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Paris St-Germain 1-2 Lyon (agg: 3-5): Eight-time winners set up Barcelona final

Written by on April 28, 2024

Lyon last won the Champions League in 2021-22 and are the most successful team in the competition’s history

Lyon beat French rivals Paris St-Germain at the Parc des Princes to set up a Women’s Champions League final against Barcelona.

Selma Bacha got Lyon off to the perfect start, scoring after three minutes with a low drive from the edge of the box to put her team 4-2 ahead on aggregate.

PSG hit back shortly before half-time when Tabitha Chawinga whipped the ball into the bottom right corner.

Melchie Dumornay scored late to give the visitors breathing space.

Record eight-time Champions League winners Lyon and defending champions Barcelona, who beat Chelsea in the other semi-final, will meet in the final at Athletic Bilbao’s San Mames on 25 May.

Lyon were wasteful in the reverse fixture for large periods, failing to score until the 80th minute and then netting three times in six minutes to pull off a remarkable turnaround and record a 3-2 victory on home soil.

It was a different story in the capital where Lyon struck after 125 seconds when a corner routine caught the hosts napping.

Bacha worked a one-two with Dumornay directly from the set-piece and was afforded far too much space to set herself on the edge of the penalty area before perfectly picking a spot in the corner.

There was a good response from PSG and the game was end to end, with half-chances for both sides. A fine reaction save from PSG goalkeeper Constance Picaud prevented an own goal after Jade Le Guilly inadvertently deflected the ball towards the target when trying to intercept a Lyon cross.

With the minutes ticking by in the first half, PSG’s hard work paid off as Chawinga grabbed her 28th goal of the season across all competitions to equalise.

Chawinga received the ball just outside the box and accepted the invitation to shoot as defenders backed off, firing firmly and accurately.

Lyon used all of their experience in the second half as they carefully picked moments to attack, knowing the hosts had to push on to equalise on aggregate.

With the game becoming stretched, Picaud was called into action by Dumornay, Lindsey Horan and Amel Majri.

Eventually the pressure told when Lyon hit on the counter and Haiti international Dumornay, who also scored in the first leg, rounded off a lovely flowing move to put the game to bed with nine minutes left.

Line-ups

Paris Saint-Germain Féminines

Formation 3-5-2

  • 16Picaud
  • 2Samoura
  • 19Gaetino
  • 5de Almeida
  • 28Le GuillySubstituted forVangsgaardat 73′minutes
  • 21BaltimoreSubstituted forMartensat 84′minutes
  • 14GroenenSubstituted forAlbertat 84′minutes
  • 8Geyoro
  • 7KarchaouiBooked at 57mins
  • 9Katoto
  • 22Chawinga

Substitutes

  • 1Kiedrzynek
  • 11Martens
  • 18Fazer
  • 20Vangsgaard
  • 23Tounkara
  • 24Albert
  • 25Folquet
  • 26Ebayilin
  • 29Traoré
  • 30Szperkowska
  • 33Elimbi Gilbert

Lyon Féminines

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Endler
  • 12CarpenterBooked at 56mins
  • 21Gilles
  • 3Renard
  • 4BachaSubstituted forMorroniat 90+1′minutes
  • 26Horan
  • 13Egurrola
  • 17van de DonkBooked at 12mins
  • 11DianiSubstituted forBèchoat 74′minutes
  • 6Dumornay
  • 20CascarinoSubstituted forMajriat 45′minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Morroni
  • 7Majri
  • 10Marozsán
  • 16Belhadj
  • 18Sombath
  • 19Sylla
  • 24Marques
  • 27Bècho
  • 30Benkarth
  • 32Mendy

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Paris Saint-Germain Féminines 1, Lyon Féminines 2.

  2. Second Half ends, Paris Saint-Germain Féminines 1, Lyon Féminines 2.

  3. Attempt missed. Melchie Dumornay (Lyon Féminines) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Damaris Egurrola following a fast break.

  4. Corner, Paris Saint-Germain Féminines. Conceded by Christiane Endler.

  5. Sakina Karchaoui (Paris Saint-Germain Féminines) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Foul by Perle Morroni (Lyon Féminines).

  7. Substitution, Lyon Féminines. Perle Morroni replaces Selma Bacha.

  8. Foul by Amalie Vangsgaard (Paris Saint-Germain Féminines).

  9. Christiane Endler (Lyon Féminines) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Corner, Paris Saint-Germain Féminines. Conceded by Selma Bacha.

  11. Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  12. Delay in match because of an injury Daniëlle van de Donk (Lyon Féminines).

  13. Substitution, Paris Saint-Germain Féminines. Lieke Martens replaces Sandy Baltimore.

  14. Substitution, Paris Saint-Germain Féminines. Korbin Albert replaces Jackie Groenen.

  15. Goal! Paris Saint-Germain Féminines 1, Lyon Féminines 2. Melchie Dumornay (Lyon Féminines) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Amel Majri following a fast break.

  16. Corner, Lyon Féminines. Conceded by Élisa de Almeida.

  17. Attempt blocked. Amel Majri (Lyon Féminines) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Melchie Dumornay.

  18. Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  19. Delay in match because of an injury Sandy Baltimore (Paris Saint-Germain Féminines).

  20. Substitution, Lyon Féminines. Vicki Bècho replaces Kadidiatou Diani.

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