• Barcelona and Chelsea in the final of the Women’s Champions League
  • The Parisiennes lose 3-2, cumulative score
  • Chelsea sideline Bayern 3-5, aggregate score

Several players expected to take part in the Tokyo 2020 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament shone in the two semi-finals of the Women’s Champions League which saw Barcelona and Chelsea advance to the final of a competition that neither club won. ‘never won.

The Spaniards opened the ball this Sunday with a 1-2 victory at home over PSG (1-1 in the first leg) thanks to Lieke Martens’ brace in the first half. Antoinette Katoto closed the gap after the Dutchwoman’s second goal, but the Catalan club held on until the final whistle. Barça will therefore play the next 16 in Gothenburg the second final in its history, after the one lost in 2019 against Olympique Lyonnais (4-1).

Martens has scored five goals in his last five appearances for Barcelona in all competitions.

Super Fran

Fran Kirby has a good chance of honoring her first appearance at the Olympics this summer, and her brace for Chelsea this Sunday should give the Englishwoman confidence to end the season on a high.

The striker of Blues opened the scoring after just 11 minutes after a combination with Australia’s Sam Kerr. Sarah Zadrazil’s jewel brought the Bavarians back to a level playing field, but Ji Soyun’s long shot allowed Chelsea to get back in front before flying away at the end of the match thanks to Danish Pernille Harderet at Kirby’s second pawn.

Chelsea’s victory is the first in six Champions League semi-final games, following a streak of four defeats and a draw.

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