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Söderman left to rue misses

Djurgården/Älvsjö coach Mikael Söderman was left to rue his side's profligacy following their first-leg loss.

Goals either side of half-time from German internationals Conny Pohlers and Anja Mittag helped 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam take a giant stride towards the European crown with a 2-0 win in the first leg of their UEFA Women's Cup final in Stockholm. Swedish champions Djurgården/Alvsjö will now have to score at least twice in next Saturday's return at the Karl-Liebknecht-Stadion if they are to turn the tie around but could be boosted by the return of Victoria Svensson from injury. uefa.com rounds up the reaction.

Mikael Söderman, Djurgården/Älvsjö coach
We had bad luck today because we had chances to score at least two goals, so it's quite disappointing that we will have to travel to Potsdam with a 2-0 deficit. But Potsdam were very strong and put us under a lot of pressure and we were forced to work hard. However, I'm still satisfied with our defensive performance. We still have a chance to win the trophy and we remain optimistic. The key to our success in the second leg will be if we can find a way to get past their goalkeeper [Nadine Angerer].

Bernd Schröder, Postdam coach
If two offensive teams face each other, it will always turn out to be a less attractive match because the sides cancel each other out. But I have to say that I am absolutely satisfied. If someone had told me before the game that we would return to Potsdam with a 2-0 victory, I'd have thought I was dreaming. Nadine Angerer had an excellent game and her performance was world class. But the overall win is far from secure. My team are inconsistent and therefore I can't be full of optimism. However, I promise that my players will put in as much effort as possible to win the trophy back home.

Kristin Bengtsson, Djurgården/Älvsjö striker
They were as strong as I'd expected them to be. Their game is very skilful - typical of German women's football. In such games you have to take your opportunities but today I alone had four great chances but failed to put the ball into the net. I'm disappointed but not too disheartened. If they score twice in Stockholm, we can also score twice in Potsdam. We have to believe and with Victoria Svensson returning, we'll be more dangerous up front.

Conny Pohlers, Potsdam goalscorer
The result is more than we could have wished for before the match. We did well by not allowing them to get into their own game. We managed to dominate, and this was crucial. But I think it'll be more difficult in the second leg with Victoria Svensson returning.

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