A hat-trick from Janine Beckie helped to a 4-0 second-leg win over Lugano to seal their place in the Women’s last 16.

Leading 7-1 from the first leg, City picked up where they left off in Switzerland – Beckie lifting over the keeper after a pass from Keira Walsh.

The striker got on the end of a low Walsh pass to make it 2-0 and later lashed in to complete her treble.

Sub Pauline Bremer rounded the keeper to wrap up an 11-1 aggregate victory.

Last season’s Ss league runners-up offered little resistance, with City manager Nick Cushing able to take off Walsh and England skipper on the 55-minute mark, shortly after Beckie’s third goal.

The result means City better their efforts in the competition last season, when they were knocked out in the last 32 by .

Elsewhere, England winger scored twice as holders Lyon thrashed Russian side Ryazan 7-0 to complete a 16-0 aggregate victory.

Both City and Lyon will be seeded in Monday’s last-16 draw, with the games to be played on the 16-17 and 30-31 October.


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