Women in Europe: Sam Mewis gets Man City winner in Champions League

Sam Mewis scored a late goal for Manchester City to give a 2-1 win at Sweden's Kopparbergs-Goteborg in the first leg of their round-of-32 series in the UEFA Women's Champions League.

Rose Lavelle did not play for Manchester City after being injured in Sunday's FA Women's Super League match against Everton. City manager Gareth Taylor said Lavelle will be sidelined for what the club described as a "short spell" following a scan.

U.S. national team defender Emily Sonnett, who helped Göteborg win the Swedish league title this fall, has returned home following the conclusion of her short-term deal with the Swedish champions. She plays for the Orlando Pride in the NWSL.

Other Americans who scored in the round of 32 included Machaela George with two goals in Danish club Fortuna Hjørring's 3-0 win at Slovenia's runaway league leader Pomurje (83-7 goal difference in 10 wins), Sharon Wojcik with the lone goal in Glasgow City's 2-1 loss at Sparta Prague and Brenna Connell with the goal for Kazakhstan's BIIK Kazygurt in its 2-1 loss to Ukrainian club Zhytlobud-2.

Reigning champion Lyon got a scare against against Juventus, falling behind twice before rallying to win, 3-2, on Japanese international Saki Kumagai's goal in the 88th minute. Lyon has won the last five Women's Champions League titles. Juve only began women's play in 2017.
1 comment about "Women in Europe: Sam Mewis gets Man City winner in Champions League".
  1. Richard Derella, December 11, 2020 at 8:49 a.m.

    Ellie Jean played for PSV vs Barcelona also in the Champions League losing 4-1

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