Lyon vs PSG LIVE: Women’s Champions League result and final score from thrilling semi-final

Lyon pulled off a stunning late comeback to snatch a 3-2 win at home to Paris Saint-Germain in their all-French Women’s Champions League semi-final first leg, with all three Lyon goals coming in the last 10 minutes.

Lyon, whose eight Champions League titles makes them the most successful club in the competition’s history, started well and exerted plenty of pressure, but PSG soaked it up comfortably before hitting them with a pair of sucker punches.

PSG striker Marie-Antoinette Katoto broke the deadlock in the 44th minute as Lyon defender Ellie Carpenter sagged off her, leaving her just enough space to rifle a low drive into the net despite losing her balance in the process.

Three minutes into the second half Katoto struck again. Played onside by Selma Bacha, Katoto latched on to a blocked shot and pulled the trigger quickly to double her side’s lead.

That goal provoked a strong response from Lyon but it took until the 80th minute for them to pull a goal back, Kadidiatou Diani toe-poking the ball into the bottom-left corner to set up a frenetic finish.

Five minutes later Lyon were level as Melchie Dumornay curled a sensational effort into the top corner, and a minute later substitute Amel Majri grabbed the winner with a superb turn and shot.

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Lyon vs PSG LIVE

  • Lyon host PSG in the Women’s Champions League semi-final first leg

  • Watch the Women’s Champions League Semi-Finals for free on DAZN

  • GOAL! Majri drags a lovely finish past Picaud (3-2, Majri 86’)

  • GOAL! Dumornay levels it with a stunning strike (2-2, Dumornay 85’)

  • GOAL! Diani gets Lyon back into it with a clever finish (1-2 Diani, 80’)

  • GOAL! Katoto bags her second after a fortunate deflection (0-2, Katoto 47’)

  • GOAL! Katoto fires in after great work from Baltimore (0-1, Katoto 44’)


20:21 , Chris Wilson

Diani’s goal that kickstarted the comeback has put her at the top of the goalscoring charts for the Women’s Champions League, with eight goals so far.

Katoto’s two goals take her tally to seven, while Barcelona’s Salma Paralluelo is in third on six goals.

The second legs take place next week. Chelsea host Barcelona on Saturday 27 April at 5.30pm, while Lyon travel to Paris the next day for a 3pm BST kick-off.

By the end of next week, we’ll know this season’s finalists!

20:15 , Chris Wilson

And this is the well-taken winner from Majri.


20:09 , Chris Wilson

Here’s Dumornay’s thunderous eqauliser!


20:03 , Chris Wilson

So harsh on PSG, who had played so well for large portions of the match, but an amazing 10-minute turnaround from the home side.

Both sides have midweek games coming up in the league before next week’s second leg takes place on Sunday, 28 April at 3pm BST.

PSG play local rivals Paris FC on Wednesday, while Lyon host Guingamp.


19:54 , Chris Wilson

FULL-TIME! The referee brings the game to an end and Lyon have completed a quite extraordinary comeback!

It feels like that should have decided the tie but we return to the second leg in just over a week! Lyon, the competition’s most successful side, have one foot in the final and a one-goal lead to take to Paris.

Lyon 3-2 PSG

19:52 , Chris Wilson

94 mins: Dumornay carries it into the PSG half as Lyon look to see the game off in the final seconds.

Lyon 3-2 PSG

19:52 , Chris Wilson

93 mins: Horan takes the corner but it looks like Lyon will just try and see the game out rather than attack again.

PSG win it and play it wide to Chawinga, but she’s tackled by Gilles.

Lyon 3-2 PSG

19:50 , Chris Wilson

92 mins: After a quick VAR check, we continue.

Majri clips in a cross and it runs to Horan, but her shot is deflected for a corner.

Lyon 3-2 PSG

19:49 , Chris Wilson

90 mins: There’ll be five minutes of added time.

PSG come on the attack again, with Geyoro receiving the ball on the turn in the box. She goes down under the challenge but the referee waves it away! It looked like there was a clash of knees.

