Duggan double eases Barça into Champions League quarter-finals

By James Nalton, Football Whispers

The final two games in the UEFA Women’s Champions League round of 16 came to their conclusion on Thursday evening with FC Barcelona and Slavia Praha progressing, one more comfortably than the other.

The draw for the quarter-finals will take place on November 9 at UEFA's headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, with many of the remaining teams looking to avoid dominant defending champions Olympique Lyonnais, at least for another round.

The eight teams in the hat are Slavia Praha, Chelsea, Lyon, Paris Saint-Germain, FC Bayern, Wolfsburg, LSK Kvinner, and Barcelona.

Here is a look at how the last two quarter-finalists qualified.

Slavia Praha 0-0 Rosengård (agg: 3-2)

The Czech side held a narrow one goal lead going into the second leg thanks to goals from Veronika Pincová, Tereza Kožárová, and Petra Divišová in Sweden, and managed to maintain it in a 0-0 draw at home.

The defeat means that Rosengård forward Anja Mittag will get no further chances to add to her tally at the top of the list of all-time scorers in European club football, where she remains the only player with more than 50 goals in European competition.

It does mean that Praha’s Tereza Kožárová and Petra Divišová will be able to continue on their own personal quests among the top goalscorers and top assist makers respectively in this year's competition.

Glasgow City 0-3 Barcelona (agg: 0-8)

England coach Phil Neville was watching on as Barcelona forward Toni Duggan grabbed a brace and was named player of the match at Petershill Park.

The 27-year-old has three goals in as many starts for Barça in this season's Champions League, already equalling her tally for the entire of last season in Europe. The Liverpudlian was named in Neville's squad for friendlies against Austria and Switzerland this week.

The Scottish champions recently qualified for next year’s Champions League, but they will exit this season's tournament having been on the receiving end of a convincing, professional display from opponents Barcelona who knocked them out at Petershill Park.

For Glasgow it was an improvement on their 5-0 loss in the first leg, and they will take some heart from the improvement on home soil, despite being unable to score.

"I felt we gave absolutely everything in both legs. When you look at the way [Barcelona] play, they are a class act and they have got more resources than us,” said Glasgow City head coach Scott Booth, speaking to BBC ALBA.

“They are full-time and that makes a massive difference. They are fitter and have got great technical players. But my players worked so, so hard and I am very happy with what they have done.”

READ MORE: Roundup of Wednesday's Women's Champions League quarter-final ties