UWCL: Veronica Charlyn Corral struck late to hand Athletico Madrid pivotal away goal

UWCL: Veronica Charlyn Corral struck late to hand Athletico Madrid pivotal away goal

Manchester City will head into our Women’s Champions League last 16 second leg clash with Atletico Madrid needing a goal, after the Spanish outfit netted a late leveler in the home tie at the Academy Stadium.

Veronica Charlyn Corral struck with ten minutes remaining to bag a potentially pivotal away goal for the visitors, cancelling out Janine Beckie’s fifth goal of the season and hand Pablo Lopez Salgado’s side an advantage to protect in the second leg.

With the two sides locking horns for the second successive season in the competition, City were fully aware of the threat their counterparts posed, having suffered elimination at the visitors’ hands at the Round of 32 stage last term.

It was the Manchester clash which secured Atletico’s progression in 2018/19, as the Spanish Champions triumphed 2-0 on English soil, having played out a 1-1 draw in the opening encounter.

The Canadian forward Janine Beckie had struck on 13 minutes, netting her fourth goal in the tournament this term, following her treble against Lugano last time out, to put the Cup double winners seemingly within touching distance of the quarter-finals but Atletico’s late rally ensured Nick Cushing’s side will travel to Madrid in a fortnight’s time with a tougher test to reach the last eight for the third time in four seasons.

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