Alexander saved three penalties in the shootout

A stand-out performance from goalkeeper Lee Alexander helped Glasgow City edge past Brondby on penalties to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.

The tie was level on aggregate by half-time at Petershill Park as Nanna Christiansen and Frederikke Lindhard wiped out City’s first-leg lead.

Several fine stops from Alexander kept her side in it against the slick Danes.

And her three saves in the shootout proved decisive as Jo Love clinched City’s 3-1 win on spot-kicks.

The Scottish champions secured a famous win in Denmark last week but were outplayed for long spells at Petershill Park.

The hosts, bidding to reach the quarter-finals were just the second time in their history, were behind after six minutes as Christiansen sent a looping header into the net.

That set the tone for a rampant display from the Danes, with Alexander denying Caroline Pleidru and, Christiansen before Lindhard lifted a second over the keeper.

The Scots grew stronger in the second half and had a late penalty appeal when Megan Foley’s shot was blocked by the raised arm of Emilie Henriksen.

Jenna Clark almost won it for City in extra-time, heading a Leanne Ross cross against the bar, but Scott Booth’s side weren’t to be denied.



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