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Rampant Torres surge through

Published: Saturday 1 August 2009, 16.40CET
ASD Torres Calcio became the first side to make it through the UEFA Women's Champions League qualifying round as a 9-0 victory against Trabzonspor ensured they would finish atop Group 4.
Rampant Torres surge through
Giulia Domenichetti controls the ball as Torres beat Trabzonspor ©FOTO LIFE/Peter Klinc
Published: Saturday 1 August 2009, 16.40CET

Rampant Torres surge through

ASD Torres Calcio became the first side to make it through the UEFA Women's Champions League qualifying round as a 9-0 victory against Trabzonspor ensured they would finish atop Group 4.

ASD Torres Calcio became the first side to make it through the UEFA Women's Champions League qualifying round as a 9-0 victory against Trabzonspor ensured they would finish atop Group 4. The second round of matches were played in all seven groups on Saturday and four will conclude with meetings between sides with 100 per cent records as a result. After Tuesday's deciding fixtures the seven winners of the one-venue mini-tournaments join UEFA Women's Cup holders FCR 2001 Duisburg and the champions of the 24 top-ranked nations in the Round of 32 draw on 14 August. Click on the group names for full results.

Group 1 (Lithuania)
FC Bayern München opened up a three-point advantage after an eye-catching 19-0 victory against Georgia's FC Norchi Dinamoeli Tbilisi. Vanessa Bürki led the rout with six strikes while Katharina Würmseer hit five and Julia Simic four. A point in their final game against hosts Gintra Universitetas FC will ensure their progress after the Lithuanian side lost 2-0 to Glasgow City LFC, who also have three points consequently. Ruesha Littlejohn and Jane Ross were the second-half scorers for the Scottish outfit but even they they beat Norchi on Tuesday they cannot go through. If Glasgow win against Norchi, Gintra will need to defeat Bayern by three goals to top the group.

Group 2 (FYR Macedonia)
Montpellier Hérault SC require a point from their final match against FC NSA Sofia to reach the Round of 32 after both sides made it six points from six on Saturday. The French side cruised to a 7-1 success against hosts ZFK Tikvesanka, Julie Parasme and substitute Marie-Laure Delie both on target twice, while Sofia came from behind to edge Faroese champions KÍ Klaksvík 2-1, substitute Andriana Boyanova winning the contest on 81 minutes.

Group 3 (Denmark)
Hosts Brøndby IF and Portugal's SU 1° Dezembro will meet for the right to qualify on Tuesday after both maintained their 100 per cent records, without conceding a goal, with wins in Denmark. The visitors earned their points through Carolina Mendes, Edite Fernandes and Filipa Galvão in a 3-0 success against Cardiff City LFC while substitute Kristina Kragh scored twice in the home side's 6-0 stroll against Malta's Birkirkara FC. Dezembro head the table after scoring 13 times in their two outings compared to Brøndby's eleven.

Group 4 (Slovenia)
Torres secured their place in the Round of 32 with one match to spare thanks to a 9-0 victory against Trabzonspor coupled with a 2-2 draw between hosts ŽNK Krka and Slovakian side FK Slovan Duslo Šal'a. Torres and Trabzonspor had both won their opening games but doubles from Patrizia Panico, Silvia Fuselli and Elisabetta Tona aided a convincing win for the Italian side. And that proved sufficient for them to top the group after the other two sides could only claim their first point of the stage.

Group 5 (Sweden)
Hosts Linköpings FC are in pole position to progress after a 3-0 victory against Glentoran Belfast United maintained their perfect record. Second-half goals from Ida Brännström, Kosovare Asllani and Maria Karlsson kept the Swedish side ahead of CFF Clujana on goal difference despite the Romanian outfit beating Moldova's FC Roma Calfa 9-0. Cosmina Dusa and Florentina Spanu both scored four times for Mirel Daniel Albon's charges while neither of the top two, who meet on Tuesday, have conceded a goal in the phase.

Group 6 (Cyprus)
WFC Rossiyanka are closing in on progress as a single effort from Emueje Oghiabeva beat hosts Apollon Limassol LFC and moved the Russian outfit three points clear of their opponents and final-day rivals Maccabi Holon FC. The Israeli side can still stop Rossiyanka after two Shirli Ohana goals downed Irish champions Saint Francis FC. A point against Holon will do for Rossiyanka. Holon must win, and if Apollon beat St Francis then Maccabi will need a seven-goal margin to pip the Cypriot side. Apollon need to beat St Francis and hope Holon defeat Rossiyanka by six goals or fewer.

Group 7 (Croatia)
Everton LFC must win a last-game showdown with Team Strømmen FK after both sides won for the second time in the section on Saturday. Jill Scott scored a hat-trick as Everton overcame FC Levadia Tallinn 7-0 but it was not enough to take top spot into the final matches as Strømmen put nine without reply past hosts WFC Osijek. Cathrine Dekkerhus, Una Nwatjei and Mari Knudsen all scored two apiece to leave the Norwegian side ahead on goal difference with one game remaining.

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