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OL see off Wolfsburg, move one step closer to Budapest

Published on 27 March 2019 at 8:05 PM
Wolfsbourg - OL (UWCL) : les Lyonnaises au rendez-vous du dernier carré ! (2-4)
Eugénie Le Sommer scored a brace, and Dzsenifer Marozsán and Wendie Renard (penalty) added goals of their own as Lyon won 4-2 (6-3 aggregate) Wednesday night to book their spot in the Women's Champions League semifinals, where they'll face Chelsea.

  AS IT HAPPENED .

8'. Marozsan gives OL a dream start by scoring from a free kick. 0-1
25'. Hegerberg is fouled inside the box, and Renard converts from the spot. 0-2 
42'. Neto's attempt on goal causes no problems for Bouhaddi. 
53'. Harder tucks it away at the far post as Wolfsburg strike back. 1-2
55'. The hosts pull even on Harder's header. 2-2
60'. Le Sommer responds with a header of her own to put Lyon back in front. 2-3
65'. Bouhaddi makes a crucial save to deny Pajor.
80'. Le Sommer strikes again and puts the series to bed for OL. 2-4


 THE MATCH  

OL took a huge step towards the Women's Champions League final Wednesday night with a 4-2 (6-3 aggregate) with at Wolfsburg to seal their spot in the last four of the tournament. 

 

The three-time defending champs lined up with a 4-2-3-1 formation in Germany, with Selma Bacha the only change in Reynald Pedros' Starting XI compared to last week's 2-1 victory at Groupama Stadium. Just like in the first leg, we struck first and struck early - this time with Dzsenifer Marozsan opening the score (8', 0-1) via a free kick. The lead was doubled shortly after when Ada Hegerberg was fouled inside the box, allowing captain Wendie Renard to convert from the spot (25 ', 2-0) and put the visitors at ease ahead of the break.

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OL let their guard down in the second half and were quickly punished for it. Harder pulled one back for the hosts with an efficient finish from close range (53 ', 1-2), only to make it a brace just moments later  (56', 2-2) with a header. The AOK Stadion suddenly came to life as the momentum shifted the home team's way. But Eugenie Le Sommer put things back in their place at the hour mark (60', 2-3) with an unstoppable header, notching a brace of her own in the final minutes (80', 2-4) after a flawless service from Delphine Cascarino.

 

Now it's on to the semifinals, where the champs will face a Chelsea side that eliminated Paris Saint-Germain in dramatic fashion. Game on...


 THE STAT 

41

With Wednesday night's brace, Eugénie Le Sommer reached 41 goals in the Women's Champions League - surpassing teammate Ada Hegerberg (40 goals) and moving into sixth place all-time in the competition. She's now within striking distance of two other Lyon legends: Lotta Schelin and recently retired Camille Abily (42 goals). Le Sommer's latest tally gives her 254 goals in 283 games in all competitions.

  

 
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BOX SCORE .

AOK Stadion, Wolfsbourg.

UWCL (quarterfinal, second leg)Vfl Wolfbsourg – OL 2-4 (0-2)Attendance: 4,445. 

Referee: Lina Lehtovaara (FIN).

Goals: Marozsan (8'), Renard (25'), Le Sommer (60', 80') for OL. Harder (53', 56') for Wolfsbourg. 

Bookings: Neto (11'), Gunnarsdottir (83') for Wolfsbourg. Bronze (21'), Hegerberg (58') for OL. 

Vfl Wolfsbourg: Schult – Peter, Fischer (cap.), Goessling, Maritz – Neto (46', Wolter) – Hansen (81', Minde), Gunnarsdottir, Harder, Popp – Pajor (83', Doorsoun). Coach: Stephan Lerch. 

OL: Bouhaddi – Bronze, Mbock, Renard (cap.), Bacha – Henry, Fishlock (82', Kumagai) – Le Sommer (83', van de Sanden), Marozsan, Majri (64', Cascarino) – Hegerberg. Coach: Reynald Pedros.

 

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