Women’s Champions League: Paris Saint-Germain overthrows Olympique Lyonnais and qualifies for the semi-finals

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Great Parisians took advantage of Lyon’s weaknesses to overthrow their rivals and qualify for the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Paris Saint-Germain won 2-1 against a small Olympique Lyonnais in the quarter-final second leg of the Champions League. Thanks to this feat, the Parisiennes finally get their revenge on their eternal rivals from Lyon and find themselves in the semi-finals of the competition where they will face FC Barcelona.

Already very fit in the league with no defeats in the last 17 matches and first place on the podium, Paris Saint-Germain can boast, in addition to challenging Lyon’s supremacy, to have achieved a great feat by eliminating the septuples European champions in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. A great performance from the players of Olivier Echouafni who managed to be dangerous and did not give up, even after a goal conceded in the first moments of the meeting (4th).

Domineering the Parisians were able to practice a beautiful offensive game with eleven shots throughout the meeting like the strike of Sara Dabritz. The German striker took advantage of a nice deep pass and eliminated the opposing goalkeeper before sending his shot to the post (8th). Despite many strikes that ended out of the frame, Sandy Baltimore and her teammates never gave up.

It was not until the 25th minute that they found the net on a strike in the top corner of Grace Geyoro. With this goal scored against the Lyonnaises, the Parisiennes ended a black series of seven years without scoring a single goal against the Rhone club in C1. Winners in the double confrontation in terms of the number of goals scored away from home, they will meet FC Barcelona in the semi-final on April 24.

However, it did not take them long to enter the match since in the fourth minute, Catarina Macario opened the scoring on a discount from Delphine Cascarino. But once this goal was scored, the Lyonnaises became unrecognizable against Parisians not appalled but more motivated than ever. A lack of collective control and a lot of ball losses on the Lyon side allowed PSG to equalize and then take the advantage following a big mistake by Lyon captain Wendie Renard who scored a goal against his camp (61st).

The lack of pace will certainly have played against the Fenottes who had not participated in an official match for three weeks due to numerous cases of Covid-19 in the workforce. A slight boost of energy at the end of the meeting was not enough to reverse the situation. After five consecutive coronations in this competition, the players of Jean-Luc Vasseur stop this season, at the gates of the last four.

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