Lyon come back strong to beat PSG 3-2 in Women’s Champions League semi-final first leg – theSun

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Lyon come back strong to beat PSG 3-2 in Women’s Champions League semi-final first leg – theSun


OLYMPIC Lyon produced a superb late comeback to win 3-2 at home to Paris St Germain in their all-French UEFA Women’s Champions League semi-final first leg on Saturday, with all three Lyon goals coming in the 10 last minutes.

Lyon, whose eight Champions League titles make them the most successful club in the competition’s history, started well and applied plenty of pressure, but PSG absorbed it comfortably before hitting them with a pair of punches.

PSG striker Marie-Antoinette Katoto opened the scoring in the 44th minute as Lyon defender Ellie Carpenter went down, giving her just enough space to fire a low shot into the net despite losing her goal. balance in the process.

Three minutes into the second half, Katoto struck again. Played onside by Selma Bacha, Katoto latched on to a blocked shot and quickly pulled the trigger to double her team’s lead.

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The goal provoked a strong response from Lyon, but it took them until the 80th minute to come back, with Kadidiatou Diani slotting the ball into the bottom left corner to set up a frantic finish.

Five minutes later Lyon were level when Melchie Dumornay curled a sensational strike into the top corner, and a minute later substitute Amel Majri grabbed the winner with a superb turn and shot.

Earlier in the day, Chelsea recorded a sensational 1-0 victory over Barcelona in their semi-final first leg, with Scotland midfielder Erin Cuthbert scoring the only goal of the match in the 40th minute to hand Barca their first defeat of the season. .

Chelsea host Barcelona for their second leg at Stamford Bridge next Saturday, while Lyon travel to PSG on Sunday for the second leg of their tie.

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