Hegerberg on target as Lyon set up PSG Champions League showdown
Paris (AFP) – Former World Women’s Footballer of the Year Ada Hegerberg scored one of the goals that helped Lyon win 3-1 against Juventus and face the semi-final of the Champions League on Thursday. Champions League against French rivals Paris Saint-Germain.
Norway star Hegerberg opened the scoring in the 33rd minute, fending off a cross from the left from Selma Bacha.
It drew 2-2 in the quarter-finals after the Italians beat the first leg 2-1.
Two minutes later, the seven-time champions Lyonnais were ahead on the night and in the draw thanks to Melvine Malard who headed in a cross from the American international Lindsay Horan.
Another American, Catarino Macario added the third after 63 minutes before Andrea Staskova grabbed a late consolation for Juventus.
Earlier, former Arsenal star Jill Roord scored as Wolfsburg beat the London side 2-0 to set up a semi-final clash with holders Barcelona.
Dutch international Roord, who spent two seasons with the English club before leaving for Germany in 2021, opened the scoring after just nine minutes after Arsenal failed to clear a corner.
Wolfsburg continued to dominate and ill-fated Lea Williamson netted her own goal in the 73rd minute as she tried to block a dangerous cross from Iceland international Sveindis Jane Jonsdottir.
The win gave Wolfsburg a 3-1 aggregate victory after the first leg of their quarter-final ended 1-1 in London last week.
“We were very dominant, especially in the first half. We defended a bit differently in the second half, but the way we executed our game plan in 90 minutes was excellent,” said Wolfsburg coach Tommy Stroot.
Arsenal manager Jonas Eidevall lamented what he saw as his side’s misfortune.
“A lot of things happened. I think we could have played better in the first half. We knew it was going to be a game with nice margins and it was, but we hit the bar, the post and they didn’t follow our way,” he explained.
A world record crowd for a women’s game of 91,553 on Wednesday saw Barcelona progress to the semi-finals by beating Real Madrid 5-2 at Camp Nou on Wednesday to seal an 8-3 victory on aggregate.
Paris Saint-Germain needed extra time to secure a 2-2 home draw with Bayern Munich to progress 4-3 on aggregate.