After Arsenal, who won the competition in 2007, the blues are the second English club to have reached the biggest game in European women’s club football.
Chelsea’s Pernille Harder, right, celebrates with Ji So-yun at the end of the UEFA Women’s Champions League semi-final match in the second leg. AP
Paris: Pernille Harder scored an important late goal and Fran Kirby scored two goals as Chelsea overcame a 2-1 first-leg deficit with a 4-1 win over Bayern Munich on Sunday and beat a Women’s Champions League final Barcelona denied. England international Kirby gave Chelsea the lead in the 11th minute at Kingsmeadow, ending a move she started in her own half after cleverly teaming up with Australian striker Sam Kerr / p> Sarah Zadrazil equalized with a thunderous shot from distance that hit the underside of the bar on the way in as Bayern regained the upper hand in the tie.
Ji So-yun gave Chelsea just before the break a 2-1 lead and steered deep into the corner, past an unsightly Laura Benkarth after she hit her first free kick against the wall.
The Danish striker Harder, who at the start of the Sai Son moved to Chelsea for a reported world record transfer fee, scored the winning goal in the 84th minute when she saw a header from a Jessica Carter free kick.
Kirby secured Chelsea’s spot in the final on Jan. May in Gothenburg, when she rolled into an empty net with the last kick of the game to score an overall 5-3 win.
“It means everything: we want to play the final. We believed from the first minute and showed a great performance, “said Harder.
” When (my goal) came into play, it was the best feeling ever. We were almost in the final and when Fran played the last it was just a relief. “
The Blues are the second English club to reach the biggest game in European women’s club football, after Arsenal, who won the competition in 2007 has.
“We’ve been through a lot together. I’ve been here for nine years – not only did it happen, it took a long time. I’ll have a nice chant and cry all the way home because I’m so happy, “Chelsea coach Emma Hayes told BT Sport.
” I think it’s important for English football that we do it have made it. English football is one of the best in the world and now we have to face another top team in Barcelona. “
It will be the first Champions League final without a French team since 2014, after Paris Saint-Germain finished 3rd overall : 2 was eliminated by Barcelona.
Lieke Martens scored two goals when Barcelona reached a second final in three years with a 2-1 win over PSG in the second leg of the semi-finals in Spain.
After a 1: 1 draw in France last weekend, Dutch winger Martens gave Barcelona the lead in eight minutes with an excellent curling goal at the Johan Cruyff Stadium.
She then came into play at the far post to give Barcelona’s half-lead Double hour, and hit a cross from Caroline Graham Hansen.
PSG, who ended Lyon’s five-year tenure in the quarter-finals, soon retracted a goal when Marie-Antoinette Katoto came out after a goal gap in a corner.
Jenni Hermoso, the competition’s top scorer this season, and Marta Torrejon both faced second place in Barcelona in the second half as the Spaniards held on to return to the final.
“Two years ago in Budapest we really lived the experience of our first Champions League final, but this time we will go to Gothenburg to win,” said Barcelona coach Lluis Cortes.
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Chelsea are preparing documents to tell the Super League they want to get out of the 12-team plan, said a person with knowledge of the decision.
In its decision, the court expressly forbade UEFA and FIFA to take “measures or measures or declarations or announcements that directly or indirectly hinder the implementation of the European Super League”.
“It is not sport if the relationship between effort and reward does not exist,” said Manchester City boss Guardiola of the European Super League. “It’s not a sport where success is already guaranteed. It’s not a sport if it doesn’t matter if you lose.”
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