Lyon 3-2 PSG

19:47 , Chris Wilson

89 mins: A moment to get the breath back and we continue. PSG look understandably shellshocked, but the OL stadium is raucous.

Lyon try to build on their lead but Horan is penalised for the foul in midfield.

GOAL ! Lyon 3-2 PSG

19:45 , Chris Wilson

86 mins: GOAL! This is unbelievable! Lyon show why they’re the competition’s most successful side.

Lyon attack once more. Horan collects on the right-hand edge of the box from the throw-in, and she lays it off to Dumornay. She then plays a ball through to Majri, who dummies it to let it run through her legs and then releases a shot that she drags into the far corner!

GOAL ! Lyon 2-2 PSG

19:43 , Chris Wilson

85 mins: GOAL! What a hit this is!

Bacha delivers the free-kick and it’s knocked down to Renard. She squares it to Dumornay, who lets it travel across her body and drops the shoulder, beating the defender. She then proceeds to hammer home a shot into the top-right corner!

Lyon 1-2 PSG

19:42 , Chris Wilson

83 mins: Lyon are resurgent now as Horan wins a free-kick in a potentially dangerous area.

Lyon 1-2 PSG

19:41 , Chris Wilson

82 mins: Lyon have the wind in their sails now. Majri collects a long ball and brings it down with a cushioned touch. She lets it bounce before hitting the half-volley from around 25 yards out, but it just sails over.

Shortly after, Lyon come again but PSG survive after De Almeida tackles Dumornay.

GOAL! Lyon 1-2 PSG

19:38 , Chris Wilson

80 mins: GOAL! Lyon are back in it!

Diani spreads it wide to Carpenter who returns a perfectly weighted cutback to her, who manages to squeeze a toe-poked finish past Picaud. The competition’s top scorer extends to eight goals this season!

Lyon 0-2 PSG

19:36 , Chris Wilson

78 mins: Diani has just become the first player to be booked tonight.

Lyon’s changes give them some instant impetus, with the ball almost dropping for Majri in the PSG box.

Lyon 0-2 PSG

19:35 , Chris Wilson

75 mins: Changes for both sides as Le Guilly comes off for Amalie Vangsgaard, and Lieke Martins replaces Katoto for PSG.

For Lyon, Amel Majri replaces Cascarino.

Lyon 0-2 PSG

19:32 , Chris Wilson

74 mins: Picaud easily collects the latest attempted Lyon cross. Karchaoui is down briefly.

Lyon 0-2 PSG

19:30 , Chris Wilson

72 mins: Lyon are still hunting for a way back into this, but their attack remains a little disjointed. Katoto clears a header behind for a Lyon corner.

Lyon 0-2 PSG

19:29 , Chris Wilson

70 mins: A lovely sliding challenge from De Almeida sets up a PSG counter. Chawinga picks up the ball near halfway, shrugs off one challenge and skips past another, and surges towards the box. She plays it in to Katoto for the hat-trick, but her shot is blocked!

Lyon 0-2 PSG

19:27 , Chris Wilson

68 mins: PSG regroup quickly from the Lyon counter-attack, and eventually launch their own, but Chawinga is isolated. She does well to recycle possession.

Lyon 0-2 PSG

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66 mins: Chawinga, who’s been excellent all evening, initially skips past Carpenter and into the box, but the Australian manages to recover and slide it out for a corner.

Lyon 0-2 PSG

19:23 , Chris Wilson

64 mins: Carpenter tries to beat Karchaoui on the outside but she loses it, and eventually Picaud catches the cross.

Lyon 0-2 PSG

19:20 , Chris Wilson

61 mins: The ball runs under Cascarino’s foot and goes out of play, which has summed up Lyon’s half so far.

Baltimore does very well to evade two challenges and shift the ball to Chawinga, and PSG win another corner.

Lyon 0-2 PSG

19:18 , Chris Wilson

59 mins: Lyon win a corner after good defending from Samoura.

Bacha swings it in but Picaud manages to clear before Renard takes a half-volley, which Groenen deflects behind for a corner.

