Champions League: Liverpool Ladies 0-1 Brescia (agg 0-2)

By Jo CurrieBBC Sport
Asisat Oshoala of Liverpool Ladies
Liverpool's Asisat Oshoala had a goal ruled out for a foul

Liverpool Ladies have been knocked out of the Champions League after losing 1-0 at home in their last-32 tie, suffering a 2-0 aggregate defeat.

Barbara Bonansea scored the only goal midway through the first half, eluding two defenders before shooting from close range.

For the hosts, Asisat Oshoala had a goal ruled out for a foul.

The match marked Liverpool manager Matt Beard's final game in charge before moving to Boston Breakers in the USA.

Liverpool dominated long periods without turning pressure into goals.

Ashley Hodson forced two good stops from goalkeeper Camelia Cesar, while Lucy Staniforth saw her two direct free-kicks well saved.

Other than the goal, the Italian side created few clear openings. Chiara Marchitelli and Valentina Cernoia had shots from outside the area, but both were straight at keeper Libby Stout.

Liverpool boss Matt Beard
The match was Beard's last as Liverpool boss

Beard said: "I was pleased, we've done everything but score again, we threw the kitchen sink at them in the second half.

"To be fair to Brescia, they defended really well which restricted us.

"And over the course of the two ties, they probably deserve to go through."

Liverpool Ladies: Stout, Harris, Murray, Omarsdottir, Ryland, Staniforth (Williams 70), Zelem, Oshoala, Hodson, White (Dale 79), Dowie (c).

Unused subs: Darbyshire, Beckwith, Schroder, Pacheco, Smorsgard.

Brescia: Marchitelli (Cesar 32), Gama, D'Adda (Boattin 61), Linari, Cernoia (c), Eusebio, Rosucci, Bonansea, Girelli, Sabatino (Alborghetti 76), Tarenzi.

Unused subs: Serturini, Ghisi, Lenzini.

Referee: S Frappin

Attendance: 387

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 14th October 2015

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  • Brøndby IF LadiesBrøndby IF Ladies1Slavia Prague WomenSlavia Prague Women0
  • FC Barcelona FemeníFC Barcelona Femení4BIIK KazygurtBIIK Kazygurt1
  • FC Bayern München LadiesFC Bayern München Ladies2FC Twente WomenFC Twente Women2
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  • FC RosengårdFC Rosengård7PK-35 Vantaa LadiesPK-35 Vantaa Ladies0
  • FC Zürich FrauenFC Zürich Frauen1LSK Kvinner FKLSK Kvinner FK1
  • Fortuna HjørringFortuna Hjørring4ZFK MinskZFK Minsk0
  • KIF ÖrebroKIF Örebro5FC PAOKFC PAOK0
  • Glasgow CityGlasgow City0Chelsea WomenChelsea Women3
  • Paris Saint Germain FémininesParis Saint Germain Féminines9CFF Olimpia ClujCFF Olimpia Cluj0

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