Manchester Metropolis Girls are “greater than succesful” of scoring the targets required to beat their three-goal deficit in opposition to Barcelona within the Girls’s Champions League, in keeping with head coach Gareth Taylor.
Chloe Kelly noticed a penalty saved as Metropolis Girls misplaced 3-0 to Barcelona Femeni within the first leg of their quarter-final tie in Monza final Wednesday.
The consequence offers Man Metropolis a mountain to climb in Wednesday’s second leg on the Metropolis Academy.
Kelly’s last-gasp strike earned Metropolis a 1-0 win over Studying to show up the warmth on Chelsea within the Girls’s Tremendous League title race as they continued their unbelievable home type.
Sitting simply two factors behind leaders Chelsea after having gained their Eleventh-straight league sport, Metropolis have scored 55 league targets and conceded simply 11.
Though final week’s European outing resulted in a uncommon defeat, Taylor’s confidence remains to be there, and he believes his facet’s firepower offers them an opportunity to show the tie round.
“I feel we have proved we will rating targets, this season,” he stated.
“We’re proper up there in targets scored, the primary crew within the league to 50 targets. So we’re greater than succesful.
“We created quite a lot of possibilities in opposition to Barcelona. We have given ourselves an uphill process however when it comes to me being assured sufficient to say that we will obtain it, yeah.
“Is it going to be troublesome? After all, however for certain, we might be going for it.”
Whereas Metropolis are able to find the web, they arrive up in opposition to a Barcelona defence that has now gone 12 successive video games with out conceding a objective.
Regardless of that, Taylor was impressed along with his facet’s potential to bother that unit within the first leg.
“I feel we acquired previous [their defence],” he stated. “You noticed within the first sport we did.
“If we weren’t creating possibilities, then we might want to take a look at discovering one other means, or actually take our hat off and say: ‘[Barcelona] are unimaginable, defensively.
“However I feel there are areas we will undoubtedly exploit, and we exploited them within the first sport. It was only a query of taking our possibilities.
“That sport might have been an actual high-scoring sport.
“In order that’s it. Like I stated beforehand, the sport by no means modifications.
“It is about taking your alternatives in entrance of objective and maintaining them out the opposite finish.”
The match kicks off on Wednesday at 4pm. The opposite quarter-final second-legs will see Wolfsburg host Chelsea on Wednesday at 1pm (1-2 agg) and Rosengard face Bayern (0-3 agg) on Thursday, whereas the match between Lyon and Paris Saint-Germain has been postponed on account of plenty of coronavirus circumstances within the Lyon squad.