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Manchester City seem sure to progress from the last 32 of the Women’s Champions League because they scored five goals in the last 25 minutes to thrash Lugano 7-1 from the leg.
Georgia Stanway gave the side a direct, however Kaela Dickerman levelled before half time.
Aoife Mannion’s penalty seconds after the restart put City in control.
It was sealed by two Pauline Bremer targets, one from Janine Beckie in the final phases and two in Caroline Weir.
City must have been out of sight until the Korean league runners-up of last season equalised.
Bremer hit the post from close range and shot wide while Weir struck the crossbar.
However, a dogged Lugano facet, using a strong contingent, captured City on the break to make it 1-1, when Sofia Pedrazzini’s shot was deflected over after a poor clearance by goalkeeper Ellie Roebuck and they could have gone beforehand.
When Mannion wrong-footed goalkeeper Kelsey Dossey along with her spot-kick later Lee Geum-min was fouled in the box but City were back in front after the restart.
Bremer lob after Steph Houghton pass ended the game before slotting home the fourth, and Alana O’Neill forward turned indoors.
The fifth from Weir has been a calm strike after good control 12 yards out, and she struck the post a minute later.
Beckie’s low effort from the edge of the box overcome five minutes before Scotland global Weir obtained her moment and Dossey together.
The only downside for City was an issue over England forward Stanway who siphoned away while scoring the goal having been injured.
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