Champions League departure to Real Madrid

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Manchester City have been hit by an enormous early season workforce by being knocked out within the Champions League for ladies within the ultimate qualifying spherical towards Real Madrid.

Formerly a two-legged knockout competitors from begin to complete, UWCL has been refurbished this season to incorporate a gaggle stage for the primary time to extra carefully resemble the long-established format of the lads’s model of the competitors.

Reaching the group stage would have meant extra assured Champions League matches this season, leading to additional revenue from a bigger prize pool than ever earlier than. But City, who reached the semi-finals in each 2016/17 and 2017/18, have dropped early.

City’s second place WSL aim final season was sufficient to say goodbye to the Champions League within the second qualifying spherical – third place Arsenal obtained to begin in the primary spherical – and so they have been matched with Real Madrid.

City have been heading in the right direction to win the primary leg of a attract Spain late final month after Caroline Weir scored early within the second half. But that aim was interrupted by a late equalizer in stoppage time from Kenti Robles.

Back in Manchester on Wednesday night time, City had seemed good to go, however they may not take their possibilities and have been punished when Claudia Zornova scored for Real simply earlier than half time.

The visitors then held on to that benefit, which gave them a shocking 2-1 total win.

FULL TIME | We bend over from @UWCL at night time.

? 0-1 ⚪️ (1-2) | #ManCity | https://t.co/HkTzfLv0HJ pic.twitter.com/pNjQ5qMdi3

– Man City Women (@ManCityWomen) September 8, 2021

Los Blancos remains to be a brand new membership in the ladies’s recreation, having taken over the operation of CD Tacon 2019 and simply modified its title to “Real Madrid” final summer season. Significant investments have introduced in Kosovars Asllani, as soon as in City, Aurelie Kaci and Babett Peter, however it remains to be upset.

City now solely must concentrate on home competitions this season.

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