Virginia Torrecilla Sensed Something Special, But She Couldn’t Have Expected This 45-Yard Golazo

Montpellier midfielder Virginia Torrecilla unleashed a picture-perfect 45-yard lob against Brescia.

The UEFA Women’s Champions League Round of 16 wrapped up today, and the best goal of the round almost certainly belongs to Montpellier’s Virginia Torrecilla. The 23-year-old Spanish midfielder put the finishing touches on a 9-2 aggregate victory over Brescia with this inch-perfect 45-yard lob. 

Special mention must also go to attacking midfielder Sandie Toletti for hitting this cracker in the same match.

Montpellier won 6-0 on the night to secure its place in the quarterfinals. Other big winners included Barcelona, who defeated Gintra Universitetas 9-0 on aggregate, Manchester City, victors over Lillestrom 7-1 on aggregate, and defending champion Lyon, who crushed BIIK Kazygurt 16-0 on aggregate.

Sweden’s Linkoping, Chelsea, Wolfsburg and the Czech Republic’s Slavia Praha make up the remaining quarterfinalists. The draw for the quarterfinals will take place on November 24 in Switzerland with the two-legged matches to be played from March 21-29.

Lyon are again favorites in the competition, but Barcelona and Manchester City — both semifinalists last year — will be disappointed with anything less than a winners’ medal.

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