, showed her great form throughout the ninety minutes and was a thorn in the hosts side for the majority of the match.
 
Somatio came back into the match and City had to defend well, but always looked the more dangerous and had a Kirsty Howat goal harshly ruled offside and hit the woodwork twice before Leanne Crichton popped up with a bullet header in the closing minutes to give a two goal cushion ahead of the return leg at Petershill Park.
 
For the second leg, both teams will have to play without their captains, as Rita Akkafou for the hosts was sent packing for two yellows and City's Leanne Ross, booked for a challenge, then was shown a second yellow minutes later for taking a free kick before the referees whistle. It was a very harsh booking for Ross and she will be a big miss for the home side for the return leg.
 
The return leg will take place on Thursday 27th September at Petershill Park, Glasgow. Tickets are currently on sale and priced £10 adults and £5 U16s and can be purchased via www.glasgowcityfc.co.uk.
 
Manchester City have got to the last four in each of the last two seasons and were handed a difficult draw this time around against Spanish side Atletico Madrid.
 
Things started well for City as Gemma Bonner headed in her first goal for the club from Caroline Weir's corner, giving her side a valuable away goal in the process.
 
Atletico reacted to the early setback by pressing forward and almost equalised on the stroke of half time when Tessa Wullaert cleared off the line from Elena Linari. Karen Bardsley was in fine form in goal to help keep her side in front but she could do nothing a minute from time when Kanti Robles' deflected effort looped over to make the final score 1-1.
 
There was other British interest and they had mixed fortunes. Toni Duggan scored for Barcelona but it was a consolation as they were beaten 3-1 by BIIK-Kazygurt. Eniola Aluko and Lianne Sanderson saw their Juventus side held to a 2-2 draw by Brondby but there was better news for Lucy Bronze and Izzy Christiansen who both appeared in Lyon's 2-0 win away to Avaldsnes and Lana Clelland helped Fiorentina beat Fortuna Hjorring 2-0.
 

 
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