The Birkirkara women’s team lost 0-3 to Glasgow City in Group 2 of the Round 1 semi-finals of the UEFA Women’s Champions League at the Broadway Stadium in Cumbernauld, Scotland, on Wednesday.
Glasgow City took just three minutes to find the back of the net thanks to a spectacular strike from distance for Clare Shine which beat goalkeeper Janice Xuereb.
Priscilla Chinchilla doubled the lead on the 15th minute with a curved shot which ended in the top right corner.
Two minutes from the end of the first half, Vital Kats scored with a great shot from inside the box when served by Julia Molin.
Birkikara held strong in the second half, keeping Glasgow City’s several chances out the back of the net for the entire 45 minutes of consistent pressure.
On Saturday, Birkirkara will face ŠK Slovan Bratislava, who lost 0-4 to BIIK Kazygurt of Kazakhstan, in the match for third place.
GLASGOW Lee Alexander, Claire Walsh, Joanne Love (46′ Niamh Farrelly), Mairead Fulton, Vital Kats (71′ Megan Foley), Clare Shine (77′ Taylor Fisher), Jenna Clark, Lauren Davidson (61′ Mya Bates), Agata Pimenta (77′ Niamh Noble), Julia Molin, Priscilla Chincilla.
B’KARA Janice Xuereb, Gabriella Zahra, Ann-Marie Said, Stephania Farrugia, Tracy Teuma (84′ Ruth Steer Chetham), Alishia Sultana, Raina Giusti (78′ Mariah Cardona), Flavia Fartaria (46′ Veronique Mifsud), Yasmeen Marie Bajada (85′ Martina Fenech), Charlene Zammit, Michela Felice (46′ Valentina Rapa).
Referee: Ifeoma Kulmala (FIN)
Assistant Referees: Alisa Levalampi (FIN), Ivona Pejic (CRO)
Fourth Official: Sabina Bolic (CRO)