Bayern Munich’s soccer players have taken a step towards the final in the Champions League. The German runner-up prevailed in the semi-final first leg against Chelsea with 2: 1 (1: 1) in the home stadium and has his sights set on reaching the final for the first time before the second leg on May 2nd in London.
In front of Bayern honorary president Uli Hoeneß and the reigning club boss Herbert Hainer, Sydney Lohmann (12th) and Hanna Glas (56th) met for the Munich women .). Thanks to this goal, a 1-0 second leg is enough for the Londoners to advance.
“The girls played a great game. We knew that Chelsea had some of the best players in the world on the offensive,” said coach Jens Scheuer after the game: “We were a bit more efficient in exploiting the goalscoring chances invested a tick more than the sum, so the victory is well deserved. “
Lohmann came after a mistake by the German national goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger from close range to the header. The guests, who had not had much offensive action up until then, happily equalized with Leupolz, who was headed by Marina Hegering in the penalty area and directed the ball into the goal.
Chelsea repeatedly put pinpricks through the former Wolfsburg-based Pernille Harder. After Klara Bühl captured the ball in midfield, Glas used her chance effectively for Munich’s renewed leadership, which, however, repeatedly wobbled. This was also the case in the 73rd minute when Chelsea’s Ji So-Yun hit the bar.