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Potsdam cruise in Hungary, Konak in front

Published: Thursday 10 October 2013, 21.52CET
Former winners 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam eased to a 5-0 success on a day when FCR Malmö, SV Neulengbach and debutants Konak Belediyesi also recorded victories.
Potsdam cruise in Hungary, Konak in front
Konak celebrate one of their two goals against Unia ©TFF
Published: Thursday 10 October 2013, 21.52CET

Potsdam cruise in Hungary, Konak in front

Former winners 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam eased to a 5-0 success on a day when FCR Malmö, SV Neulengbach and debutants Konak Belediyesi also recorded victories.

Two-time winners 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam recorded the biggest victory, a 5-0 away triumph over MTK Hungária FC, as the last UEFA Women's Champions League round of 32 first legs were played out.

The German outfit threatened to rival holders VfL Wolfsburg – who scored 14 without reply on Wednesday against Estonia's Pärnu JK – when they raced into a four-goal lead inside 34 minutes, only to ease up after the break. 

FCR Malmö and SV Neulengbach also prevailed on their travels, while Konak Belediyesi continued their impressive debut campaign with a narrow home win against RTP Unia Racibórz. The other 12 first legs were played on Wednesday and the returns are next week, with the round of 16 draw already made.

LSK Kvinner FK 1-3 FCR Malmö
Having taken the lead through Therese Sjögran, the Swedish champions-elect responded well to Emilie Haavi's 42nd-minute equaliser, edging in front before the half was out courtesy of Manon Melis. Switzerland forward Ramona Bachmann's strike increased the size of the task LSK face in the return, with a probable last-16 tie against Wolfsburg awaiting the winners.

MTK Hungária FC 0-5 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam
Potsdam look set for a meeting with their fellow two-time winners and 2010 and 2011 final opponents Olympique Lyonnais, who won 4-0 at FC Twente yesterday. Maren Mjelde broke the deadlock on 11 minutes and it was four by the break thanks to Nataša Andonova, Stephanie Draws and Lisa Evans, the Scottish international then getting her second a quarter of an hour from time.

Apollon Limassol LFC 1-2 SV Neulengbach
Apollon fielded several American signings and English striker Lianne Sanderson but fell to two goals from Nina Burger, now fifth in the competition's all-time scoring charts on 35. The Austrian title holders' fast counterattacking game created several first-half chances, with Burger striking first on 13 minutes after a defensive slip.

Apollon No1 Michelle Betos kept the score down, but after Liliana Kostova headed a Sanderson cross wide, it was 2-0 in the 69th minute. Substitute Jasmyne Spencer turned in a Sinead Farrelly cross late on to give the Cypriot side hope.

Konak Belediyesi 2-1 RTP Unia Racibórz
Konak, the first Turkish club to get this far, will take a narrow lead into the decider in Poland. Cosmina Duşa was the inspiration for the hosts, scoring the opener on nine minutes and supplying the second, converted by Sevgi Çınar, just after the half-hour mark. Marta Mika replied for Unia before the break with a fine strike from outside the penalty area. The overall winners meet Apollon or Neulengbach.

Reporters: Aydın Güvenir & Julia Lazareva

Last updated: 11/10/13 10.27CET

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