SWPL champions Glasgow City in their first UEFA Women’s Champions League in Holland beat Croatian Champions WFC Osijek 7-0. We have brief highlights of four of the goals scored by Eddie Wolecki Black’s team.
First half hat trick from Love guides City to first game win
In their first game of this year’s UFA Women’s Champions League campaign, Glasgow City beat Croatian champions WFC Osijek 7-0 in Group 8.
A hat trick from JoLove, goals from Suzanne Lappin, Lisa Robertson and a penalty from Leanne Ross sealed all three points for Eddie Wolecki Black’s team.
City dominated the opening exchanges of the game, but it wasn’t until the 21st minute when they opened the scoring. Midfielder Jo Love struck her shot in off the post to give the SWPL league leaders a perfect start.
Three minutes later and former Hamilton Accies forward Sarah Crilly – making her European debut – scored City’s second with a delightful lob over Osijek keeper Ivana Vrdowak. Glasgow City’s all-time top goalscorer Sue Lappin scored City’s third just before the half hour mark with a trademark header, before Jo Love scored twice in three minutes to round off her hat trick in the space of 14 minutes.
Substitute Lisa Robertson extended City’s lead on 55 minutes. Before captain Leanne Ross fired home a penalty on the hour mark, after Lappin was fouled inside the box, to make it 7-0 to the Scottish champions.
Despite both sides having further chances to score, Glasgow City saw out the remainder of the match comfortably.
Speaking after the match, Glasgow City head coach Eddie Wolecki Black, said: “It is great start to the group stage and it sets us up well now for Saturday’s game. Obviously very pleasing was the debutants who fitted in very well and it was great to see Sarah Crilly and Lisa Robertson score their first European goals. However, it has to be said that it was a real team performance and it will be that which carries us through this tournament.”
Group rivals FC Twente beat Maltese champions Birkirkera 6-0 on the night, so after match day one City lead Group 8 on goal difference.