Chelsea have turn out to be the second English facet to achieve a Ladies’s Champions League closing as they beat Bayern Munich 4-1 at Kingsmeadow, giving them a 5-Three triumph on mixture.
Emma Hayes’ facet trailed 2-1 from the primary leg final week however Pernille More durable’s 84th-minute header and a really late fourth from Fran Kirby booked a Gothenburg date with Barcelona in two weeks’ time.
Kirby had put Chelsea forward with a aim cancelled out by a surprising strike from Sarah Zadrazil however Ji So-yun restored the lead earlier than half-time.
Arsenal, the champions in 2007, have been the one earlier English facet to achieve a closing, whereas Hayes is the primary feminine supervisor to make it this far because the competitors was rebranded in 2009.
Victory additionally saved Chelsea, who had misplaced twice within the semi-finals within the final three years, in with an opportunity of a membership double, with the lads’s staff additionally within the final 4.
The house facet started properly and have been rewarded with a tremendous aim within the 10th minute, Kirby taking part in a skilful one-two with Sam Kerr earlier than slotting the ball into the underside nook.
Solely a wonderful block from Jess Carter denied Lineth Beerensteyn from equalising 5 minutes later, however Bayern have been degree simply earlier than the half-hour mark.
It was a second of actual high quality from Zadrazil, who picked up the ball 25 yards from aim after a nook had been cleared, took a contact after which smashed it into the highest nook.
The guests had a golden likelihood to say a treasured second away aim within the 38th minute when Beerensteyn received the ball in midfield and performed in Schuller, who shot extensive.
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Two minutes earlier than the break, Chelsea went again in entrance by means of Ji. Her free-kick hit the Bayern wall however, when the ball got here again to her, she bobbled a shot previous the unsighted Laura Benkarth and into the underside nook.
Bayern started the second half with better impetus however extra good defending from Carter saved Chelsea in entrance, and the stress grew because the minutes ticked by.
Chelsea had did not create one other clear-cut alternative till the 84th minute, when More durable dramatically scored a 3rd aim for the hosts.
A free-kick to the close to publish from Carter caught out Bayern and More durable nipped in to flick a header into the online.
There was nonetheless hazard for Chelsea, with one aim for Bayern sufficient to vary the outcome.
Kerr ought to have scored one other on the break and solely determined defending saved out the Germans, with keeper Benkarth ahead, earlier than a break ended with Kirby slotting into an empty web.
Earlier, Barcelona beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 for a 3-2 victory on mixture. All of the targets got here within the first half. Lieke Martens put Barca two up, Marie-Antoinette Katoto rapidly pulled one again however the Catalan facet held on.