Wolfsburg and Chelsea advance to the Women’s Champions League semi-finals after thrilling victories.

    Chelsea took a dramatic win over Lyon on penalties to advance to the semi-finals of the Women’s Champions League, saving the draw with a last-gasp penalty from Maren Mjelde after extra time.

    Despite winning last week’s first leg 1-0, Chelsea seemed destined for elimination when Sarah Dubritz drilled a shot into the bottom right corner in extra time after a shot from Venessa Gilles equalized.

    However, the entry to Lauren James gave Mjelda a chance to save the game at the last moment, and the Norwegian did not make a mistake in the eighth minute of stoppage time, bringing the fight to a shootout.

    James and Wendy Renard saved their shots before Jess Carter converted the ball, meaning Lyon’s Lindsey Horan had to score to keep the ball-holders in the competition.

    Chelsea’s Anne-Katherine Berger approached her from the right to parry Horan’s weak shot, securing the Blues an enticing semi-final against Barcelona, ​​who beat Emma Hayes’ team 4-0 in the 2021 final.

    Earlier on Thursday, the two-time champions Wolfsburg drew 1-1 at home against Paris Saint-Germain, recording a 2-1 overall success and playing in the semi-finals against Arsenal.

    After snatching the lead in the first leg thanks to a Dominik Janssen penalty in the French capital last week, Wolfsburg found themselves with two goals to spare when Alexandra Popp shot from outside the box 20 minutes into the match.

    The shot came somewhat out of the game after Kadidiatou Diani was scored for offside, but the striker could not be denied when she nodded at the half hour mark.

    Wolfsburg improved after the break and missed several chances to make the draw safe, but it didn’t matter much as PSG failed to score a decisive second goal.

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