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Imperious Apollon score 21, Zürich first through

Published: Monday 13 August 2012, 23.37CET
On a day of high drama Apollon Limassol LFC came of age with a record 21-0 win against KS Ada Velipoje while FC Zürich became the first club to confirm their place in the last 32.
Imperious Apollon score 21, Zürich first through
Olimpia Cluj's Cosmina Duşa in action against Glentoran Belfast United ©Domenic Aquilina
Published: Monday 13 August 2012, 23.37CET

Imperious Apollon score 21, Zürich first through

On a day of high drama Apollon Limassol LFC came of age with a record 21-0 win against KS Ada Velipoje while FC Zürich became the first club to confirm their place in the last 32.

The UEFA Women's Champions League qualifying round continues to produce sensational results, not least Apollon Limassol LFC's 21-0 humbling of KS Ada Velipoje, the biggest win in their European history, on matchday two. Glasgow City LFC were the other side to hit double figures as 12 teams maintained their 100% starts and FC Zürich booked their place in the knockout stage.

The group winners and two runners-up with the best records against the clubs first and third in their section will join the 22 top-ranked sides, including holders Olympique Lyonnais, in the round of 32 draw.

Group 1
A pair of second-half goals from Inka Grings helped Zürich to a 4-0 victory against Ataşehir Belediyespor and a place in the knockout stage. The Swiss team are three points clear of their opponents and ŽNK Pomurje Beltinci, whom they beat on Saturday, and so cannot be overhauled at the summit. Hat-tricks from Kaja Eržen and Mateja Zver inspired Pomurje Beltinci to a 9-1 success against FK Gintra Universitetas.

Group 2
Alina Litvinenko and Emueje Ogbiagbevha scored either side of half-time to cement BIIK Shymkent's position atop the standings at the expense of Spartak Jaffa, who struck the woodwork three times in a 2-0 reverse. Third-placed FC NSA Sofia also triumphed, overcoming eliminated Pärnu JK by the same scoreline courtesy of first-half efforts from Valentina Gospodinova and Evdokiya Popadiynova.

Group 3
Comprehensive winners on matchday one, CFF Olimpia Cluj were given a sterner examination by Glentoran Belfast United. However, the Romanian champions drew on their experience to record a 4-2 victory. SU 1° Dezembro, who also have maximum points, remain hot on their heels, Andreia Silvia's 17th-minute opener enough to beat Birkirkara FC. The top two meet in a winner-takes-all encounter on Thursday.

Group 4
Polish pacesetters RTP Unia Racibórz produced another impressive performance, cruising to a 7-1 success against Montenegrin debutants Ekonomist. Forward Chinasa was in full flow, notching a second consecutive hat-trick, although coach Remigiusz Trawiński is still striving for perfection, saying: "We could have performed better after the break." Three points back, ŠK Slovan Bratislava staged a spirited comeback to prevail 3-2 against FC Bobruichanka.

Group 5
Five-goal victors on Saturday, Israel's ASA Tel-Aviv FC were given a taste of their own medicine by Peamount United, who condemned them to an identical 5-0 defeat. Both teams stay three points behind WFC SFK 2000 Sarajevo, who tightened their grip at the summit courtesy of Amela Kršo's 57th-minute winner against Welsh outfit UWIC LFC.

Group 6
Apollon Limassol sent out an ominous warning with a sensational 21-0 thrashing of Ada Velipoje, who bow out having leaked 35 goals in their opening two games. Laura Rus top-scored with five as the Cypriot side assumed pole position ahead of WFC Kharkiv – who came from behind to beat KÍ Klaksvík 2-1 – on goal difference going into their matchday three meeting.

Group 7
Buoyed by Saturday's five-star showing, MTK Hungária FC were in no mood to relent, consigning ZFK Nase Taksi-SNT 2010 to a 7-0 loss. Meanwhile, Elena Dimitrijević scored four as second-placed FC PAOK Thessaloniki stormed to a 8-0 victory over Latvian outfit SKONTO FK. The front two, both on six points, face each other on Thursday.

Group 8
A hat-trick from Glasgow City LFC's Katharina Lindner shaped an 11-0 triumph over FC Noroc Nimoreni and ensured the Scottish club climbed to the peak. PK-35 Vantaa also maintained their 100% record, overcoming Croatian team WFC Osijek 3-1. 

Last updated: 14/08/12 13.39CET

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