Braces from Ellen White and Sam Mewis, plus a Caroline Weir penalty, claimed an excellent 8-0 win on aggregate, after Gareth Taylor’s side had taken care of the Italian outfit 3-0 in the first leg.
Another dominant display and start kicked off a professional performance in Florence, as City cruised into the last eight for the third time in five seasons, having reached the semis in our first two attempts.
The future is bright. On to the reaction-
Gareth Taylor Reaction
“I thought the way we managed the game from the first to the last minute was excellent,” he said at his post-match press conference.
“We scored some good goals, made some great decisions around the edge of the box and all the players contributed.
“That has been one of the biggest shifts I have seen this season, our decision making in the final third. Earlier in the season that was an area we needed to improve on.
“You can see now, because we put the players in those situations a lot both in training and matches, that there is a bit of thought process that goes behind it now.
“I thought Lauren on one of the goals had a great pick out, I thought Chloe picked out players when she was in there, Janine as well and Ellen at the top end of the pitch.
“I thought there were some really good team goals and good decision making, which is key in the final third.”
“We are in the quarter-finals, so are other very good teams. We are a good footballing team that can score goals. We have earned the right to be there, but it doesn’t guarantee anything.
“We’ll try and keep at a level in terms of our aspirations, but understand that we are still a work in progress, with lots to improve on.
“What I love about this team is we make changes, we make tactical subs, normal subs, but it never really deters from the performance.”