Wednesday March 30th
UEFA WOMEN’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE QUARTER-FINALS 2ND LEG
1. FFC Frankfurt 0-1 FC Rosengård (Agg: 1-1 aet, Frankfurt won 5-4 on pens)
Slavia Praha SK 0-0 Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon won 9-1 on aggregate)
Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 FC Barcelona (Agg: 1-0)
ACF Brescia 0-3 VfL Wolfsburg (Agg: 0-6)
Rosengard got the only goal in Frankfurt to cancel out the holders’ first leg lead and force extra-time. With no further score forthcoming, a shootout ws required to seperate the teams. The sole unfortunate player to miss was Rosengard’s Sara Bjork Gunnarsdóttir, whose earlier goal had kept the Swedes in the game.
Wolfsburg replicated their previous scoreline against Brescia, winning 3-0 in Italy for a 6-0 aggregate result. A brace from Zsanett Jakabfi setled the tie, afterwhich Ramona Bachmann struck from distance and the hosts had Roberta D’Adda sent off late on.
Slavia Praha hosted Olympique Lyonnais in the Czech Republic and finished the tie with some credit, holding their French visitors to a goalless draw after a 9-1 mauling last week. It might have been more of the same though, as Lyon did register 3 shots at the home goal.
PSG got the only goal across both legs against Barcelona, winning their home leg last night. Paris dominated but were left grateful to a Brazilian double act 4 minutes from time, as recent acquisition Rosana came off the benc to cross for Cristiane to meet with a diving header past keeper Sandra Panos.
Semi-finals (23/24 April & 30 April/1 May)
Lyon v Paris Saint-Germain
Wolfsburg v FFC Frankfurt
Final (26 May, Stadio Città del Tricolore, Reggio Emilia, Italy)
Pictured – Paris Saint-Germain celebrate their late winner. (Photo: PSG)