PSG Women and their Barcelona counterparts have made it to the semi-finals of the UEFA Women’s Champions League.

PSG made light work of Häcken to progress to the Champions League semi-finals for the fourth time in five seasons by beating them 3-0.

Malawian Tabitha Chawinga fired home a left-footed strike inside the box after excellent work from Marie-Antoinette Katoto to open the scoring.  It was not much different after the break with the one-way traffic continuing yet it remained 1-0 moving towards the final quarter. The goals to seal the win eventually came in quick succession, Korbin Albert striking from distance before Katoto got the goal her play was worthy of.

PSG will now face off against eight-time winners Lyon in an all-French semi-final as they look to win their first ever Champions League.

In the other game, Barcelona progressed to their sixth consecutive Champions League semi-final after a 3-1 win against a determined Brann side handed them a 5-2 victory on aggregate over the Norwegians.

Barça broke Brann’s resistance through Aitana Bonmati. The Ballon d’Or winner got the ball on the turn, took two touches and fired home brilliantly to give her side a deserved lead.

By half-time, the hosts had had 14 shots to the visitor’s two, and it was a surprise it was just 1-0. It was more of the same after the break and Barça doubled their lead in the 57th minute.  Brann didn’t let their heads drop and pulled a goal back with just under 20 minutes to go, substitute Tomine Svendheim finishing smartly from a tight angle.

Rolfo almost instantly cancelled out that strike, cracking the post with a fierce shot, and Patricia Guijarro eventually did in the 88th minute, tapping home from close range.


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