Chelsea vs Lyon in Quarter finals
Watch Lyon vs Chelsea women highlights as Chelsea won the second leg of the champions league quarter finals in a penalty shootout and advanced to the semi-finals of the league.
As Cheslea had the win in the first leg with 1-0 against Lyon on the champions league, the second match resulted in with 1-2. Having a 2-2 Aggregate, it was decided on the penalty shootout with 4-3 on the Chelsea’s victory.
Lyon vs Chelsea women Highlights
Chelsea knocked out Lyon on Penalties to reach Women’s champions league semi-finals. By Maren mjelde goal in the 128th minute, to level the tie on Agrregate. It was then the penalty shootout decision was made.
The Hosts had looking for a turnover, when Substitute Sara Dabritz fired Lyon into 2-0 lead in the second time of the extra time. On Adding to Vanessa Gilles goal, it was the goal gave the lead against the Chelsea.
But deep into injury time, Lauren James went down in the area under a challenge from Vicki Becho and after being instructed by the VAR to look at the pitchside monitor, referee Ivana Martincic pointed to the spot. Substitute Mjelde kept her cool to smash the penalty into the top left corner and send the tie to a shootout.
Eight-time winners Lyon were left feeling they had been let down by the officials over the crucial penalty decision. Coach Sonia Bompastor said: “The referee made the right decision live and then she was obliged by the VAR to take a look. As we all know, once they’ve been called over to look at it, it’s tough for them to go against what they originally thought.
“Chelsea were resorting to long balls into the box, hoping for a second ball or something to happen. James had the opportunity, she falls, that’s cool, but I still feel it wasn’t a foul and that maybe the VAR has got it wrong and the wrong decision has been made overall.”
But James told Chelsea boss Emma Hayes the officials had called it right. “Lauren said to me it was a penalty. LJ is really honest like that,” said Hayes.
“That’s the first time I’ve ever seen an interaction between officials and VAR in the women’s game. In every game, including the last one, I didn’t even know it was switched on. It was like, ‘Oh wow, there is something or someone in the background’. I haven’t seen it, the player said she was sure it was a penalty.”
Emma Hayes on Postmatch interview
“I didn’t want to watch the shootout until Guro (Reiten) made me. We have never won a penalty shootout as a team so can you imagine what was going on in my mind?
“I was forced into every substitution tonight, they were injuries in every case. I had to be so conscious even in extra-time that were the penalty takers on the pitch. I felt I didn’t see a goal in us to be honest. When I see Lyon’s subs coming on, world-class talent one after another, we managed the best we could give the circumstances. It was the most character-building performance even if it was the ugliest.
“I’m just relieved it’s over and we’re through that. Our depth wasn’t big tonight. Players have had to come into the game and play multiple roles.
“For Marun (Mjelde) to do what she did, last kick of the game, to have to place the ball three times, she’s a Chelsea legend. She deserves her night as much as Ann-Katrin (Berger) does because we know what she’s like from penalties. I knew if we got to that situation momentum would turn. Drama! I’m relieved and exhausted.
“She’s [Mjelde] got blue blood. You can count on her in the biggest moment. Everyone knew she was going to take that penalty and everyone knew she was going to score. What’s more impressive is she took the first penalty of the shootout within a couple of minutes. It’s even more impressive to do it twice.”