UWCL quick hits: Lloyd goal carries day for Man City

The Equalizer Staff March 23, 2017 33

The 1st legs of the UEFA Women’s Champions League quarterfinals are in the books and the two prominent Americans are on course to clash in the semifinal round. Here’s where things stand at the midway point of the ties.

Fortuna 0-1 Manchester City: Carli Lloyd’s 35th minute goal stood up as the only score in Man City’s hard-fought, 1-0 win in Denmark. Lloyd had an earlier chance saved point blank by Fortuna keeper Maria Christensen. The goal came in the 36th minute and was the product of some hard work through the center of the park by Jill Scott. With Lloyd making a run to Scott’s right she played the ball wide to Jane Ross whose cross easily found the head of Lloyd who was unopposed in the box. Manchester City now need only a draw at home in a week’s time to move through.

Wolfsburg 0-2 Lyon: Lyon took a major step toward the final four with a decisive away win on the shoulders of 2nd half goals by Camille Abily and Dzsenifer Marozsan. Alex Morgan played the full 90 and drew the foul that set up the opening goal, an Abily free kick that curled over Wolfsburg keeper Almuth Schult after she badly misjudged the initial trajectory. The rematch of last year’s final, won by Lyon on penalties, will be next Wednesday in France where the holders need only to stay within a goal to advance.

Bayern Munich 1-0 Paris Saint-Germain: Vivianne Miedema’s 72nd minute goal gave Bayern the early edge on a night they were dominated in terms of possession and shots on goal. PSG, whose domestic season unraveled due to a point deduction for subbing in an ineligible player, will be a big favorite to overturn the deficit at home.

Rosengard 0-1 Barcelona (Wednesday): FC RosengΓ₯rd fell to FC Barcelona FemenΓ­ 1-0 in the first leg of their quarterfinal match in front of RosengΓ₯rd’s second largest home audience ever for a UWCL match. Leila Ouahabi scored the lone goal in first half stoppage time to give her team the advantage. RosengΓ₯rd now need to win the second leg by any score besides 1-0 to advance outright. A 1-0 win will send the tie to extra time.

  • Calci0

    Lloyd making her presence known.

    • Ashley C

      I take nothing way from her goal but she was left wide open. Terrible defending.

      • sudeep das

        It was a clever run as the entire focus was drawn to the left flank by Scott’s powerful foray.

        • Ashley C

          She ran towards the goal and created space – which is a basic thing she should be doing…

          • Steglitz49

            If it were that easy why do soccer matches not have basket-scores of 101-99?

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          • ARED

            I agree, I try not to single out individual defenders, but #4 literally ran away from Lloyd, for no reason since 3-4 others were already on the near side, and allowed Lloyd to be free inside the penalty spot -usually the only place she is at all dangerous.

  • Ashley C

    I watched PSG/Bayern and it was a shame PSG did not bury the tie or even score – did everything right apart from finishing. Thought Ashley Lawrence was fantastic down the wing. Bayern were not sure how to handle her. Cristiane and Cruz were also great. It will be interesting to see if PSG can attack at home and not let Bayern score.

    • Tom F

      I watch BM at the Bund game of the week over at the dbf site. and Bayern Munich’s style is underwhelming like that, with an predictable, straight up attack, but they usually win. Their coach mus pend the first 10-15 minutes of the game warming up his team than attacking. Their missing several player though due to injuries(Iwabuchi, Laudehr, Berg, Schnaderbeck, Leupolz). I still think they’re probably going to make it to the finals at least(if they win, they only got to beat the weaker Rosengard/Barcelona series)

      • Steglitz49

        Iwabuchi, Laudehr and Leupolz are all 3 top notch international players; not familiar with Berg and Schnaderbeck.

        • Dr. Munich

          Van der Gragt, Schnaderbeck and Holstadt is their preferred back line. All were injured.

          They missed Leupolz, Laudehr and Iwabuchi. Anna Gerhardt was injured as well as Fridolina RolfΓΆ.

          And Sydney Lohman who made a great match in Wolfsburg was not available due to U17 EC qualification tournament in England

          • Steglitz49

            Thank you.
            Fridolina RolfΓΆ is always injured, it seems.

    • Steglitz49

      Bayern Munich won 1-0. That is the bottom line.

      • Ashley C

        Thanks for this groundbreaking information.

        • Steglitz49

          Remember the Glorious 12th and the WC-11 final?

  • htm222

    Never discount CL10. Unless you are Toni Duggan…

  • Ethan

    I actually didn’t see it live, but Morgan’s slide tackle on BlΓ€sse was one of a number of good moments from her in this match. She also did well in the build-up to Marozsan’s goal. I didn’t see most of the first half, but Bouhaddi was very solid in the second half. Credit to her. Lyon’s defense was a little careless at times; so they’ll have to be better in the second leg.

    • guest123

      Here’s the slide tackle
      https://twitter.com/Zac13_/status/845056447201263620

      Here’s the other defensive stop by Morgan on the same player #9’s Blasse
      https://twitter.com/Zac13_/status/845018044938309632

      Morgan & Blasse were going at it the whole game. Payback for the foul that led to Lyon’s first goal…hmmm

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      • ARED

        Haha, to think you can beat Morgan so easily with speed is a mistake. You have to gain an advantage first to have a chance.

        • guest123

          Morgan is also good at defensive headers too. Here’s the one that save the clean sheet for Lyon late in the game. Not sure if Majri was supposed to cover the Wolfsburg player.
          https://twitter.com/Zac13_/status/845381740348661760

          • ARED

            Yes, while sometimes Morgan takes criticism for it, her athleticism and competitiveness have always added to her quality -and she is far from a “one-dimensional” player.

            That was an awkward position for any defender, and she cleared the danger very well -better than Majri might have actually, if I’m honest…. ; )

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  • sudeep das

    The stage is halfway set for a Lloyd vs Morgan match up. Technically speaking Lyon should shred Man City.
    Question is will the Lloyd of 2015 WC turn up? As Wolfsburg showed already that early pressure can easily unsettle OL midfield. Man City have the players to do that hustle early on. Will be an interesting match should they face off.

  • sudeep das

    https://twitter.com/OL_Plus/status/845169051957542912

    Uncanny similarity spotted by OL twitter group

  • Tom F

    here’s the full Man City match, but with Danish commentary
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8s0evzqQSo

    • Steglitz49

      Man City is wealthy. HjΓΈrring ekes out a living in the dunes of northwest Jutland.

  • newsouth

    no defense and ball hogging as usual.

  • DNG
    • Steglitz49

      The goal is made by Alex Morgan’s reverse pass with her weaker right foot to #14 and then interfering in front of gal like a hockey-player

      • DNG

        All players are important in build up but I give most of the credit to DM who had of work to do when she received the ball not to mention her strike was not gimme.

        • Steglitz49

          “DZ” or “Maro”. I am not familiar with “DM” for her but that may be my insularity.

          Alexandra the Great helped get the freekick from which the 1-0 goal came. Lyon’s 25,000€ per month has been well worth it.

    • Gary Diver

      Marozsan has a cannon leg.