Laëtitia Tonazzi spoke of her "fantastic joy" after her two goals helped FCF Juvisy Essonne edge past Torres in extra time to earn a UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-finals place. German contenders 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam and FCR 2001 Duisburg plus Sweden's Linköpings IFalso went through from the round of 16 on Wednesday; UEFA.com rounds up the reaction.
FCF Juvisy Essonne 2-2 Torres (agg: 4-3, aet)
Sandrine Mathivet, Juvisy coach
This match was far from easy, but we expected that, given the result of the first leg.
It's a great satisfaction, and a great pride, all the more when you look at the spirit of the players, even in extra time: nobody gave up anything. It's very positive for the squad, and for the club as a whole. Quarter-finals – this is getting close to the final. It's fantastic, because it's a new experience for Juvisy, even if some players have similar experience with the national team. But this is different, because in a club, we live together: it's the journey of a family. This is what makes the satisfaction of our campaign even greater.
Laëtitia Tonazzi, Juvisy forward
We expected them to attack, given the result of the first leg, so it's good we scored first. But they never had any doubts about their potential. It was a real fight, which is often the case between French and Italian teams. As for me, my first goal was lucky, but the second was the result of a good move. We are now awaiting the draw, but we don't have any preference: there are only big teams remaining. This competition is really a unique experience: cup matches with a special taste. Scoring in the European Cup is a fantastic joy.
Fortuna Hjørring 0-3 FCR 2001 Duisburg (agg: 2-7)
Flemming Nielsen, Fortuna coach
I think we had a good first half, putting in many dangerous corners and having several half-chances. Our main problem was losing too many challenges in midfield, and Duisburg won more headers than us. That put our defence under pressure. After their first goal we struggled a bit but still went for it. Duisburg scored a second goal just after the break and that punctured our chances and we lost the initiative. We had hoped to score an equaliser to open up the match but we failed and lost.
All in all we lost 7-2 to better opponents. Duisburg have a great team.
Martina Voss-Tecklenberg, Duisburg coach
They were difficult opponents and especially in midfield we struggled to gain control. Fortuna Hjørring managed to put us under pressure in the first 30 minutes and they had many dangerous corners. After we scored the 32nd-minute goal I believe we took control in the match and our heads were up. In the second half we went ahead 2-0 early on and that broke their morale and fighting spirit. Although both teams created good chances to score, we had the game under control.
SV Neulengbach 0-9 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam (agg: 0-16)
Bernd Schröder, Potsdam coach
I am satisfied, we have produced an advert for women's football in Austria. We played much better than in the first leg, there was a better structure to our game. We could have scored even more goals, but even so it was OK.
AC Sparta Praha 0-1 Linköpings FC (agg: 0-3)
Dušan Žovinec, Sparta coach
Linköping go through deservedly and I wish them well.
I think these games speak volumes about the experience of difficult matches in the Swedish league, we don't play these kind of games in the Czech Republic. Linköping controlled the game and were more dynamic, but I need to say that we kept things level for long periods, and this is a plus for us. Finally I can say that I am satisfied with the performance of my team in the Champions League overall and our goal of reaching the last 16 was achieved.
Jörgen Petersson, Linköping coach
Before the game we decided to go on the attack and try to kill off the match. We played very well in the first 20 minutes and had chances. Sparta played very hard and worked their way into the match and at the end of the first half they created chances. In the second half, Koss [Asllani] scored after a free-kick from Lollo [Fors]. The match went according to plan.
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