UEFA Women's Champions League: Heavy defeat for Birkirkara

Olimpia Cluj-Napoca proved too strong for Birkirkara as they defeated them 8-0 in one of the opening games of the UEFA Women’s Champions League Qualifying Round Group 3 mini-tournament at the Centenary Stadium on Saturday.

In another match, SU 1° Dezembro of Portugal defeated Glentoran Belfast of Northern Ireland 4-0.

The Stripes had a nightmare start suffering four goals in the first 22 minutes. Cosmina Duša put Olimpia ahead on the 9th, Raluca Sârghe doubled the score on the 15th, Alexandra Lunca 3-0 on the 20th and Andreea Voicu 4-0 two minutes later. By the end of the first half, the Romanians scored a fifth goal thanks to Ioana Bortan.

Štefania Vatafu made it 6-0 on the hour and the same player increased the lead further eight minutes from time. Cosmina Duša sealed the issue with a eighth goal on the 90th when she converted a penalty.

B’KARA Janice Xuereb, Gabriella Zahra, Chantal Fenech, Kim Parnis, Stefania Farrugia, Rachel Cuschieri, Kirsty Feasey, Martina Cilia (67′ Simone Buttigieg), Sacha Vella, Kelly Agius Pace (90′ Rosann Xerri), Mary Rose Cardona (64′ Dorcas Debono).
OLIMPIA Mirela Ganea (64′ Ana Maria Gaita), Andreea Corduneanu, Maria Ficzay, Ioana Bortan, Corina Olâr, Adina Giurgiu, Štefania Vâtafu, Raluca Sârghe (61′ Lavinia Boandâ), Andreea Voicu (57′ Roxana Prunean), Alexandra Lunca, Cosmina Duša.
Referee: Marte Søro

Monday 13th August will see Birkirkara facing SU 1° Dezembro in the first match of the day which will kick off at 17.30. Then, Olimpia Cluj-Napoca and Glentoran Belfast will cross swords at 20.00.

The third and final day will be played on Thursday, 16 August with the first match pitting Olimpia Cluj-Napoca against SU 1° Dezembro and will kick off at 17:00 at the National Stadium.. Birkirkara will play their third match on Thursday, 16 August against Glentoran Belfast and the match will also start at 17:00 at the Centenary.

All matches will be played at the Centenary Stadium with the only exception the match between Olimpia Cluj-Napoca against SU 1° Dezembro which will be played on Thursday 16th August

Entrance to these matches will be for free. However, on entrance, donations will be collected for the Community Chest Fund.