#UWCL: All-English final one step away

Chelsea’s Fran Kirby (right) celebrates with Ramona Bachmann. (Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire)

Chelsea will face Wolfsburg in the semi-finals, while Manchester City take on Lyon, whom they lost to at the same stage last season.

Wednesday 28th March
UEFA WOMEN’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
QUARTER-FINALS 2ND LEG
Barcelona 0-1 Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon won 3-1 on aggregate)
Chelsea 3-1 Montpellier (Agg: 5-1)
Linkopings 3-5 Manchester City (Agg: 3-7)
Slavia Praha 1-1 Wolfsburg (Wolfsburg won 6-1 on aggregate)

Kirby couple sends Chelsea through

Chelsea scored early in each half on the way to a 3-1 victory over Montpellier, watched by a crowd of just over 3,000.

Fran Kirby gave the Blues the perfect start, taking advantage of a mistake to run clear and finish.

A Montpellier counter-attack saw former Chelsea player Sofia Jakobson spectacularly lobs Hedvig Lindahl to make it 1-1.

Kirby picked out Ramona Bachmann who curled home to restore the hosts’ lead, before Ji So-Yun won a penalty which Kirby fired into the bottom corner.

Stanway double helps City seal progress

Manchester City will again play Lyon in the Champions League semi-finals, after easing to victory away to Sweden’s Linkopings.

Two up from the home leg, Nick Cushing’s side had the tie sewn up by the break by which time they led 4-0 on the night.

Jane Ross headed City in front and Georgia Stanway then fired home twice from almost the same spot, with Jen Beattie then nodding home a corner.

Marija Banusic replied twice for the hosts, the second from a penalty, after which Izzy Christiansen volleyed in Nikita Parris’s cross and Tove Almqvist got a third for Linkopings.

Le Sommer sends Lyon into semis

Barcelona had over 12,000 inside the Mini Estadi for the visit of Lyon but the holders not only successfully defended a 2-1 first-leg advantage but scored to win 3-1 0verall.

An effort by Eugenie le Sommer just after the hour mark was judged to have crossed the line before being cleared and Lyon were on their way to a tournament record ninth semi-final.

Slavia hold Wolfsburg 

Five down from the away match, Slavia Praha reduced the arrears with a Petra Divišová goal after half an hour.

Ewa Pajor levelled midway through the second half, for a 6-1 aggregate result.