WFC Kharkiv of Ukraine proved too strong for Birkirkara as they defeated them 8-0 in a match from Group 6 of the Qualifying round of the UEFA Women’s Champions League at the FC Metalist Training Ground in Vysokiy on Tuesday.
The hosts scored two within the first nine minutes, adding another three goals by the end of the first half. In fact, Yuliia Shevchuk opened the scoring on the 6th minute and three minutes later, Daryna Apanaschenko doubled the score. Nadiia Kunina made it 3-0 on the 26 and Ganna Voronina scored twice on the 36th and 43rd. Just past the hour, Kunina scored the sixth goal with Ganna Mozolska increasing the lead on the 78th and Anna Petryk scoring the eighth goal five minutes from time.
The Stripes play the second game on Friday against Olimpia Cluj of Romania.
KHARKIV Veronika Shulha, Yana Holysh, Daryna Apanaschenko, Alevtina Utitskikh (79′ Sofiya Solomakha), Iryna Kochnyeva, Zhanna Sanina, Iya Andrushchak, Olha Ovdiychuk, Yuliia Shevchuk (68′ Ganna Mozolska), Ganna Voronina (46′ Anna Petryk), Nadiia Kunina.
B’KARA Janice Xuereb, Gabriella Zahra, Ann-Marie Said, Kim Parnis, Stefania Farrugia, Samantha Zarb *48′ Alishia Sultana), Tracy Teuma (89′ Kelly Pace), Raina Giusti (67′ Sarah Urpani), Yasmeen Vella, Ylenia Carabott, Jelena Sakic.
Referee: Marina Višnjić (SRB)
Assistant referees: Aleksandra Kojović (SRB), Silvia Fernandez Perez (ESP)
Fourth official: María Dolores Martinez Madrona (ESP)