Umeå women beaten in UEFA final
The Local · 29 Apr 2007, 20:18
Published: 29 Apr 2007 20:18 GMT+02:00
Swedish club Umeå's dreams of winning the UEFA Women's Cup ended on Sunday following a 0-0 draw against British club Arsenal in the second-leg final match in the London suburb Borehamwood.
Umeå went into the tournament as favourites. The club is Europe's only full-time professional team, but part-timers Arsenal managed to hold them at bay. The London club won a 1-0 victory last Saturday in the first leg of the final.
Umeå came close to saving the match at times, with Ramona Bachman hitting the post and a shot by Marta bouncing a free kick off the bar. But Arsenal's strong defence led them to a win on aggregate.
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