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Brøndby and Everton among qualifiers

Published: Tuesday 4 August 2009, 16.40CET
All seven teams through from Tuesday's decisive qualifying round were among the inaugural set of runners-up given entries, Brøndby IF and Everton LFC both reaching the last 32 thanks to 1-0 wins.
by Paul Saffer
Brøndby and Everton among qualifiers
Signe Andersen (No4) celebrates her winning goal for Brøndby ©Magnus Arnason
Published: Tuesday 4 August 2009, 16.40CET

Brøndby and Everton among qualifiers

All seven teams through from Tuesday's decisive qualifying round were among the inaugural set of runners-up given entries, Brøndby IF and Everton LFC both reaching the last 32 thanks to 1-0 wins.

All seven teams through from Tuesday's decisive UEFA Women's Champions League qualifying round are among the inaugural set of domestic runners-up given European entries – with last season's second-placed English side Everton LFC scoring deep in added time to oust their Norwegian counterparts Team Strømmen FK. Italy's ASD Torres Calcio had already clinched first place in their group on Saturday and victories for FC Bayern München, Linköpings FC, Montpellier Hérault SC, Brøndby IF, WFC Rossiyanka and Everton gave them progress with a maximum nine points. They 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)
Bayern knew a point against Lithuanian hosts Gintra Universitetas FC would ensure the European debutants joined German rivals Duisburg and 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam in the Round of 32, and they cruised to an 8-0 win. Sandra De Pol and Julia Simic scored before the break and in the second half Vanessa Bürki struck four times to take her tally to a tournament-leading ten goals. Katharina Würmseer and Stefanie Mirlach were also on target with Bayern's 32nd goal of the three-game campaign. Glasgow City LFC clinched second place with a 9-0 defeat of Georgia's FC Norchi Dinamoeli Tbilisi, Suzanne Malone matching Bürki with four goals.

Group 2 (FYR Macedonia)
Montpellier, semi-finalists in 2005/06, led Bulgaria's FC NSA Sofia on goal difference at kick-off and ensured first place as Marie-Laure Delie, Elodie Ramos and Hoda Lattaf, from the penalty spot, scored for a 3-0 win. KÍ Klaksvík of the Faroe Islands beat Macedonian hosts ZFK Tikvesanka 4-2 for third place but had to hold firm in the second half having seen a 3-0 lead reduced to 3-2, both teams ending with ten players.

Group 3 (Denmark)
Hosts Brøndby, who twice reached the UEFA Women's Cup semi-finals, required victory to overtake Portuguese opponents SU 1° Dezembro and won 1-0 thanks to Signe Andersen's 31st-minute goal. Five strikes from Natasha Harding gave Cardiff City LFC a 10-1 triumph against Malta's Birkirkara FC and third place.

Group 4 (Slovenia)
Already through, Torres beat hosts ŽNK Krka 3-0 with second-half goals from Silvia Fuselli, substitute Daniela Stracchi and Sandy Iannella, the home side having lost Mimica Pavlović to a 37th-minute red card. Slovakia's FK Slovan Duslo Šaľa pipped Turkey's first European entrants Trabzonspor 2-1 for second place, Veronika Šaraboková and Ivana Bojdová striking before an Aslıhan Kalyoncu consolation.

Group 5 (Sweden)
European newcomers Linköping emulated Brøndby in winning a mini-tournament on home soil, defeating Romania's CFF Clujana 6-0 to end with three victories and 20 unanswered goals. Kosovare Asllani and Jessica Landström scored in the opening 25 minutes and Ida Brännström added a third just before the break, going on to complete a hat-trick with Jessy Sharro also on target in the second half. Northern Irish champions Glentoran Belfast United finished third, beating Moldovan side FC Roma Calfa 2-0 thanks to late efforts by Amy Cory and substitute Jillian Kevorkian.

Group 6 (Cyprus)
Russian club Rossiyanka made it three wins and 19 goals without reply, overcoming Maccabi Holon 7-0. Elena Danilova scored twice with Olga Petrova, Nadezhda Kharchenko, Elena Terekhova, substitute Emueje Oghiabeva and Natalia Mokshanova also getting in on the act. Home side Apollon Limassol LFC had begun the day still able to qualify had Holon won, but had to settle for second place, beating Saint Francis FC of the Republic of Ireland 2-0. Alexandra Iusan missed a first-half penalty but after the break Liliana Kostova and Andreea Laiu did score.

Group 7 (Croatia)
The only fixture in the round between two domestic runners-up came to a dramatic end. Strømmen led Everton on goal difference at kick-off so needed only a draw, and despite a red card for Diana Matheson looked like they would get one. That was until the second minute of added time when substitute Michelle Hinnigan, who just over a week ago lifted the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship trophy for England, popped up to give the Toffees a 1-0 win. FC Levadia Tallinn secured third place – and a first UEFA competition win at their sixth attempt – by beating hosts WFC Osijek 4-1, Ave Pajo scoring twice.

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