|European Champions Cup: Saracens v Glasgow Warriors|
|Saracens: (2-2 ) 56|
|Tries: Williams 2, Strettle Two, Barritt, George, Tompkins; Pens: Lozowski 3; Cons: Lozowski 6|
|Glasgow Warriors: (1-3 ) 27|
|Tries: Price, G Horne, Fagerson; Pens: Hastings 2; Cons: Hastings 3|
Saracens reached the Champions Cup semifinals with an clinical seven-try victory against Glasgow Warriors.
Glasgow scrum-half Ali Price and Saracens full-back Liam Williams both scored at a feverish first five moments.
Momentum swung Sarries’ way after attempts from David Strettle and Brad Barritt, before two Adam Hastings penalties reduced the hosts’ lead to eight.
However, Second Half scores for Williams, Strettle, Jamie George and Nick Tompkins secured the win for Saracens.
Replacement scrum-half George Horne and number eight Matt Fagerson scored consolation attempts for Glasgow, whose hopes of reaching the Champions Cup past four for the first time have ended.
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Mark McCall’s side were the only club to acquire all half of the pool point games and lasted this sort to reach a seventh Champions Cup semifinal.
England captain Owen Farrell was a late withdrawal after his wife went into labour, however Alex Goode revealed himself a worthy replacement together with his function in Saracens’ first score.
Centre Alex Lozowski had no problems carrying on kicking duties in Farrell’s absence either, missing only one of his 10 kicks.
Saracens’ strength was emphasized by the fact that, though Warriors’ defence was almost flawless in the first half, so it was perhaps not sufficient to hold the current English champions out.
After Strettle finally broke through to score, Barritt found distance to proceed over thanks to deft offloads from the Saracens backs.
Glasgow’s defence struggled more from the second half as Williams’ scythed through for his second try before Strettle intercepted Stafford McDowall’s pass to include five more points.
George then got on the score sheet after crossing into a driving maul and replacement Nick Tompkins completed a slick attacking move to take Saracens more than 50 points.
However, the game ended to a low for the hosts, as captain Barritt abandoned the field on the stretcher with a leg injury.
A big ask for Glasgow
Compared to Saracens’ pedigree, Warriors were contesting the Champions Cup knock out stages for only the next time and they had only won once from the sides’ previous 10 meetings.
Injuries to six of Glasgow’s players left the task even harder, even though they certainly were encouraged by the return of Scotland ago Stuart Hogg.
The 26-year-old,” that has been wounded for seven weeks, had a direct impact as he displayed impressive footwork to create distance for Cost to score at the left corner.
However, Hoggs’ kicking game let down him and Adam Hastings had to measure in that area – scoring an gutsy punishment from just inside Saracens’ half.
The full back was involved with Glasgow’s penultimate take to, locating a gap to ship replacement George Horne over before Fagerson added a third for the visitors.
Glasgow: Hogg; Steyn, McDowall, Johnson, Hughes; Hastings, Price; Kebble, Brown, Fagerson, Swinson, Cummings, Harley, Gibbins (c), Fagerson
Replacements: Bryce, Bhatti, Halanukonuka, Gray, Fusaro, G Horne, P Horne, Matawalu