(FC Gintra – Vålerenga 0-7) This year’s Vålerenga success continues: Away against FC Gintra in Lithuania, they secured the club’s first Champions League play-offs.
This after a match where Vålerenga overran the hosts in Lithuania. Sherida Spitse in particular was leading the way, and her good dead ball foot was involved in five of the goals when FC Gintra was beaten 7-0.
– This was great fun. It was a pretty big result in the end as well, so it was fun to continue in that way, goal scorer Synne Jensen told VG after the match.
In other words, the promotion to the last 16 of the Champions League was impressively secured:
20 minutes were played when Icelandic Ingibjörg Sigurdardottir headed in 1-0 after a good Spitse corner.
The Oslo team continued the pressure and got the payoff again. After about half an hour, the second of the match came. Rikke Madsen quarreled the ball in goal after another corner from Spitse before an own goal ensured that Vålerenga could go to the break with a solid 3-0 lead.
And Vålerenga continued after the break: Spitse was once again involved when she hit a beautiful free kick that was stabbed in goal by Dejana Stefanovic.
Just minutes later, Ajara Njoya put in the fifth – before another own goal and finally a goal from Synne Jensen ensured a 7-0 victory.
Both own goals came after corners from Spitse.
Jensen says that they were a little surprised by the level of the team from Lithuania, but also says that they had looked at analyzes that there was a difference between the league there and in Norway. FC Gintra has won the league for the last ten years. Now she is looking forward to exciting ways.
– Champions League is the coolest thing you can play, Jensen says.
The round of 16 finals in the Champions League will be played from 9 and 10 December. The draw is on November 24.