Les Lyonnaises beat Juventus (3-1) on Thursday March 31 in Lyon, and will therefore play a 100% French semi-final of the C1 against their favorite rivals Paris Saint-Germain, qualified on Wednesday (2-2 ap) at the costs of Bayern Munich.
Beaten 2-1 in Turin, OL Women, seven-time European champions, opened the scoring through their Norwegian star Ada Hegerberg (33and) and immediately doubled the bet by Melvine Malard (35and). The American Catarina Macario seemed to put the Lyonnaises to safety (73and), but Andrea Staskova briefly revived the suspense by scoring for Juve (84and). Too late.
“It’s good for French football”
“It’s good for French football, which is the only country to have two representatives in the last four. It has often been said that football [féminin] French was losing momentum”, commented Sonia Bompastor, the coach of Lyon. “We are starting to get to know each other well with PSG. We still have room for improvement in the game. It will be up to us to prepare well,” added Lyon striker Ada Hegerberg.
The other semi-final will oppose the Spanish FC Barcelona, defending champions, who eliminated Real Madrid on Wednesday (3-1, then 5-2 at Camp Nou), to the Germans of Wolfsburg, who had Thursday a Arsenal failing (2-0), after going for the draw (1-1) in England.