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Chelsea final in sight for last four

Published: Wednesday 10 April 2013, 19.04CET
The lineup for the 23 May Stamford Bridge final will be decided over the next two weekends as Olympique Lyonnais meet FCF Juvisy Essonne and Arsenal LFC play VfL Wolfsburg.
by Paul Saffer
Chelsea final in sight for last four
Chelsea's Stamford Bridge will host the final ©UEFA.com
Published: Wednesday 10 April 2013, 19.04CET

Chelsea final in sight for last four

The lineup for the 23 May Stamford Bridge final will be decided over the next two weekends as Olympique Lyonnais meet FCF Juvisy Essonne and Arsenal LFC play VfL Wolfsburg.

The UEFA Women's Champions League semi-finals are played over the next two weekends with the 23 May final at Stamford Bridge, London the prize.

Holders Olympique Lyonnais welcome French rivals FCF Juvisy Essonne to the Stade de Gerland at 21.30CET on Saturday for the first leg of their tie, which will be decided eight days later.

Lyon are on a run of 35 straight wins in all competitions dating back to the second leg of last year's semi-finals on 22 April when they drew 0-0 at 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam having won 5-1 at home. That sequence includes three victories against Juvisy with nine unanswered goals. Lyon, who today clinched a seventh straight league title, are 13 points ahead of their third-placed Parisian opponents.

On Sunday at 15.00CET, Arsenal LFC welcome European debutants VfL Wolfsburg to Meadow Park for what is their sixth semi-final. Arsenal are yet to start their FA Women's Super League defence but showed their strength on Tuesday when they beat holders Birmingham City LFC 6-0 in the FA Women's Cup quarter-finals.

Wolfsburg lead the way in Germany this season and are hoping to emulate domestic rivals 1. FFC Frankfurt, Potsdam and FCR 2001 Duisburg, who all won the European title in their first entry. The return is on Sunday week at the VfL Arena.

Olympique Lyonnais (FRA, holders)
Best performance: winners 2011, 2012
Semi-final record: W3 L2
Top scorer: Louisa Necib 5

FCF Juvisy Essonne (FRA)
Best performance: first semi-final
Semi-final record: n/a
Top scorer: Camille Catala, Janice Cayman, Gaëtane Thiney 2

Arsenal LFC (ENG)
Best performance: winners 2007
Semi-final record: W1 L4
Top scorer: Jennifer Beattie, Kelly Smith 4

VfL Wolfsburg (GER)
Best performance: first entry
Semi-final record: n/a
Top scorer: Conny Pohlers 7 (competition all-time top scorer on 41 goals)

Tickets are on sale final at Chelsea FC's Stamford Bridge on 23 May priced at just £10 (€12) for adults and £5 (€6) for children.

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Last updated: 10/04/13 21.37CET

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