Lyon 0-2 PSG

19:16 , Chris Wilson

56 mins: PSG continue to threaten on the counter but Lyon are regaining some of their previous composure. Katoto tries to burst into the box and deliver a cross, but Karchaoui concedes the foul.

Danielle van de Done comes on to replace Becho, while earlier Vanessa Gilles had come on in place of Griedge Mbock Bathy.

Lyon 0-2 PSG

19:13 , Chris Wilson

54 mins: Lyon attack and Diani swings in a cross before Bacha loses it on the opposite wing.

Lyon 0-2 PSG

19:11 , Chris Wilson

53 mins: Lyon are a little shellshocked now, and if anything PSG look like extending their lead rather than the other way around.

Horan fouls Geyoro as PSG looked to counter.

Lyon 0-2 PSG

19:09 , Chris Wilson

51 mins: CLOSE! That could’ve been the tie!

Samoura plays it across to Chawinga in the box, and she lets it run across her before taking the shot, but it runs narrowly wide!

GOAL! Lyon 0-2 PSG

19:07 , Chris Wilson

47 mins: GOAL! PSG have a two-goal lead in Lyon!

A lucky effort this time, but no complaining! Chawinga collects the pass in the ‘D’, and releases a shot that bounces off the Lyon defender and falls perfectly for Katoto, who’s now one-v-one. She rifles it past Picaud for 2-0!

Lyon 0-1 PSG

19:04 , Chris Wilson

46 mins: PSG have actually made a change at half-time. Korbin Albert came off for Thiniba Samoura.

Lyon 0-1 PSG

19:02 , Chris Wilson

KICK-OFF! The hosts begin the second half.

HT: Lyon 0-1 PSG

19:01 , Chris Wilson

The teams are back out, and the second half is imminent.

HT: Lyon 0-1 PSG

18:54 , Chris Wilson

Certainly an entertaining half for the neutral there. Plenty of quality on show in attack and defence, as well as some fine goalkeeping, excellent shooting and inventive attacking play.

Lyon have huffed and puffed but PSG picked their moment perfectly. It’s another 1-0 lead for the away side at half-time in the first leg of a Women’s Champions League semi-final.

Fingers crossed for more of the same in the next 45.


18:49 , Chris Wilson

HALF-TIME! The referee blows the whistle and the away side go in with an unexpected – though not undeserved – lead.

Both sides had chances but PSG were clinical when it mattered most!

Lyon 0-1 PSG

18:48 , Chris Wilson

45 mins: There’ll be one minute of added time. Chawinga gets away down the left almost right after kick-off, but she fumbles her shot.

GOAL! Lyon 0-1 PSG

18:46 , Chris Wilson

43 mins: GOAL! Talk about picking your moment; PSG are ahead!

Chawinga is strong in the challenge and the ball runs to Geyoro. He shifts it wide to Baltimore, who stands up Bacha before firing in a dangerous cross. It bounces to Katoto who brings it down and hits the shot while a little off-balance, but she manages to fire it into the bottom-left corner!

Lyon 0-0 PSG

18:43 , Chris Wilson

40 mins: Lyon are on top, but much like in today’s earlier game, the away side are trying to stifle the opposition and wait for their moment to pounce. PSG have had their fair share of chances too.

A little lull in attacking activity at the moment.

Lyon 0-0 PSG

18:41 , Chris Wilson

38 mins: CLOSE! Lyon should be 1-0 up really.

Cascarino exchanges passes on the edge of the box and then drops her shoulder, skips past the challenge and finds herself almost straight in front of goal. She has the whole goal to aim at but hits her shot straight at Picaud!

Excellent work initially but need to make the ‘keeper work more there.

Lyon 0-0 PSG

18:38 , Chris Wilson

36 mins: Bacha takes a corner now, and Renard meets it once more but PSG clear. The home side are starting to turn the screw a bit here.

