Rachel Corsie, the 23-year-old club captain, and top scorer Suzanne Lappin are both qualified CAs working for different firms in Glasgow's city centre, but are both prized equally by Eddie Wolecki Black, the City head coach.
It is expected to be made clear why tonight when his side take on Standard Liege in the Champions League. "Those two are really set the tempo of our team," said Wolecki Black. "If they set the standard high they could be inspirational and pull the rest of the players with them. Sometimes you need that in games with a lot of pressure."
Despite being the younger, Corsie is the better known of the pair and has captained Scotland when Gemma Fay has been unavailable, although Lappin - who had spells with Liverpool and Chelsea when her job took her to London - has been enjoying a remarkable season in her second spell with the club. Operating predominantly from an attacking midfield role, she has scored 29 goals in just 27 games this season. Four of them have been in Europe - including two in Liege. Her latest double came on Sunday in a match against Celtic and helped mark her birthday.
"Everybody looks at her goals but she brings far more to the team than that," said Wolecki Black. "Suzanne keeps the ball for us well and helps us defend. I've gone on record as saying she's one of the best female players we have had in this country. If she keeps going like this I'll be happy, that's for sure."
Lappin has returned to Scotland squad duty this season and came off the bench to score in World Cup qualifiers against the Faroe Islands and Bosnia-Herzegovina. If she adds to her total tonight it will be hard for Standard Liege to win the tie.
However, both players were yesterday playing down the prospect of meeting Arsenal in the next round, thus setting up a confrontation with fellow Scotland internationalists Kim Little, Emma Mitchell - a former City player - and teenager Caroline Weir. The London club are also managed by Shelley Kerr, the former Scotland under-19 coach. Arsenal lead CSHVSM-Kairat, the Kazakhstan champions, 7-1 in their tie and merely need to turn up at Meadow Park in Borehamwood to complete their passage into the last 16 to face either City of Liege.
"[Playing Arsenal] is not the motivation for wanting to win," said Corsie. "At the start of the season we said the last 16, and the quarter-finals for the first time, is where we wanted to be. We feel we've let ourselves down a bit when we've reached this stage before and that's another reason why we want to progress."