Manchester Metropolis Ladies suffered an agonising defeat to Actual Madrid to crash out of the Champions League.
Claudia Zornoza’s first-half purpose despatched Madrid via to the group stage 2-1 on mixture after a 1-0 win on the Academy Stadium.
Hayley Raso hit the bar and Ellen White had a header cleared off the road as Metropolis dominated a lot of the sport.
After a 1-1 draw within the first leg in Spain, Metropolis, who reached the quarter-finals final season, seemed for an early purpose and Steph Houghton headed huge from a nook.
The hosts have been the higher aspect however virtually fell behind when Nahikari Garcia steered in after squeezing clear, solely to be denied by the offside flag.
However Madrid grabbed the lead on the evening and on mixture simply earlier than the break when Metropolis did not clear a nook which fell to an unmarked Zornoza and he or she drilled in a deflected effort past Karima Taieb.
The hosts ought to have levelled 11 minutes into the second half when White seized on a Madrid mistake and squared to Caroline Weir however the Scotland worldwide did not make contact with the purpose gaping.
9 minutes later, Metropolis once more got here nearer to a leveller when Raso wriggled into the field earlier than hitting the bar.
The hosts continued to dominate and White’s header was cleared off the road with 11 minutes left however they may not remaining a leveller to pressure extra-time.