Yallop’s UEFA Women’s Champions League bid still alive in Norway

By: Samuel Green, W-League.com.au

Tameka Yallop’s Klepp IL have taken the race for a UEFA Women’s Champions League place to the final round of the Norwegian Toppserien.

Yallop was named in the starting line-up as third-placed Klepp stormed to a 4-0 victory in the final home game of the 2019 season against Arna-Bjørnar at Klepp Stadion on Saturday night AEDT.

Elisabeth Terland opened the scoring on 10 minutes before the Norwegian under-19 international netted her fourth goal in three games with eight minutes remaining.

The hosts rallied in the closing stages when Jamaica international Havana Solaun made it three on 86 minutes and Matilde Alsaker Rogde wrapped up the win on 89 minutes.

LSK Kvinner have already sealed their seventh title in eight years to clinch an automatic spot in the UEFA Champions League Round of 32, while the second-placed side in Norway’s top flight earns a qualifying round berth.

Klepp lie two points behind Vålerenga in the race for second heading into the last match of 2019.

Brisbane Roar’s all-time top goalscorer Yallop has signed to rejoin the club for the Westfield W-League 2019/20 campaign, after spending a season at Melbourne City in 2018/19. 

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