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Glasgow City make second qualifying round with shootout win

Goalkeeper Lee Alexander stopped two penalties after a goalless 120 minutes.

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Glasgow City secured a place in the UEFA Women’s Champions League second qualifying round after goalkeeping heroics from Lee Alexander in their 6-5 shootout win over Ireland’s Peamount.

The keeper stopped two penalties after a goalless 120 minutes at Broadwood, in which clear cut chances were few and far between.

Alexander’s strong performance was not limited to the shootout, however, as she prevented a header from Peamount’s Eleanor Ryan-Doyle finding the net in the first half.

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Glasgow’s Maddie Fulton had an effort denied eight minutes from time, while Alexander had to be alert once again during extra time to stop Lucy McCarton from finding a winner.

The shootout saw Aine O’Gorman fail to convert Peamount’s third attempt and Jo Love subsequently do likewise with Glasgow’s fifth, with Karen Duggan then scoring to take it into sudden death.

Successful penalties from Rachel McLauchlan, Claire Walsh and Zaneta Wyne followed before Lauryn O’Callaghan’s effort from 12 yards was saved by Alexander to send the Scottish side through.