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Pernille Harder scores four in Wolfsburg’s 9-1 demolition of Glasgow

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They had been playing for an hour and the rain had finally stopped hammering on the roof of this vast, empty arena, the sun starting to come out at last, when Lauren Wade bent a beautiful curling shot over Friederike Abt and into the net. There was a shout from somewhere in the stand and, Seven Nation Army playing for her this time, Wade clenched her fist and broke into a broad smile. Teammates in orange ran over and embraced her, some sense of vindication perhaps, however short-lived.

No, Glasgow City didn’t lead and, no, they weren’t going through, but no one had expected them to do either of those things – and at least they had left some mark. Ultimately, though, Wolfsburg left a far greater mark on them and may leave a lasting mark on this competition. So impressive here, they took their opponents apart piece by piece from start to finish and must be considered contenders, a side with so much quality and confidence, quick and clever players in every position. Svenja Huth and Pernille Harder, in particular.

Continue reading…They had been playing for an hour and the rain had finally stopped hammering on the roof of this vast, empty arena, the sun starting to come out at last, when Lauren Wade bent a beautiful curling shot over Friederike Abt and into the net. There was a shout from somewhere in the stand and, Seven Nation Army playing for her this time, Wade clenched her fist and broke into a broad smile. Teammates in orange ran over and embraced her, some sense of vindication perhaps, however short-lived.No, Glasgow City didn’t lead and, no, they weren’t going through, but no one had expected them to do either of those things – and at least they had left some mark. Ultimately, though, Wolfsburg left a far greater mark on them and may leave a lasting mark on this competition. So impressive here, they took their opponents apart piece by piece from start to finish and must be considered contenders, a side with so much quality and confidence, quick and clever players in every position. Svenja Huth and Pernille Harder, in particular. Continue reading…