Manchester City crash out of Women’s Champions League on aggregate despite beating Barcelona 2-1… as goals from Janine Beckie and Sam Mewis are not enough to progress
- Manchester City have been knocked out of the Women’s Champions League
- City beat Barcelona 2-1 on the night, but lost 4-2 overall on aggregate
- Janine Beckie got City off to the perfect start, scoring after just 20 minutes
- But Barca forward Asisat Oshoala pulled one back to hugely dent City’s hopes
- Sam Mewis scored a penalty after Ellen White was fouled but it wasn’t enough
Manchester City were eliminated from the Women’s Champions League after a 2-1 victory against Barcelona was not enough to stop them losing the quarter-finals 4-2 on aggregate.
City came into the game with a 3-0 deficit after losing the away leg, played in Monza because of travel restrictions, but they began brightly at the City Academy stadium and pulled back a goal when Janine Beckie prodded home in the 20th minute after Barca had failed to clear a corner.
Asisat Oshoala levelled the score by slotting into an empty net in the 59th minute as Barcelona punished City for some poor defending. But City continued to push and Ellen White won a penalty that Sam Mewis converted to make it 2-1.
Manchester City have been knocked out of the Women’s Champions League by Barcelona
Manchester City started on the front foot as Janine Beckie gave the hosts an early 1-0 lead
The visitors had responded strongly to going down a goal and could have killed the tie in the first half but for defender Lucy Bronze, whose heroics twice denied Barca left back Leila Ouahabi on the goal line.
Barca will now face the winners of the quarter-final between Olympique Lyonnais and Paris St Germain, which has been rescheduled for April 18 after several COVID-19 cases in the Lyon squad.
Barcelona were a constant threat, as shown by Lucy Bronze (right) clearing off the goal line
Barcelona’s Asisat Oshoala (centre) scores an equaliser giving Man City a mountain to climb
Sam Mewis restored Man City’s lead from the penalty spot after Ellen White was brought down
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