💫 PSG knock Bayern out AET; Barça down Madrid in front of record crowd | OneFootball

💫 PSG knock Bayern out AET; Barça down Madrid in front of record crowd

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Emily Wilson

More Women’s Champions League action continued on Wednesday as clubs booked their spots in the semi-finals.

Here is what went down.

Super-sub Bachmann keeps PSG alive

PSG Women 2
Bayern Munich Women 2
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Scorers: Baltimore 17′, Bachmann 111′; Kumagai 19′, Bühl 54′

Paris Saint-Germain kept their dream alive after a hard-fought draw against Bayern Munich at the Parc des Princes.

It was a nervy affair in the opening minutes up until the hosts found the net first after Sandy Baltimore’s strike floated beyond Janina Leitzig’s fingertips.

Yet despite having multiple stars out due to COVID-19, the German side was able to strike back immediately when an unmarked Saki Kumagai pounced on a loose ball in the box.

Coming into the second half the tense atmosphere continued as either side pushed to take the lead. Eventually, some brilliance from first-leg star Klara Bühl made things all square on aggregate.

Both goalkeepers then took centre stage making stops at either end to keep things level and the game went into extra-time where desperate defending continued to be a theme.

Then in the dying moments, substitute Ramona Bachmann found herself in the right place at the right time and her strike beat Leitzig’s reach to send PSG to the semis 4-3 on aggregate.

Barcelona steamroll Real Madrid

Barcelona Women 5
Real Madrid Women 2
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Scorers: León 8′, Bonmatí 52′, Pina 55′, Putellas 62, Graham Hansen 70′; Carmona 16′ (PEN), Zornoza 48′

Barcelona put on a dominant performance at home against Real Madrid to knock their rivals out of the UWCL 8-3 on aggregate.

There was a world record crowd inside the Camp Nou with 91,553 fans in attendance and they were treated to an entertaining affair.

The reigning champions quickly took control of the Clásico in the first half with Mapi León’s long-range strike floating over goalkeeper Misa to hand the hosts an early lead.

However, a rare mistake then cost them as Irene Paredes’ handball allowed Olga Carmona to tie the game from the spot.

Uncharacteristically poor finishing from Barcelona kept things 1-1 and it looked like the pressure was on after the break when Claudia Zornoza’s brilliant chip left goalkeeper Sandra Paños stunned.

However, the hosts then showed why they are arguably the best team in the world and hit back almost immediately with goals from Aitana Bonmatí, Clàudia Pina, Alexia Putellas and Caroline Graham Hansen going unanswered to wrap things up 5-2.

Thursday matches see Wolfsburg host Arsenal and Lyon face Juventus.