Shirley will play their third final
The Costa Rican Shirley Cruz Trana wheel yesterday wrote a new chapter in its long experience in European football, to qualify for his third consecutive final of the Champions League women. Costa Rica
The Josephine, 26, got together with her colleagues in Lyon (France), current monarch of the European Football Union (UEFA), after deletion of three-time visitor to Germany, FC Turbine Potsdam.
“This is the result of the work of several years. I go to my third final and I’m happy about that. Now we just meet the goals of winning the Champions Trophy and stay in Lyon, “the policy on his way to the airport in Berlin, before returning to Lyon.
Cruz had participated as a starter in the previous two finals.
At the end of 2010, the Potsdam won, 7-6, on penalties after the game ended, 0-0, for 120 minutes to Levante (Spain), while in 2011, the Lyon won, 2 - 0, in London (England).
“Since I came to France, I never imagined getting to play among the best clubs in Europe for three years running. Now that I am, I will enjoy it and take it very buesnas am with players to raise my level, “he confessed.
This semi-final second leg ended yesterday, 0-0, in Potsdam, which advanced with the Gallic club aggregate score of 5-1, thanks to the difference of four goals for who won the April 15 in Lyon.
“We are placing a lot of respect in Europe,” he said.
The policy played the whole game yesterday, as a holding midfielder and enjoyed three chances at minutes 7, 53 and 58, which could not materialize, according to official figures from UEFA.
Everything went uphill with the red card of his partner gala, the attacker Elodie Thomas (60 ‘).
“The first half was even. The Germans had options and we. After the expulsion of Thomas, he changed completely and it was very hard. We ended up defending, but it fulfilled the goal of going to the final. ”
Shirley spoke of the celebration. ”All we saw each other in relief, a little tired, and we said ‘is over, we are in the final’ … When we entered the dressing room was when we shout for joy. ”
Lueo revealed that the return to Lyon, the campus would have a private celebration at a restaurant.
The challenge. The new end of Lyon will now be against another German club, FC Frankfurt, who yesterday knocked out Arsenal Ladies English with a 4-1 overall after beating London 2-1 in territory and overcome 2-0 Saturday in Germanic soil .
The final was scheduled for Thursday May 17 to come, in Munich, Germany, two days before the final of the Champions League men in the same city.
Cruz said only receive a monetary prize if they manage their second European scepter.