Wolfsburg dispatch of AS Roma in Women’s Champions League to take control of group

Wolfsburg proved too clinical for AS Roma in the UWCL despite a wonderful goal from Andressa Alves.

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AS Roma were beaten 4-2 by an impressive Wolfsburg side at the AOK Stadion in the UEFA Women’s Champions League on Thursday night.

Alessandro Spugna’s side fell two goals behind in the first half but a wonder goal from Andressa Alves got them back in the contest. Two quickfire goals at the start of the second half put the Frauen Bundesliga side 4-1 up though and Sophie Roman Haug’s goal proved to be a consolation.

Roma started the game at an impressive pace and there was a very good chance for Emilie Haavi to open the scoring inside the first 10 minutes of the match. An injury for Wolfsburg forward Jill Roord disrupted the Giallorosse’s rhythm though and Wolfsburg started to impose themselves more.

Andressa Alves celebrates her wonder goal for AS Roma against Wolfsburg in the Women’s Champions League. [@ASRomaWomen]

Wolfsburg start to impress

The German side then had an amazing chance as Lynn Wilms played the ball across where Alexandra Popp went to tap in, but Elisa Bartoli was there to clear off the line into the hands of Camelia Ceasar.

Seconds later, Ewa Pajor was through on goal but Ceasar spread herself well to stop the shot and push it out for a corner. The pressure was really building on Roma.

The pressure finally paid as Sveindis Jane Jonsdottir got down the left to the byline and pulled the ball across goal where Pajor was waiting to stoop low and head into the net after 24 minutes.

One became two shortly before half time and it was Jonsdottir who got in behind Bartoli once again down the Roma right. She was played through by a wonderful pass from Lena Oberdorf.

AS Roma’s hopes short-lived

Immediately afterwards though, Roma were back in it as Alves collected a loose pass and then lobbed the goalkeeper from around 40 yards out, stunning the entire stadium before the break.

Any hope that Roma would be getting something from the game was lost almost as soon as the second half began. Two headed goals from Lena Lattwein and Pajor in the 52nd and 53rd minutes put Wolfsburg 4-1 and Alves‘ superb goal quickly seemed a long time ago. That being said, Haavi had a great chance to pull a goal back but could only hit the goalkeeper.

Hope arrived for Roma in the 75th minute though as Annamaria Serturini put a wonderful cross over to the back post where Roman Haug was waiting to score and make it 4-2.

The result means that Wolfsburg move three points clear of Roma at the top of the group with two games left to play. SKN St.Polten have the chance to move one point behind Roma if they can beat Slavia Prague.

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