Published: 10:31, March 31, 2023 | Updated: 10:36, March 31, 2023
Chelsea reach Women's Champions League semis
By Reuters

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.

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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.