Bayern Munich decided against Gothenburg - in the third extra minute
Nine World Cup players in the starting eleven. Two in the German league three years in a row. Champions League semi-final last season. It was the class at the Bayern Munich that Gothenburg FC took on at Old Ullevi tonight. But the Gothenburg people resisted - until the third extra minute.
The goal of the first semi-final of the Champions League was to keep up with the German big club - and set the audience record of 5037 people.
First, Gothenburg succeeded - until the third extra minute. Team captain Melanie Leupolz played the keeper Mandy Islacker, who ran free in the penalty area and could easily put her second goal of the evening to 2-1.
Before that, Bayern Munich had taken the lead on penalty in the 75th minute. Taylor Leach dropped Linda Dallmann into the penalty area. Islacker was icy from eleven meters when she safely placed the ball at Loes Geurt's left post.
But Gothenburg would also get the chance from the penalty spot when Amanda Ilested ten minutes later demolished national teammate Julia Roddar. Elin Rubensson stepped forward - and put it safely 1-1.
The joy in Gothenburg was thus short-lived.
The return will be played in Germany on September 25.