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Girls’s Champions League outcomes: Semifinals set as Chelsea remove OL, be a part of Arsenal, Barcelona, Wolfsburg

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There will likely be a brand new UEFA Girls’s Champions League winner after Chelsea eradicated defending champions Olympique Lyon on penalty kicks in the course of the quarterfinal spherical. It’s the first time in 9 years the eight-time Champions League-winning Lyon is not going to characteristic within the UWCL semifinals. The blues are off to the following spherical behind an enormous efficiency by goalkeeper Ann Katrin Berger who made two penalty saves. They’ll face FC Barcelona within the semifinal. With Wolfsburg and Arsenal on the opposite facet of the bracket, it is also the primary time in historical past that two English groups are within the semifinals.

This is the schedule for the following spherical and Champions League remaining:

Champions League semifinals 

First leg – Saturday, April 22

  • Wolfsburg vs. Arsenal
  • Chelsea vs. Barcelona

Second leg – Saturday, April 29

  • Arsenal vs. Wolfsburg
  • Barcelona vs. Chelsea

Closing 

Saturday, June 3

  • Winner semi-final 2 vs Winner semi-final 1 (16:00)

Chelsea and Lyon play a historic quarterfinal

The Blues held a 1-0 mixture into the second leg towards Lyon and the 2 sides wanted penalty kicks to find out a spot within the semifinals. The early phases of the sport had been only a preview of the later drama that unfolded, as Chelsea striker Sam Kerr struggled to discover a window of alternative between Lyon defenders Wendie Renard and Vanessa Gilles.

Blues midfielder Melanie Leupolz was subbed out after a bloody collision with Lyon’s Danielle van de Donk, and simply minutes later the opening aim lastly arrived. Gilles offered the breakthrough aim for Lyon in the course of the 77th minute and leveled the aim mixture off a nook kick alternative. 

The reigning title holders snatched momentum as regulation closed out and Chelsea struggled to discover a game-winner inside the preliminary 90 minutes. The French facet pulled forward in additional time with a aim by substitute Sara Dabritz, however a penalty kick conversion by Maren Mjelde in time beyond regulation stoppage leveled the match and despatched the sport into penalties.

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The quarterfinal rapidly advanced right into a legendary sport for UWCL competitors, and Katrin Berger delivered a heroic ending for Chelsea. The Blues keeper made penalty saves on Lyon captain Renard and U.S. girls’s nationwide group star midfielder Lindsey Horan.

Barcelona, Arsenal, and Wolfsburg additionally advance

FC Barcelona punched their ticket to the semifinal after a two-leg sequence towards AS Roma that ended 6-1 in mixture. Wolfsburg eradicated Paris Saint-Germain after a slim 1-1 draw within the first leg. The German facet pulled forward of PSG on a penalty transformed by Dominique Janssen. Arsenal had been down one aim after their first leg towards Bavarian giants Bayern Munich. The London facet scored two objectives within the second leg to cement their place into the semifinals.

Barcelona will face Chelsea within the semifinals as the 2 facet gear up for a rematch sequence of the 2021 Champions League remaining. Arsenal and Wolfsburg will sq. off within the semifinals for a spot within the UWCL remaining. 

What’s subsequent

UWCL first leg semifinals start April 22. Arsenal has introduced 5,000 tickets bought for his or her second-leg house match. Chelsea’s consequence retains the window open for a doable all-English Champions League remaining in Eindhoven on June 3. 



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