Maanuma’s brilliant performance helps Arsenal beat Bayern, while Barcelona advance to semis with narrow win against Roma

    Arsenal beat Bayern Munich 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium to end 2-1 on aggregate to reach the semi-finals of the Women’s Champions League.

    After heading to Lea Schuller in the first leg last week, Frida Maanum hit a sensational 20-yard try to equalize within 20 minutes of Wednesday’s return game.

    Six minutes later Stina Blackstenius landed a header to give Arsenal the lead for the first time in front of 21,307 spectators in north London.

    Jonas Eidevall’s team missed the chance to win the match, but finished the game and organized a meeting with the winners of Thursday’s match between Paris Saint-Germain and Wolfsburg.

    Barcelona had previously booked a spot in the semi-finals, where either Chelsea or Lyon await, with a convincing 5-1 win over Roma at the Camp Nou to seal a 6-1 aggregate win.

    Fridolina Rolfo scored two goals on either side of Maria Leon’s curler, and Barça, who finished second to Lyon last season, were out of sight before half-time.

    Asisat Oshoala scored the fourth goal a minute after the restart, and Patricia Guijarro headed her from around the corner, completing the rout.

    Competition debutants Roma recorded a couple of shots on goal with 40 minutes remaining, but for Barca it was all about their quest for a second European crown.

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