After a well-deserved 2-0 victory in the quarter-final first leg against PSG, Chelsea women traveled to Paris to wrap up the tie and secure their second semi-final appearance in as many years.
PSG 2-1 CHELSEA
Huuuuuuuuuuge goal to win the tie on aggregate in the dying moments! Mjelde with the excellent finish, Carney with the great cross.
PSG 2-0 CHELSEA
Horrible own goal from Berger. It’s now level on aggregate at 2-2.
PSG 1-0 CHELSEA
Diani scores to get PSG into the tie, Chelsea still lead 2-1 on aggregate.
PSG starting lineup (4-3-3):
Endler | Cook, Hernandez, Berglund, Perisset | Geyoro, Wang, Formiga | Lawrence, Katoto, Diani
Substitutes from: Glas, Bruun, Zamanian, Baltimore, Kiedrzynek, Diallo, Morroni
Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Berger | Andersson, Ericsson, Mjelde, Blundell | Ingle, Spence | Carney, Ji, Bachmann | England
Substitutes from: Lindahl, Bright, Carter, Riley, Kirby, Engman, Cooper
Date / Time: Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 18:00 GMT (19:00 local)
Venue: Stade Jean-Bouin, Paris, France
On TV/Streaming: Chelsea TV & The Fifth Stand app
The first leg was in the balance until the 73rd minute when Hannah Blundell broke the deadlock with a sweet left-footed shot over the keeper, and Erin Cuthbert made sure two minutes from time. The only dampener on the game was Cuthbert’s yellow card which means she’ll miss the match in Paris - but with Fran Kirby likely to replace her in the starting lineup, it is only a minor concern for the Blues.
Chelsea will have to be cautious however, as the Parisians had their chances at Kingsmeadow, and are more than capable of a overturning a first leg deficit; on their run to the final two seasons ago, they cancelled out a 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich with a 4-0 win in the quarter-final.
With qualification to next year’s competition via the league looking less and less likely, winning the competition is the Blues’ best chance of playing European football again next season.
The winner of the tie will play either Lyon or Wolfsburg in the semi-final. Their second leg is also tonight, with Lyon currently leading the tie 2-1.