Lyon 0-0 PSG

18:37 , Chris Wilson

34 mins: Bacha’s turn to deliver a free-kick and Picaud misses it! it bounces to Renard, who doesn’t have a lot of net to aim at, and she snatches at her chance and it hits the side netting.

Lyon 0-0 PSG

18:34 , Chris Wilson

31 mins: Groenen lofts in a free-kick which Le Guilly almost reaches, but Endler collects.

Lyon 0-0 PSG

18:31 , Chris Wilson

28 mins: Great attacking and defending there. Cascarino collects on the left, tries the shimmy and the stepover and hits the shot, but Gaetino was there to slide in and prevent the shot.

Lyon come again and Dumornay swings in an excellent cross which drops to Horan. She tries opening her body up to pass it into the far corner, but Picaud saves.

Lyon 0-0 PSG

18:29 , Chris Wilson

26 mins: Bacha drills in a free-kick but PSG clear for a corner. Renard gets a head to the delivery, but it’s deflected straight to Picaud.

Lyon 0-0 PSG

18:26 , Chris Wilson

23 mins: CLOSE! Another excellent effort and a great save!

Lyon attack down the wing and Diani lays it off to Dumornay, who in turn lays it off to Egurrola. She takes the long shot opportunity and it’s on target, but Picaud flies to her left to save!

Lyon 0-0 PSG

18:24 , Chris Wilson

21 mins: CLOSE! A great chance for PSG, and some outstanding skill. Space opens up before Jackie Groenen and she drives into it and scoopsa lovely through ball over the Lyon defence to the onrushing Katoto. The striker manages to get the last touch on to it but it dribbles agonisinglywide!

That would’ve been one of the goals of the tournament.

Lyon 0-0 PSG

18:22 , Chris Wilson

20 mins: Chawinga continues to look like PSG’s most dangerous player, and her latest action is a lovely nutmeg on the back-tracking Diani, but PSG can’t make anything of the opportunity.

Lyon 0-0 PSG

18:20 , Chris Wilson

18 mins: Lyon deliver the cross and it bounces off Gaetino and towards goal, but luckily Picaud collects.

Lyon 0-0 PSG

18:16 , Chris Wilson

15 mins: Bacha tries the speculative effort from distance, but it’s wild.

Lyon 0-0 PSG

18:15 , Chris Wilson

13 mins: Chawinga gets down the left, beats her opposite number and fizzes a cutback into the box, but there’s no PSG player there to meet it.

Lyon 0-0 PSG

18:14 , Chris Wilson

12 mins: Bacha clears the first corner after a poor delivery. PSG get a second chance and they go short to the near post again, but it goes out for a goal kick off De Almeida.

Lyon 0-0 PSG

18:13 , Chris Wilson

10 mins: Damaris fouls Geyoro in the Lyon half and PSG have a little respite, and potentially a chance to build an attack, and they win a corner.

Lyon 0-0 PSG

18:11 , Chris Wilson

8 mins: another chance for Lyon as Carpenter’s ball misses it’s intended target but rolls over to Horan. The US international feints past one challenge and gets the shot away, but Picaud saves well.

Lyon 0-0 PSG

18:09 , Chris Wilson

6 mins: An excellent long-range effort from Cascarino as she gets the ball out of her feet and shoots from outside the box, but it goes narrowly over.

Lyon 0-0 PSG

18:07 , Chris Wilson

4 mins: Lyon went down the other end and almost had a chance of their own, but PSG’s defence was steadfast.

Carpenter tries to get forward but Dumornay can’t get it under control.

Lyon 0-0 PSG

18:06 , Chris Wilson

3 mins: A great chance for PSG! Chawinga collects the ball and spreads it wide to Karchaoui, who returns a cross that the former connects with, but Chawinga can’t direct her header goalwards!

On second look, Endler had just taken it off the head of Chawinga.

Lyon 0-0 PSG

18:04 , Chris Wilson

2 mins: Lyon have the game’s first meaningful attack as a cross comes in from the left, but it’s cleared easily enough.

KICK-OFF! Lyon 0-0 PSG

18:01 , Chris Wilson

KICK-OFF! The away side get us underway in the first half.

