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Women's Champions League: Lyon, defending champion, out on penalties by Chelsea


The Lyonnaises, defending champions and beaten at home in the first leg (0-1), gave in on penalties against Chelsea this Thursday in the quarter-final second leg of C1 (1-2 after, 4-3 on pens).

Joined in the last seconds of extra time after a very questionable penalty, Lyon was eliminated by Chelsea on penalties (0-1, 2-1, 4-3 pens), Thursday, in the quarter-finals of the Champions League female of which he was defending champion.

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After the elimination of Paris SG a little earlier, by Woflsburg (1-0, 1-1), there will be no French club in the last four of the C1 for the first time since 2014.

OL believed in it

OL started well before suffering for almost the entire game.

Faced with more enterprising English players in the game and in better control, the Lyonnaises however managed to open the scoring in the 76th minute through Vanessa Gilles.

The suspense was completely revived.

In the lead at the end of regulation time, the players of Sonia Bompastor therefore snatched the extension, during which they mastered the debates.

Witness Sara Däbritz's second Lyon goal in the 110th minute, which sounded like a deliverance for a Lyon qualification obtained with character at the end of the effort.

The 123rd minute, the turning point of the match

Problem, Vicki Becho, who came into play in the 73rd minute, slightly broke Lauren James (sister of Reece James present in the stands) in the 123rd minute in the area.

If apparently nothing seemed abnormal, the video assistance to the arbitration came to catch up with the French hopes of qualification.

Maren Mjelde then delivered Stamford Bridge by perfectly converting his penalty which sent everyone into an unbreathable penalty shootout.

Result of the races, Lyon tension and English "momentum", Wendie Renard and Lindsey Horan both missed their attempt, sealing the fate of the meeting and sending Chelsea to the semi-finals of the Champions League.

The Blues will face Barcelona.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2023-03-31

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