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Malmö hit back as Brøndby struggle through

Published: Thursday 6 October 2011, 22.00CET
WFC Malmö overturned a first-leg deficit against UPC Tavagnacco but things were anything but straightforward for two-time semi-finalists Brøndby IF as the round of 32 drew to a close.
Malmö hit back as Brøndby struggle through
Rayo's Natalia celebrates scoring against PK-35 Vantaa ©Rayo Vallecano de Madrid
Published: Thursday 6 October 2011, 22.00CET

Malmö hit back as Brøndby struggle through

WFC Malmö overturned a first-leg deficit against UPC Tavagnacco but things were anything but straightforward for two-time semi-finalists Brøndby IF as the round of 32 drew to a close.

WFC Malmö and Brøndby IF booked their places in the last 16 of the UEFA Women's Champions League in contrasting style as the six remaining round of 32 ties concluded.

Semi-finalists in their only previous European campaign eight years ago, Malmö last week lost 2-1 to Italian debutants UPC Tavagnacco but proved a different proposition on home soil. The 2010 Swedish title winners recorded a 5-0 victory thanks to two goals apiece from Manon Melis and Sara Gunnarsdóttir and one from Emma Wilhelmsson.

FC Rossiyanka set up an all-Russian encounter with FC Energiya Voronezh after completing a 3-0 aggregate defeat of FC Twente. Two goals up going into the home leg, Rossiyanka made their second-half pressure tell when Cristiane struck with three minutes left.

Another fascinating tie will be a rematch of last year's thriller between Arsenal LFC and Rayo Vallecano de Madrid following the Spanish side's 3-0 win against PK-35 Vantaa, which completed a 7-1 overall triumph. Göteborg FC, meanwhile, will be up against 2003 runners-up Fortuna Hjørring after the Swedish newcomers put seven unanswered second-leg goals past WFC Osijek, Sara Lindén and Jane Törnqvist scoring twice.

Glasgow City LFC await two-time winners 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam following the Scottish outfit's 3-0 victory at Valur Reykjavík. Lisa Evans, who scored in the 1-1 first-leg draw, was on target twice in the Icelandic capital to make Glasgow the only non seeds through.

Meanwhile, Brøndby survived a scare in eliminating Standard Fémina de Liège. Two goals to the good at kick-off, the Danish team were 3-1 up on the night by half-time of the home second leg, but conceded three times after the break as they held on for a 5-4 overall success.

Ten ties were completed on Wednesday, with holders Olympique Lyonnais and three-time champions 1. FFC Frankfurt among those who progressed.

Thursday results

Wednesday results

Round of 16 draw
(2/3 & 9/10 November)
1. FFC Frankfurt (GER) v Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA)
Olympique Lyonnais (FRA, holders) v AC Sparta Praha (CZE)
SV Neulengbach (AUT) v WFC Malmö (SWE)
Fortuna Hjørring (DEN) v Göteborg FC (SWE)
FC Energiya Voronezh (RUS) v FC Rossiyanka (RUS)
Rayo Vallecano de Madrid (ESP) v Arsenal LFC (ENG)
1. FFC Turbine Potsdam (GER) v Glasgow City LFC (SCO)
Brøndby IF (DEN) v ASD Torres CF (ITA)

Last updated: 07/10/11 17.57CET

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