Glasgow City reach Women’s Champions League second round
After shaking the bar in the opening minutes, Priscila Chinchilla scored the all-important goal against their Kazakh opponents to secure a place for the round of 16 first and second leg leading up to the group stage.
The prolific Costa Rican forward, who has had a huge impact since signing for the club earlier this year, jumped on a confusion in BIIK defense Shymkent on time to get past the keeper.
The game could have gone either way, but the result gives City some revenge over their opponents who knocked them out of the competition over two sets in 2017.
The draw for the second round takes place on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Fran Alonso admitted that his teams’ inexperience at the highest level was revealing after Celtic Women pulled out of their first campaign with a 3-2 loss to Belarusian champions Minsk after extra time. in Norway.
“You could see which team has been here 17 times and one which is here for the first time,” Celtic manager Alonso said. “You could see we were intimidated. “
Izzy Atkinson’s solo run from edge to edge of the box gave Rachel Donaldson an equalizer before half-time after Minsk took the lead.
While he finished 1-1 after 90 minutes, the home side scored twice in overtime before Caitlin Hayes led a late consolation.