Women in Europe: Chelsea moves into its first Champions League final against Barcelona

Chelsea became the first English team to advance to the UEFA Women's Champions League final since the current format was adopted for the 2009-10 season.

The Blues overcame a 2-1 deficit from the first leg to beat Germany's Bayern Munich, 4-1, at home and advance to the final against Barcelona, 5-3, on aggregate. The championship game will be played May 16 in Gothenburg.

The aggregate series was tied 3-3 until Chelsea pulled away with late goals by Dane Pernille Harder and English star Fran Kirby.

In the eight years of the UEFA Women's Cup, only one English team reached the final. Arsenal beat Sweden's 1-0 in the two-leg final in 2007.

Sunday, May 2
Chelsea 4 Bayern Munich 1. (Goals: Kirby 10, 90+5, Ji 43, Harder 84; Zadrazil 29.)
(Chelsea wins 5-3 on aggregate.)
Barcelona 2 Paris SG 1. (Goals: Martens 8, 31; Katoto 34.)
(Barcelona wins 3-2 on aggregate.)

Barcelona reached the Champions League final for the second time in three years with a 2-1 win over Paris St. Germain. Lieke Martens scored both goals in the first half hour for Barca.

The game was played before 1,000 fans at the Estadio Johan Cruyff, Barcelona's training stadium, the first match with fans for either team for more than a year.

Alana Cook, who started the first leg and scored the tying goal for PSG, did not play in the second leg.



For only the third time a German team did not reach the Champions League final.
And it also marked only the third time that Lyon, which fell to PSG in the quarterfinals, did not advance to the championship game.

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