Women’s Champions League: Lyon Feminines 2-1 Chelsea Women

Erin Cuthbert scored a a must always-possess away aim for Chelsea with 18 minutes to run

Erin Cuthbert’s successfully-taken away aim gave Chelsea hope for the 2nd leg as they misplaced to holders Lyon in their Girls folks’s Champions League semi-most keen.

Lyon, who possess won the title five times since 2011, led 2-0 after Magdalena Eriksson’s hold aim and Amandine Henry’s faint flick from a nook.

England’s Fran Kirby then had a penalty saved on the stroke of half-time.

However a ideal half-volley from Scotland’s Cuthbert seen a tantalizing Chelsea halve the deficit within the 2nd half.

Emma Hayes’ side are bidding to prevail within the most keen for the major time, whereas the French club are focusing on their eighth in 9 years, having dominated the competition in this decade.

However the Londoners had potentialities to catch more than factual one away aim, despite having to withstand several sessions of rigidity from the hosts.

The first-leg outcome arrangement Chelsea will progress to the most keen in Budapest on 18 Can also merely within the occasion that they have interaction next Sunday’s 2nd leg at Kingsmeadow 1-0 or by two goals or more if Lyon catch.

Things looked bleak for the Blues after Eriksson – who turned into as soon as trying to block the filled with life Delphine Cascarino’s shot – inadvertently diverted the ball previous Ann-Katrin Berger at her advance post.

It turned into as soon as an depressed 2nd hold aim in as many games for an otherwise resolute Eriksson, who also turned the ball previous Berger leisurely on in last Sunday’s Girls folks’s FA Cup semi-most keen loss to Manchester Metropolis.

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Then Chelsea went to sleep from Dzsenifer Marozsan’s left-fly nook, as the Germany midfielder curled the ball nearly instantly in, on the other hand it looked as if it may maybe maybe secure a splash off Henry on the advance post on its arrangement thru.

Amandine Henry turned into as soon as credited with Lyon’s 2nd – after getting the slightest of touches to a nook

The guests, though, had been developing promising openings of their hold and had the likelihood to catch in first-half stoppage time after Ramona Bachmann went down below Eugenie Le Sommer’s difficulty.

Kirby’s region-kick turned into as soon as straight at Sarah Bouhaddi, and the French keeper did successfully again moments after half-time to disclaim Chelsea’s Maren Mjelde from shut range.

Lyon – whose side included England most keen-support Lucy Bronze and Wales midfielder Jess Fishlock – persisted to locate more of the ball, sooner than Cuthbert’s fabulous strike from exchange Beth England’s knock-down.

The away aim gave the Blues a platform to make on, as they exclaim to add to this seasons’ aggregate wins over Paris St-Germain, Italian side Fiorentina and SFK 2000 Sarajevo of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The match turned into as soon as watched by a crowd of twenty-two,911 in Lyon, which turned into as soon as the largest attendance the competition has seen in a round sooner than the most keen.

In Sunday’s lots of semi-most keen 2nd leg, Spanish giants Barcelona won 1-0 at Bayern Munich to secure regulate of the tie and provides themselves a pleasant likelihood of reaching their first most keen.

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