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Lyon beat PSG to set up Women's Champions League final against Barcelona

Record eight-time winners Lyon will face holders Barcelona in the final of the Women's Champions League next month after beating Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 away on Sunday to win their semi-final tie 5-3 on aggregate.

Leading 3-2 from last week's first leg at home against their domestic rivals, Lyon went ahead early on in the return in the French capital with a Selma Bacha strike.

Tabitha Chawinga levelled for PSG on the day before half-time, but Haitian talent Melchie Dumornay fired in late on to win the game for Lyon and clinch the tie.

Lyon will face Barcelona – who beat Chelsea 2-1 on aggregate in the other last-four tie – in the final in the Spanish city of Bilbao on May 25.

That ensures the trophy will again go to one of the two teams who have dominated the competition in recent seasons, sharing the last eight Champions Leagues between them.

Lyon won it six times in seven years before Barcelona reclaimed the trophy last season. Lyon have also twice beaten Barcelona in the final, winning 4-1 in Budapest in 2019 and 3-1 in Turin in 2022.

The French club's tally of eight Champions League victories is comfortably a record. No other team has won the title more than four times.

Lyon had seized the upper hand in the tie with a remarkable comeback in last week's first leg, recovering from 2-0 down at home to win 3-2 with three late goals in the space of seven minutes.

(AFP)


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