Barcelona and PSG narrowly win away in UEFA Women’s Champions League

UEFA Womens Champions League - Brann v Barcelona - Aasane Arena
Barcelona’s matchwinner Salma Paralluelo takes a shot against Brann. (Ane Frosaker / SPP)

Barcelona and PSG both narrowly won their UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-final away leg ties after being pegged back at SK Brann and BK Hacken respectively.

Caroline Graham Hansen had Barcelona ahead after only nine minutes, her deflected shot beating keeper Aurora Mikalsen.

Brann went in at the break on level terms, Signe Gaupset and Justine Kielland combining to set up Cecilie Kvamme for a 39th-minute equaliser.

With 18 minutes to go, Aitana Bonmati’s cut-back found Salma Paralluelo, who turned to squeeze in the winner for Barca.

UEFA Womens Champions League Quarter Final - BK Hacken v Paris Saint-Germain - Hisingen Arena
Tabitha Chawinga (22 PSG) and Aivi Luik (3 Hacken) in a battle for the ball. (Peter Sonander/SPP)

Eva Gaetino put PSG ahead via the post after a header by Sakina Karchaoui from Tabitha Chawinga’s free kick was parried by Jennifer Falk.

Hacken were level approaching half time, Rosa Kafaji heading home the rebound after her penalty was saved by Katarzyna Kiedrzynek.

Chawinga restored the lead with 16 minutes to go, when an Amalie Vangsgaard cross found her unmarked in front of goal.

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