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Lyon The Way For Chelsea in CL semis.

ByGeff Mwangemi

Mar 31, 2023
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Lyon paves the way for Chelsea in CL semis after being knocked out of the Women’s Champions league by Chelsea in a Penalty shoot out at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea reached the semi-finals after Maren scored a controversial spot-kick in the 128th minute to level the tie on aggregate (2-2) leading to Penalty shoot outs.

Maren Mjelde celebrates after scoring for Chelsea to level the tie and send the two to penalty shoot outs as Lyon paves the way for Chelsea in CL semis. Photo courtesy.

Chelsea looked to be heading out on their home soil when Sara Dabritz came in as a sub and fired Lyon into a 2-0 lead in the second half of the extra-time. Sara’s goal added to the Vanessa’s strike in the normal time thus overturning the Chelsea’s one goal deficit from the first leg.

If the game could have ended 2-o in favor of Lyon, Chelsea’s head coach Emma Hayes could have been blamed for his defending tactic that failed to work out. Chelsea came into this match with a win from first leg and applied defensive technique to knock out Lyon. However, According to Sky Sport News, this did not turn out well as they conceded the first goal in normal time and a second goal in the extra time that could have knocked them out if not for the Var controversial spot-kick by Maren on the 128th minute that overturned the results once again making it a level of 2-2 on aggregate leading to penalty shoot outs.

According to Sky sport News, Laureen James turned out to be Chelsea’s savior deep into the injury time when she fell down inside the Lyon’s box after a challenge from Vicki Becho. The center referee Ivan Martincic was instructed by the Vedeo Assistant referee to have a look pitch side monitor. After a review of the Challenge, Ivana awarded Chelsea a penalty which was smashed to the top left corner of the net by the substitute Maren Mjelde leveling the aggregate to 2-2 thus resulting to penalty shoot outs. More News https://tuvibe.co.ke/man-shows-up-to-propose-rihanna-arrested/

As a result Chelsea knocked out Lyon on a 4-3 victory and they will be facing Barcelona in the Semi-finals first leg at Stamford Bridge in the weekend of April 22/23(date and time to be confirmed.) The second leg will be held at Nou Camp the following weekend(Date and time to be confirmed)

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