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Women C/League: Asisat seals Man City ladies ouster as Barca hit semis

Super Falcons and Barcelona forward Asisat celebrates with teammates Wednesday

 

Super Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala blew away chances in Barcelona ladies quarterfinal clash with Man City ladies on Wednesday, but still recovered to convert one as the Spanish side zoomed into the semi-finals.

Barcelona cruised into the semifinals on a 4-2 aggregate after winning the first league 3-0 and losing Wednesday’s tie 2-1.

City got off to an ideal start thanks to Janine Beckie’s 20th-minute opener, the Canada international prodding home after a scramble in the Barca box at a corner, but Asisat put the away side level and left City needing to score four to go through.

They managed to another one through a Samantha Mewis penalty but that was the end of the scoring and Barca will face one of Lyon or Paris Saint-Germain in the semis.

The all-French clash between the European champions and PSG will be played on April 18 after a wave of Covid-19 cases at Lyon forced the fixture to be postponed.

Lyon lead PSG by a single goal from the first leg at the Parc des Princes as they attempt to claim the top prize in European women’s football for a sixth straight year.On the other hand,Chelsea cruised into the semi-finals  after brushing aside Wolfsburg 3-0 to make the last four 5-1 on aggregate

Pernille Harder gave Chelsea the lead against her former team in Budapest — where both legs were played — with a 27th-minute penalty and four minutes later Sam Kerr effectively put the tie out of the Germans’ reach.

Fran Kirby made it a perfect afternoon for the Blues with nine minutes left, completing an impressive display against last year’s finalists.

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“I think it probably ranks as my favourite win in charge,” said Chelsea manager Emma Hayes, who has been Blues boss since 2012.

On Thursday Bayern Munich will aim to protect a 3-0 lead of their own against Rosengard in Malmo, with Chelsea awaiting them in the last four should they succeed as expected.

 

 

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