The official website for European football

Potsdam complete Rossiyanka stroll

Published: Thursday 22 March 2012, 15.16CET
FC Rossiyanka 0-3 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam (agg: 0-5)
Two strikes from Yuki Nagasato and a Tetyana Chorna own goal set up a semi-final with Olympique Lyonnais.
by Dmitri Rogovitsky
from Trud Stadion

This content is streamed in such a way that it is protected and available only in a Flash format. Your device seems not to be compatible with our Flash video player.

Published: Thursday 22 March 2012, 15.16CET

Potsdam complete Rossiyanka stroll

FC Rossiyanka 0-3 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam (agg: 0-5)
Two strikes from Yuki Nagasato and a Tetyana Chorna own goal set up a semi-final with Olympique Lyonnais.

Following a comfortable win at FC Rossiyanka, 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam will meet Olympique Lyonnais – their opponents in the last two UEFA Women's Champions League finals – in this season's last four.

Already 2-0 up, an own goal from Tetyana Chorna and a Yuki Nagasato strike doubled the German champions' advantage in the minutes leading up to half-time. There were to be no slip-ups after the break, with the Japanese international striker on target again with 13 minutes to go.

Rossiyanka coach Farid Benstiti brought in Chorna and Olga Petrova to the starting XI, but the hosts failed to stamp their authority in midfield. Bianca Schmidt's header tested Elvira Todua early on, and the goalkeeper had to get down to deny Genoveva Añonma in a one-on-one.

Sofia Jakobsson had a shot blocked by Alyssa Naeher at the other end, but Potsdam took the lead five minutes before the break with Chorna heading into her own net from a corner. With Rossiyanka reeling, Bernd Schröder's team pressed their advantage, Nagasato hitting her first in added time.

That took a lot of the sting out of the tie but Potsdam continued to dominate. Antonia Göransson shot against the bar while Todua was called on to fend away efforts from Nagasato and Babett Peter, before the former pounced on a goalkeeping error to make it 3-0.

Potsdam now meet Lyon for a third season in succession; they beat them in the 2010 final but lost the rematch in last season's decider.

Last updated: 12/11/12 18.01CET

Related information

Player profiles
Team profiles
Related match
  • SSI Err

http://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=1767459.html#potsdam+complete+rossiyanka+stroll

UEFA.com features

Sheridan taking the heat at APOEL
  • Sheridan taking the heat at APOEL
  • McGregor making his mark back at Celtic
  • Heat of the moment: Commentators' finest hours
  • Pick of the matchday two photos
  • Spain game evokes happy memories for Sweden
  • Košice and Liberec: Tale of the dugouts
  • Atlético's Filipe Luís to fill Cole's boots at Chelsea
  • Pick of the matchday one photos
  • England and Sweden set to renew rivalry
  • Brazil success just the start for Germany
1 of 10
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.