Glasgow City prepare for Champions League match against Fortuna Hjørring
Scotland’s top women’s football side, Glasgow City, began their final preparations today ahead of their biggest match of the season so far – their last 32 UEFA Women’s Champions League match against Danish side, Fortuna Hjørring.
The match represents City’s second time at this stage of the competition after becoming the first Scottish women’s side ever to reach the knock-out stages last year, when they faced and defeated Icelandic Champions Valur Reykjavik over the two legs.
Speaking ahead of the big match, City Head Coach, Eddie Wolecki Black commented, “We are here again amongst Europe’s elite and are proud to be so. Fortuna are a very experienced European side and are regulars at this stage of the competition. Indeed their greatest every achievement as a club was when they reached the final in 2003, under the competition’s previous name of the UEFA Cup. They have started their season very strongly and are fresh. We are nearing the end of ours, and have had a very successful campaign so far having won every domestic match this season in all competitions. We are therefore full of confidence and are very much looking forward to the challenge ahead.”
Glasgow City Captain Rachel Corsie said, “The team are really looking forward to the game. This level of match in Europe’s most elite club competition is the reason we all play the game and the chance to perform in front of our home support is something special. Our aim at the start of the season was to ensure we brought Champions League women’s football back to Glasgow after our success last season and we are aiming to do just as well again, if not better. We have a fantastic group of players and we can now say that we are experienced at this level, so we know what to expect and cannot wait for the match to start. It would be great to get a good crowd behind us on the night.”
UEFA Women’s Champions League
Round of last 32
Glasgow City v Fortuna Hjørring
Wednesday 26th September. Kick Off 7.00pm
Petershilll Park, 30 Adamswell Street, Glasgow G21 4DD
Cash Gate Adults £5, Children £2
Pictures courtesy of Glasgow City Photographer, Andy Buist.