Olympique Lyonnais prevailed in the battle of the two-time winners as they defeated 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam 1-0, on a day when FC Barcelona and SV Neulengbach also prised open the door to the UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-finals. The other five round of 16 first legs were played on Saturday and the returns are on Wednesday and Thursday.
1. FFC Turbine Potsdam 0-1 Olympique Lyonnais
In a rematch of the 2010 and 2011 finals, the hosts should arguably have been ahead by half-time, Ada Hegerberg heading oto the post while Genoveva Añonma misfired when unmarked inside the area. The visitors' clinical edge ultimately decided a game that progressed at dizzying pace, however, Laëtitia Tonazzi's through ball finding French international Louisa Necib, who produced an unerring finish to keep Lyon on course for a fifth straight final with the return on Thursday.
FC Barcelona 3-0 FC Zürich Frauen
Less than a minute was on the clock when Sonia Bermúdez found the net with aplomb from inside the area. Captain Vicky Losada doubled the advantage on 70 minutes, curling a shot into the top corner from 25 metres before Bermúdez added the final flourish in the final minute to put the Spanish outfit in touch of their first quarter-final when they go to Switzerland on Wednesday.
Konak Belediyesi 0-3 SV Neulengbach
Captain Nina Burger hit a hat-trick to move into joint fourth in the all-tie competition scoring list on 38 goals as the visitors edged closer to a place in the last eight with a dominant performance in Turkey. Only a string of fine saves from the debutants' goalkeeper Fatma Şahin prevented Neulengbach from winning by a more emphatic margin. but they have a tough task in Austria on Thursday.
Saturday's first legs
FCR Malmö 1-2 VfL Wolfsburg second leg Wednesday
Arsenal LFC 3-0 Glasgow City LFC second leg Wednesday
FK Zorkiy Krasnogorsk 0-2 Birmingham City LFC second leg Wednesday
Fortuna Hjørring 1-2 Tyresö FF second leg Thursday
FC Rossiyanka 1-0 ASD Torres Calcio second leg Thursday
Reporters: Ondřej Zlámal, Alberto Sanchez and Aydın Güvenir
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