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Manchester City ease into Women’s Champions League semi-finals

City swept aside Swedish champions Linkopings.

Manchester City cruised into the semi-finals of the Women’s Champions League with an emphatic 7-3 aggregate victory over Swedish side Linkopings.

Leading 2-0 from last week’s home leg, City raced into a four-goal first-half lead before running out 5-3 winners on the night.

Georgia Stanway’s double, sandwiched between headers from Scottish duo Jane Ross and Jennifer Beattie, put Nick Cushing’s side in complete control.

A brace early in the second period from Marija Banusic, including one from the penalty spot, salvaged some pride for the hosts.

City, aiming for a first European trophy, restored their three-goal lead when Izzy Christiansen volleyed home Nikita Parris’ cross, before Tove Almqvist pulled another one back for the Swedish champions.

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