City reach Champions League Last 16

City reach Champions League Last 16

Glasgow City were "different class" as they recovered from an early setback to reach the Women's Champions League last 16, says head coach Scott Booth.

Kristina Komissarova levelled the tie early for Chertanovo Moscow, but the home side eventually eased through to the last 16 for a second year running.

Hayley Lauder claimed a double, with Claire Shine and Rachel McLauchlan also scoring in a 4-1 second-leg win.

Booth's side are Scotland's sole survivors after Hibernian lost 9-2 to Slavia Prague 24 hours earlier and the head coach is looking for "a tie that gives us a chance" after last season's 8-0 aggregate loss to Barcelona.

Barcelona are again one of the other sides to progress, with Manchester City, Lyon, Paris St-Germain, Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg among the possible, seeded opponents along with Brondby and Slavia.

Arsenal, with four Scotland internationals in their squad, are among the unseeded sides along with City.

Booth admitted that the early goal at Petershill Park had left him nervous but told BBC Alba: "I think for 88 minutes we were fantastic, but it was just that first two minutes we got caught and that's the danger that team have - they have pace up front.

"But I thought the recovery from that was difference class from the players. They created numerous chances and played some really good football."

City now go into Monday's draw as one of the eight unseeded teams.

Report BBC Sport Heather Dewer,

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