Chelsea's English defender Jessica Carter (left) vies with Lyon's French defender Selma Bacha (right) during the UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-final second leg football match between Chelsea and Lyon at Stamford Bridge, in London, on March 30, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP)
LONDON - Chelsea reached the Women's Champions League semi-finals after a thrilling game against defending champions Olympique Lyonnais on Thursday, winning a penalty shootout 4-3 after the tie ended 2-2 on aggregate.
The hosts had the advantage after beating Lyon 1-0 in the first leg, but two goals from the French team and a last-gasp penalty for Chelsea sent the match to penalties.
The English side will next face Barcelona who crushed AS Roma 5-1 on Wednesday to go through 6-1 on aggregate.
Arsenal reached the semi-finals for the first time in 10 years after beating Bayern Munich 2-0 on Wednesday and will meet German side VfL Wolfsburg, who progressed after overcoming Paris St Germain 2-1 on aggregate.
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