The first hurdle for the FCZ women in the Champions League is high. Not much is missing to take. In the end, the favorites AC Milan Femminile narrowly prevailed 2-1.
The Italians put their stamp on the game from the start. For a long time it only knew one direction: to the FCZ box. Just shooting with the goal doesn’t really work. Either they fail because of their own inaccuracy, the excellent reacting goalkeeper Peng or because of the edge of the goal (29th and 60th). Thanks to Giacinti’s goal (33rd), it’s only 1-0 for a long time.
The Zurich women sense their chance and repeatedly set dangerous needle sticks. And are rewarded. Mégroz can provide an inadequately cleared ball wonderfully in the corner (68th).
The joy is huge, the hope for the coup is back. It just fizzles out shortly before the end. Giacinti (82nd) nets a second time and thus secures the victory for the Milanese women.
The FCZ women are not rewarded for their performance. They have the game for third place against Valur Reykjavik on Friday while Milan and Hoffenheim duel for a place in the next CL round.