Chelsea 1-2 Lyon LIVE! Penalties win - Women’s Champions League result, match stream and latest updates today

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Chelsea will meet Barcelona in the Women’s Champions League semi-finals after a dramatic penalty shootout win over Lyon.

When Sara Dabritz had doubled the visitors’ advantage in extra-time following Vanessa Gilles’ 76th-minute goal, Emma Hayes’ side looked as if they were crashing out.

A glorious chance for Sam Kerr in the opening 45 minutes aside, they had struggled to truly trouble the Lyon goal until a frantic end to extra-time.

The excellent Lauren James won a penalty in the dying embers of the game, finally getting some change out of a Lyon defence to have largely held the hosts at bay.

Maren Mjelde then stepped up and scored from the spot, taking the game to the lottery of a shootout. The only sour note of which from a Chelsea perspective was James’ effort being saved, with all four of her teammates scoring and goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger saving twice to send the Blues through.

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Thank you for joining our LIVE coverage of Chelsea’s dramatic win over Lyon.

Find our report, analysis and reaction below!

Hayes names ‘Chelsea legend’ after dramatic win over Lyon

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Emma Hayes hailed Maren Mjelde as a “Chelsea legend” after Thursday night’s dramatic win over Lyon.

The Blues booked their spot in the Women’s Champions League semi-finals by beating the holders on penalties after first falling to what looked to be a 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge.

Vanesa Gilles and Sara Dabritz had put the French giants into a commanding lead as the end of extra-time loomed, only for Lauren James to win a penalty in the dying embers of the game.

Mjelde stepped up to score from the spot with the last kick of the game, sending the quarter-final into a shootout.

Read Hayes’ full reaction here!


Chelsea enjoy the kind of magical European night Emma Hayes has been waiting for

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Emma Hayes wanted her Chelsea players to make this a “magical European night” - and in the end she got her wish.

During her near 11 years as Chelsea boss Hayes has had some memorable wins, but this is one that will surely live long in the memory as the Blues booked a place in the semi-finals of the Women’s Champions League.

This was a night full of drama and one that for so long looked as though it would belong to the holders Lyon.

Read Simon Collings’ full analysis here!

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Chelsea book Barcelona semi-final after penalty shootout win

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Chelsea booked their place in the Women’s Champions League semi-finals after a dramatic penalty shootout win over Lyon at Stamford Bridge.

Read our full match report here!

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The Blues beat the holders on penalties to progress!

Lyon penalty

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Horan’s penalty is saved!

Chelsea penalty

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Carter SCORES!

Lyon penalty

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Dabrtiz SCORES!

Chelsea penalty

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Lauren James’ is SAVED!

Lyon penalty

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Reinard’s is SAVED!

Chelsea penalty

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Fleming scores!

Lyon penalty

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Hegaberg scores for Lyon!

Chelsea penalty

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Kerr scores!

First Lyon penalty

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Maroszan scores!

First penalty

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Mjelde scores for Chelsea!

FT: Chelsea 1-2 Lyon (2-2 agg)

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We’re set for a shootout at the Bridge!

GOAL! Chelsea 1-2 Lyon (2-2 agg) | Maren Mjelde ‘120

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120 mins: Mjelde hits a brilliant penalty to level the tie!

Mjelde steps up

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Hayes can’t look!


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VAR drama

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119 mins: VAR checking a late challenge on James in the box.

Stamford Bridge holds its breath...

GOAL! Chelsea 0-2 Lyon (1-2 agg) | Sara Dabrtiz 111'

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111 mins: Hegeberg’s cross evades everyone in Chelsea blue and Dabritz is there to fire her side into the lead of this tie.

Back underway!

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Final 15 minutes await here!

Simon Collings at Stamford Bridge

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Hayes make an impassioned team talk on the sidelines here. Feels like plenty of tired legs out there. Lauren James gets a rub down and an energy gel.

HT (extra-time): Chelsea 0-1 Lyon (1-1 agg)

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15 minutes to go. Surely there’s another chance in this.

