Full-time: It’s over...Chelsea wins the match 4-1 and will advance with a 5-3 aggregate score. It was a valiant and tough effort for the Frauen, but Chelsea proved to be just a little too strong on the day.
90+4: Kirby struck once more to kill off the game. With Benkarth in the offense end to help on a corner, Chelsea was able to break free and Kirby iced the match.
90: 3 minutes of extra time. Bayern just missed a great chance thanks to a world class save.
89’: Sam Kerr just missed a golden opportunity to officially put the final nail in Bayern’s coffin...but she missed. Time is running out for Bayern.
84’: NO!!!! Chelsea scores for a 3-1 lead, which puts them up 4-3 on aggregate! Pernille Harder scored on a really slick header off of a perfect delivery.
76’: Bayern subs:
70’: Chelsea still leads 2-1 as neither team has been able to really establish control of the match. It’s been extremely physical and Simon is currently down for the Frauen after a collision with Kerr.
The game has been extremely competitive on both sides.
56’: Both teams are battling in this one. The match is as hard-fought as everyone expected it to be. These two squads are going at it.
46’: The second half is underway! Here we go!
Halftime: Bayern is playing extremely hard, but was a bit unlucky on Ji’s goal. This second half could be wild!
43’: Ugh! Chelsea scores again! Ji So-Yun took a free kick and her initial shot rebounded back to her off of the Bayern Munich wall. Ji then deposited the follow-up attempt into the corner of the net. Laura Benkarth never saw it.
38’: Lea Schüller’s attempt for Bayern went just wide. That would have been a first-half dagger for the Frauen!
29’: As I was saying...Bayern has tied it up! On a corner play a ball deflected outside the box and Sarah Zadrazil drilled a shot that hit the crossbar and went in to knot the game at 1-1! Zadrazil’s worldie appeared to get a little help via a deflection, but it still counts all the same on the scoresheet!
29‘ STUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNIIIIIIIINNNNNGGGGGGGG ZZZZZZAAAAAADDDDDDRRRRRAAAAZZZZIIIIILLLL!!!— FC Bayern Frauen (@FCBfrauen) May 2, 2021
27’: Chelsea is the stronger, more assertive team right now. Bayern is hanging in, Chelsea seems a step quicker. It’s a long game, though, and momentum could shift to Bayern at any point.
11’: Oh, no! Chelsea gets out to a 1-0 lead with a deftly placed shot from Francesca Kirby. That puts the aggregate score at 2-2. Things are getting intense!
7’: Fiete Arp chimed in with some support for the Frauen! #ArpTrain
6’: Bayern with a free kick here in a dangerous area, but Lina Magull’s lofted ball ended up in the hands of the goalkeeper.
1’: We are underway in London!
Update: The FC Bayern Frauen and Chelsea lineups is out!
Chelsea’s lineup is out now as well:
Chelsea is taking part in the social media boycott in England, so there is no lineup available at this time.
Today is the day. Bayern Munich have the opportunity to reach the UEFA Women’s Champions League Final for the first time ever. The Bavarians hold a 2-1 advantage after winning the first leg in Munich last week and will now try to keep the momentum going to book their place in the Final at Gamla Ullevi in Gothenburg.
Sidney Lohmann bagged Bayern’s first goal in the first leg. Former Bayern player Melanie Leupolz equalized for Chelsea just a little bit later. Then, just before the hour mark in the match, Hanna Glas scored an absolutely fantastic goal for the winner.
“We will certainly not play 0-0. We will attack and seek our luck on the offensive. We have the quality,” said head coach Jens Scheuer.
In the other Semifinal, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain will duke it out after a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Paris.
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