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UWCL Preview: Birmingham City Ladies v FK Zorkiy Krasnogorsk

David Parker’s Birmingham City Ladies take on FC Zorkiy Krasnogorsk in the UEFA Women’s Champions League last 16 second leg tie at St Andrews tonight, having won 2-0 in Russia on Saturday.

It will be the first time that the ladies have ever played at St Andrews and with one foot in the Champions League for the first time in their history it promises to be a special night for Laura Bassett and her team.

Blues lead 2-0 from the first leg thanks to goals from Izzy Christensen, who scored a delicate lob over the keeper after beating a defender to a ball forwards and from Jo Potter who netted at the second attempt after a fine right wing cross from England international and local girl Karen Carney.

Zorkiy have never made it past this stage either and like Blues are debutants in the last 16. The Russian 2012-13 Champions came into this stage having beaten Icelandic side Thor/KA 6-2 on aggregate, winning 2-1 in Reykjavik before thumping the Icelandic side 4-1 in Russia thanks to goals from Elena Morozova, Vera Djatel, and American pair Ashley Nick and Alyssa Mautz.

Should Blues make it through to the next stage they could face the might of Barcelona, Wolfsburg or Lyon in the quarter finals with the draw to be held on November 22 and the ties to come in March.

Kick off is at 7pm tonight and entrance is £6 for adults and £3 for concessions. It’s my understanding that only the main stand side of the ground will be open.

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12 Responses to “UWCL Preview: Birmingham City Ladies v FK Zorkiy Krasnogorsk”

  • peoples repubic of finlan says:

    good luck blues ladies good to have some good news after hearing about matt green’s injury

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  • mark says:

    continue to progress,and do Birmingham city ladies proud best wishes, make history…………..

  • dave mann says:

    going tonight and looking forward to seeing a blues team reach the quater- finals of the
    champions league, whod have thought it.
    just to put ray straight on my comment yesterday, i said 9th was the best weve ever finished
    in the premiership not the old first division which was 6th in 1956 i think so just making my point
    there……is bar 8 open tonight concidering that the main stand is the only one open? KRO.

  • DoctorD says:

    I saw Birmingham City win the Women’s FA Cup last year against Chelsea — I was impressed by the standard of fitness in the whole squad who maintained their tempo for the whole match plus extra time and penalties. It’s a slower game than the men’s but there’s usually none of the silly play-acting and niggles you see in some top men’s teams.

  • dave mann says:

    i sometimes wish it was our ladies playing in the championship, might do a better job, particully
    karen carney out wide or down the middle, shes an absolute star and proud blue nose.KRO.

  • RichardM says:

    Who’s up for going tonight? Never seen a woman’s match in my life…

  • dave mann says:

    i will be there RichardM, the girls will supprise you if youve never seen them play live before

  • chas says:

    I don’t know the Final score, altho by the celebrations afterwards the Blues Ladies did, but the Russian Team played some very nice football. The last goal(only goal/) was a breakaway by the Blues Ladies and it was a goal worth seeing. very well worked.

  • chas says:

    Won, not did /D’oh

  • chas says:

    Well , that was a good nights work..

    Birmingham City Ladies FC

    Full-time at St. Andrew’s. Blues Ladies 5 (Linnett 2, Christiansen, Harrop, Lawley) FK Zorkiy 2 (Ruiz, Nick). We’re in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Women’s Champions League! GET IN THERE! #bluesineurope
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