We look destined for penalties

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96 mins: Tired legs out there now.

Here we go!

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Extra-time begins at the Bridge!

FT: Chelsea 0-1 Lyon

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We’re headed for extra-time!

Still on for lots of injury time

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89 mins: SEVEN minutes added on at the Bridge.

Simon Collings at Stamford Bridge

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Atmosphere has actually improved since that goal. Fans getting behind the team.

Simon Collings at Stamford Bridge

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Lyon have been threatening to get joy down the right all night, with Carpenter bombing on by overlapping. In the end, it’s Horan who delivers the cross. Big ask for Chelsea to respond now.

GOAL! Chelsea 0-1 Lyon (1-1 agg) | Vanessa Gilles

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76 mins: Ah, curse of the commentator.

Giles, nominally a central defender, hits a brilliant finish in from a tight angle past Berger.

Chelsea have managed the game so well

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75 mins: Could all change within an instant of course but Chelsea have limited Lyon to pretty much nothing in the second-half.


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62 mins: Hegerberg gets in behind Buchanan after a ball is floated into the box but she can’t quite direct her header goal-ward.

Simon Collings at Stamford Bridge

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Since that opening five minutes or so, Lyon haven’t looked as threatening. Chelsea have settled nicely and they’ll be very happy right now. 30 more minutes to go

Hegerberg almost in!

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56 mins: Buchanan gets to a cross a fraction of a second before Hegerberg can get her head to it.

Lyon not quite as aggressive as in the first-half

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51 mins: Unlike in the first-half, Lyon aren’t able to put Chelsea under much pressure in the opening stages.

Solid start from the home side.

Simon Collings at Stamford Bridge

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Not a bad player to bring off the bench for Lyon as Ada Hegerberg comes on. She’s been out for over five months with injury but made her comeback last weekend. She scored inside a minute...

Back underway!

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Hegerberg is on the pitch. Big half awaits for Chelsea!

Here she comes!

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Hegerberg looks to be coming on at the break...

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HT: Chelsea 0-0 Lyon

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Chelsea are 45 minutes away from the semi-finals after gettig through an early Lyon onslaught.

Simon Collings at Stamford Bridge

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Crucial five minutes coming up for Chelsea now. It’s a case of job done so far, but they can’t lose concentration before the break.

Chelsea growing

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35 mins: Carter unlucky her flat driven cross just evades Charles making a late run into the box.


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30 mins: Van de Donk with a lovely chipped ball over to Brunn, though her volley is easily caught by Berger.

Simon Collings at Stamford Bridge

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It was only last month that England captain Leah Williamson described Lauren James as a “cheat code”. Easy to see why.


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21 mins: James twists inside and out before unleashing a brilliant shot from just outside the box, which Enlder tips over the bar.

Ridiculous close control.

Lyon ramping up the pressure

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19 mins: Corner after corner for Lyon now, with Chelsea reduced to clearing lines.


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15 mins: Saying that, they still have Lauren James.

Brilliant hold-up play from James, who plays in Sam Kerr with a lovely ball for a one-v-one. The Australian, however, shoots only at Endler.

Chelsea look nervous

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13 mins: Lyon’s counter-press isn’t giving the Blues a moment to think, meaning their shaky-looking backline is coming under an awful lot of pressure in the opening stages.

Simon Collings at Stamford Bridge

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Emma Hayes hasn’t sat down yet. She’s kicking every ball and bouncing around her technical area. The fourth official heads over and reminds her to stay in her area.

Chelsea looking to weather the storm

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07 mins: Cuthbert drops deep and plays a ball into Kerr but puts sligtly too much on it.

First real moment of attacking intent from the home side.


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05 mins: Eriksson fluffs a clearance and the ball falls right into Bruun’s path, though she skews a snapshot wide.


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03 mins: Cascarino shoots at Berger, who spills the ball before Chelsea clear lines.

Confident start from Lyon.


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And we’re off!

Simon Collings at Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea form up in a huddle before kick-off. Captain Eriksson barking out the instructions. Big night for her in the heart of defence with no Millie Bright.

