Goals from Jackie Groenen along with Mandy Islacker handed the visitors an excellent first half lead and even though the Blues produced a spirited following half display, halving the deficit on account of Nikita Parris, the German outfit hung on for your win.
The clash provided some other tough test against solid and experienced opposition, ahead of City’s honest Champions League quarter-final towards Fortuna Hjorring in Stroll.
The Blues started brightly but conceded in the run of play, as Groenen robbed Keira Walsh of Buy Fifa Coins possession in the final third, drove forward and drilled in to the bottom corner.
Parris almost levelled the actual score but was thwarted by means of Desiree Schumann, and the visitors almost doubled the power – only for Islacker blazed around.
Steph Houghton then found out a trademark free-kick correctly saved, before Frankfurt extended their lead soon after the half-hour mark, when a corner prompted chaos and Islacker pounced to aid convert from close selection.
Izzy Christiansen and Toni Duggan both had chances to claw City back the game but to no avail ahead of the break. However, Nick Cushing’s side came flying outside the blocks in the second half.
Christiansen spurned a glorious opportunity to score four minutes following restart, rounding the ‘keeper however firing wide, while Duggan and Anne Ross were also unsuccessful that includes a long-range effort and a fresh chest-and-volley.
Duggan then did adequately to weave her way inside box but drilled off-target, before the Blues pulled a mission back with 15 devices of normal time left over as Parris collected Christiansen’s excellent through-ball and coolly slotted residence.
Another Houghton free-kick within injury time provided City’s best chance to salvage a draw even so Schumann saved well to guarantee her side held on for victory.
City kick-off the 2017 advertising campaign against Danish outfit Fortuna after 23 March. The second leg occurs in the Academy Ground on 25 March. Cheer Cushing’s side on the semi-finals!