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Written by Oluwaseun Oyediji

In an entertaining quarter-final of the 2022/2023 UEFA Women’s Champions League (UWCL), Chelsea knocked out holders, Lyon from the tournament after an intriguing penalty shootout.

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Emma Hayes’s side had recorded a 1-0 win over Sonia Bompastor’s team in the first leg last week in France.

The Blues tried to contain the eight-time Champions League winners before Lindsey Horan’s cross in the 77th minute located Vanessa Giles who opened the scoring for the French side taking the game into extra time.

Sara Dabritz thought she had scored the winning goal for Lyon in the extra time after poking home Ada Hegerberg’s cross but Chelsea took the game to penalties in dramatic fashion.

Becho doubled Lauren James inside the box with the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) awarding a penalty to the host.

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Maren Mjelde converted the resulting spot kick to take the game into the lottery of penalties.

With Chelsea leading the shoot out 3-2, Wendie Renard missed the following spot-kick for Lyon.

Christine Endler saved James’s penalty before Dabritz and Jessica Carter converted for both sides.

Chelsea goalkeeper, Ann-Katrin Berger proved to be a heroine as she saved Horan’s penalty to take her side into the semi-final where Barcelona awaits the London side.

The semi-final match is a repeat of the 2021 final where Barcelona earned a 4-0 win to clinch its first Champions League title.


PSG forced Wolfsburg to a 1-1 draw in the early kick-off in Germany.

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Alexander Popp opened the scoring for the host with a superb strike from the edge of the box in the 20th minute.

Ten minutes later, Kadidatou Diani whose initial goal was canceled finally find the back of the net for the equaliser.

Both sides had chances in the second half to kill off the game but couldn’t convert.

Wolfsburg won the tie 2-1 on aggregate after a 1-0 victory in the first leg setting up a semi-final clash with Arsenal FC Women.

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