Manchester City Women 0-1 Real Madrid Femenino: Hosts fail to qualify for Women's Champions League

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After beating Manchester City, Real Madrid will be taking their place in the Women's Champions League group stage.

Manchester City was defeated 2-1 by Real Madrid in aggregate to miss the Women's Champions League group stage.

Real won the second round qualifier after a 1-1 draw in the first leg. Claudia Zornoza drove in.

It was harsh on the hosts who were the stronger side up until then.

Hayley Raso came closest to equalizing in the second period, but her powerful strike missed the crossbar.

City had another great opportunity moments earlier when substitute Ellen White made a mistake in defense. However, her pass was just outside Caroline Weir’s reach, with an open goal in front.

On a warm evening in Manchester's Academy Stadium, supporters turned out in large numbers hoping to witness some historic moments.

This season's competition was restructured with 16 teams in the group stage. City, who were quarter-finalists last year, wanted to be sure they would qualify.

However, despite a dominating possession, Gareth Taylor's team couldn't find a breakthrough. They failed to work the opposition goalkeeper enough and finished the game with one shot on target.

They did everything possible in the final stages, and White had a header hit off the line. However, Real Madrid's defense held firm to ensure that the Spanish side advanced to the group stage.