Chelsea are through to Champions League semi finals

Women's Football

Chelsea defeated defending champion Lyon at Stamford Bridge in a decisive victory, sending Chelsea into the Women’s Champions League semi-finals.

Goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger produced two incredible saves during the thrilling penalty shootout to keep Lindsey Horan and Wendie Renard from winning and ignite raucous celebrations in London.

Once Chelsea won a penalty in the waning seconds of extra time while trailing 2-1 overall, the enthralling two-legged match came to an incredible conclusion.

Referee Ivana Martincic decided Lauren James had been fouled by Vicki Becho after a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) review, and Maren Mjelde stepped up under pressure to score the penalty kick and set up a shootout finale.

When the home crowd was standing while Chelsea composed themselves to provide the win they desired and secure a last-four match with Barcelona, Lyon’s players and staff were incensed.

After deflecting Horan’s sudden-death penalty, Berger went to the corner flag in celebration, and another member of her squad ran over to join her.

Chelsea will look back on this as one of their greatest triumphs ever as they go to the semifinals against London rivals Arsenal.

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