City celebrate reaching the last 16 of the UEFA Women's Champions League in Iceland
GLASGOW CITY turned up the heat in Iceland last night to reach the last 16 of the UEFA Women's Champions League.
The Scottish champions, who drew last week's first leg 1-1 at Petershill Park, stunned Valur Reykjavik with a 3-0 win to go through 4-1 on aggregate.
Glasgow took the lead in just 10 minutes when a powerful drive across goal from Lisa Evans was turned into her own net by Hallbera Gisladottir.
Evans made it 2-0 after the break when keeper Megan McCray could only palm a cross from Jane Ross into her path.
And within a minute Evans sealed the famous victory when she met a long ball from Eilish McSorley, beat her marker and calmly slotted past McCray.
The match was the first appearance for any Scottish women's side in the latter stages of the Champions League and Glasgow will now face Turbine Potsdam, of Germany, in the next round.
Delighted head coach Eddie Wolecki Black said: "I am absolutely delighted for everyone involved in the club.
"I think it is fair to say that we thoroughly deserved the result today. Most pleasing was the fact that we showed great maturity to play away from home in a European tie and dominate the ball. This negated the tactics of the home side, who are a very direct team.
"As a team, the girls felt that they had let themselves down last week, however, the staff believed that the away tie would suit us better and that has proved to be the case.
"Whilst we are very aware of our opponents in the next round and their reputation, we have considerable experience in playing German sides, but first I want the girls to get a moment to enjoy this victory and what they have achieved so far."