Women's Champions League quarter-final report

Holders Lyon will take on Manchester City and Chelsea are to face Wolfsburg after they earned semi-final berths

Fran Kirby (right) after scoring for Chelsea against Montpellier
Fran Kirby (right) after scoring for Chelsea against Montpellier ©Getty Images

Montpellier 0-2/1-3 Chelsea (agg: 1-5)
Ji So-Yun and Erin Cuthbert gave Chelsea a hard-fought win in France and then Fran Kirby was the key in the return, scoring two including as penalty and making the other for Ramona Bachmann. The second leg attratced Chelsea's record crowd of over 3,000.

Wolfsburg 5-0/1-1 Slavia Praha (agg: 6-1)
Pernille Harder struck twice in the first leg and Ewa Pajor scored in both games as two-time winners Wolfsburg eased through.

Manchester City 2-0/5-3 Linköping (agg: 7-3)
The first leg was a solid win for City but the return was extraordinary. City led 4-0 at half-time in Sweden with Georgia Stanway on target twice but Marija Banušić pulled two goals back to give the Swedish champions (whose return next season is already confirmed) brief hope of at least drawing on the night.     

Lyon 2-1/1-0 Barcelona (agg: 3-1)
Barcelona were close to a surprise draw against the holders last week before Ada Hegerberg struck with ten minutes left, her competition record-equalling 14th of the season on a night when Camille Abily came off the bench to make her 78th appearance in UEFA women's club football, one ahead of Emma Byrne's previous best. Eugénie Le Sommer got the only goal of the return watched by Barcelona record's crowd of 12,178, while the first leg at Parc OL was watched by 15,104, the most ever for a quarter-final.

  • Road to Kyiv

Semi-finals (22 & 29 April)
Chelsea v Wolfsburg
Manchester City v Lyon

  • England has two semi-finalists for the first time: only Germany and France have previously achieved this.
  • Chelsea, in their first semi-final, have gone out to Wolfsburg in both previous entries, in the round of 16 in 2015/16 and the last 32 in 2016/17.
  • Lyon are in a record ninth semi-final, one ahead of FFC Frankfurt, who they share the bests of four titles and six finals with.
  • Lyon knocked out then debutants City in last season's semi-finals (though the English club's second-leg away win was OL's last defeat to date). Since then Lucy Bronze has moved from City to Lyon and Pauline Bremer has gone in the opposite direction.

Final: 24 May – Valeriy Lobanovskiy Dynamo Stadium, Kyiv

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