30 April 2022

Holders Barcelona to face seven-times winners Lyon in Champions League final

30 April 2022

Barcelona will defend their Women’s Champions League title against seven-time winners Lyon after the French side beat compatriots Paris St Germain 2-1 in their semi-final second leg.

The holders progressed 5-3 on aggregate despite a 2-0 defeat at Wolfsburg on Saturday, when Tabea Wassmuth and Jill Roord scored for the German league leaders.

The other semi-final was more finely-poised after Lyon’s 3-2 win at home in the first leg.

Norwegian Ada Hegerberg, the competition’s all-time leading scorer, scored in the 14th minute to tip the second leg in Lyon’s favour.

Hegerberg was denied a second by VAR shortly after the interval and PSG responded with an equaliser on the night from Marie-Antoinette Katoto.

But Wendie Renard’s header seven minutes from time secured Lyon a 5-3 aggregate success and a date in Turin next month.

The French club had won five Champions League titles in a row before Barcelona ended their run last season and have featured in nine of the last 12 finals.

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