Simon Collings’ pre-match preview

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Chelsea’s home record

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Very good omens for the Blues...

No Millie Bright!

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A huge loss for Chelsea ahead of such a crucial game tonight.

Confirmed Lyon lineup

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Confirmed Chelsea lineup

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Hayes relishing ‘fantastic’ WSL title battle despite key Chelsea loss

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Chelsea boss Emma Hayes says it is “fantastic” that the Women’s Super League title race is set to go to the wire.

The top four in the WSL are separated by three points, after Manchester City beat Chelsea 2-0 on Sunday.

City are now joint-top with Manchester United, with Chelsea a point behind although they have a game in hand. Arsenal are two points off Chelsea after thumping ­Tottenham 5-1 on Saturday.

The ­Gunners also have a game in hand and face all three of the teams above them in the final seven matches.

“We have a game in hand and need to maximise it,” said Hayes. “It is fantastic for the League it is like this.

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Sam Kerr interview: I had to join Chelsea to become what I wanted

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Sam Kerr has won every domestic trophy since joining Chelsea and now she is determined to lift the Champions League.

Chelsea came close in 2021 during Kerr’s first full season, but they were beaten 4-0 by Barcelona in the final.

While that was a “painful” defeat, Kerr says crashing out in the group stage last season is the real driving force for Chelsea ahead of the first leg of their quarter-final at holders Lyon tonight. The Blues slumped to a 4-0 defeat against Wolfsburg in their final group game, as a Covid outbreak in the squad caused chaos.

“I think the one that is burning in our brain at the moment is the Wolfsburg defeat and getting knocked out in the group stage,” Kerr tells Standard Sport. “That one really, really hurt. I think that is what we will take into this year more than the Champions League Final.

Read the full interview here!

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Chelsea earn crucial away win at holders Lyon in the Women’s Champions League

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Guro Reiten’s brilliant curling finish earned Chelsea a crucial 1-0 away win at holders Lyon in the first leg of their Women’s Champions League quarter-final.

A moment of qualify from Reiten decided a tight encounter as the Blues secured an advantage going into the second leg at Stamford Bridge next week.

Chelsea had to dig in against Lyon in the second half but a solid defensive display saw them limit chances and frustrate the eight-time champions.

Read our match report from the first leg here!

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Chelsea relishing Ada Hegerberg challenge in Lyon Champions League decider

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Chelsea captain Magdalena Eriksson insists the Blues have a plan to stop inaugural women’s Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg ending their ­Champions League dream.

Chelsea hold a 1-0 aggregate lead going into Thursday night’s quarter-final second leg against holders Lyon at Stamford Bridge.

The French side will be boosted by the return of Hegerberg, who marked her first appearance in more than five months at the weekend by scoring one minute after coming on as a substitute in Lyon’s 6-0 win over Guingamp.

The striker is the leading scorer in the history of the Women’s Champions League, but centre-back Eriksson is adamant Chelsea have what it takes to keep her quiet.

“It’s going to be a great challenge [coming up against Hegerberg],” Eriksson said. “I’m here for it.

Read the full story here!

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Prediction: Chelsea to win 1-0

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The first leg was decided on fine margins and, backed by home support, Chelsea look ready to enact revenge on Lyon.

Chelsea to win 1-0.

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Lyon team news: Hegerberg could feature

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Lyon could have star forward Ada Hegerberg fit following her recent recovery from injury.

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Chelsea team news: Bright a doubt

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Mille Bright is a doubt for the game after missing training on Wednesday.

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Where to watch Chelsea vs Lyon

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TV channel: In the UK, the game will be availabe to watch via DAZN, with kick-off at 8pm BST.

Live stream: The DAZN website will broadcast the game online and a free stream is also available via DAZN’s YouTube channel.

Live blog: You can also follow all the action LIVE via Standard Sport’s matchday blog, featuring expert analysis from Simon Collings at Stamford Bridge.

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Good evening and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Chelsea’s Women’s Champions League quarter-final.

Kick-off from Stamford Bridge is at 8pm BST.

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