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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.


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


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.


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...



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.




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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