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

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Manchester City look sure to progress from the last 32 of the Women’s Champions League because they scored five goals in the last 25 minutes to thrash Lugano 7-1 at the leg.
Georgia Stanway gave the English side a lead, but Kaela Dickerman levelled just before half time.
The penalty seconds after the restart of aoife Mannion put City in command.
Two Pauline Bremer targets sealed it.
City must have been out of sight before last season league runners-up equalised.
The post struck from close range and only shot wide while Weir struck a long-range effort against the crossbar.
However, a dogged Lugano side, with a strong American contingent, caught City on the break and they could even have gone when Sofia Pedrazzini’s shot was deflected again after a poor clearance by goalkeeper Ellie Roebuck.
When Mannion goalkeeper Kelsey Dossey along with her spot-kick following Lee Geum-min was hit at the box, but City were back facing after the restart.
Bremer lob after Steph Houghton pass finished the match for a competition, before slotting home the fourth, and Alana O’Neill turned indoors.
The fifth from Weir has been a serene attack after excellent control 12 metres out, and she hit the post a second later.
Beckie effort from the edge of the box beat five minutes before Scotland international Weir got her moment and Dossey together.
The only real downside for City was a concern over England forward Stanway who limped off while scoring the opening goal with been injured.

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