Lyon vs PSG LIVE

17:57 , Chris Wilson

The teams are in the tunnel aspic-off looms. Both sides know that tonight presents a chance to put one foot in the Champions League final.

For Lyon, they’re bidding to win a record-extending ninth title. Paris are looking for their maiden win in the competition.

Is Lyon vs PSG on TV? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Women’s Champions League

17:54 , Chris Wilson

As kick-off approaches, a reminder of how you can watch this evening’s match.

The game will kick off at 6pm BST (UK time) on Saturday 20 April. It will be played at the OL Stadium, and you can watch it for free on DAZN.


17:42 , Chris Wilson

The two sides have plenty of history between them in the league, but they’ve also got quite the story in this competition.

They’ve met eight times at various stages of the Champions League, with Lyon winning six times to Paris’ two (and two games have ended in draws).

Lyon – the competition’s most successful side, with eight wins – won 7-6 on penalties in the 2016/17 final, and most recently won 3-2 and 2-1 in the semi-finals of the 2021/22 competition.

PSG have only advanced twice against their domestic rivals – once in 2014/15 and again in the quarter-finals in 2020/21.

Why Lindsey Horan’s influence is key as Lyon meet rivals PSG in Women’s Champions League semi-final

17:30 , Chris Wilson

American star Lindsey Horan, the dynamic midfielder and captain of the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT), is setting her sights high as she aims to lead Olympique Lyonnais to a record-extending ninth Women’s Champions League title.

Lyon, the most successful club in the history of the Women’s Champions League, suffered heartbreak last season when they were eliminated by Chelsea at the quarter-final stage following a dramatic penalty shootout at Stamford Bridge.

This season, the team is aiming to reclaim top billing and add another trophy to their illustrious cabinet as they meet rivals Paris Saint-Germainin an all-French semi-final. Horan brings a wealth of experience and a proven winner’s mentality to the squad, mirroring the ethos she has been a part of with the USWNT, with whom she secured a memorable World Cup victory in 2019.

Lindsey Horan’s influence key as Lyon meet rivals PSG in Women’s Champions League

Team news

17:21 , Chris Wilson

PSG have made three changes from the team that started the 3-3 draw with Guingamp.

Firstly, the formation switches from a 3-5-2 to a 4-3-3. In defence, Anaïs Ebayilin and Thiniba Samoura are replaced by Élisa De Almeida and Grace Geyoro, who moves into midfield. Jackie Groenen comes in for Tara Elimbi in midfield too.

Team news

17:11 , Chris Wilson

Lyon make three changes from the side that beat local rivals St Etienne 6-1 last weekend.

Carpenter replaces Sombath at right-back, while Dzsenifer Marozsán drops to the bench in favour of Lindsey Horan.

In attack, Amel Majri is replaced by Delphine Cascarino.

Team news

17:05 , Chris Wilson

LYON XI: Endler; Carpenter, Mbock Bathy, Renard, Bacha; Damaris, Horan, Dumornay; Diani, Becho, Cascarino.

SUBS: Belhadj, Benkarth, Gilles, Morroni, Sombath, Sylla, Mendy, Van de Donk, Majri.

Team news

16:57 , Chris Wilson

PSG XI: Picaud; Le Guilly, Gaetino, De Almeida, Karchaoui; Groenen, Geyoro, Albert; Chawinga, Baltimore, Katoto.

SUBS: Kiedrzynek, Szparkowska, Samoura, Martens, Vangsgaard, Tounkara, Folquet, Ebayilin, Traore, Elimbi Gilbert.

Early team news

16:50 , Chris Wilson

Lyon are without France’s record goalscorer Eugénie Le Sommer due to a season-ending knee injury while Delphine Cascarino is a doubt.

PSG should have star winger Lieke Martens available, while Dutch international teammate Jackie Groenen has also recently returned from injury.

Predicted Line-ups

Lyon XI: Endler; Carpenter, Mbock Bathy, Renard, Bacha; Van de Donk, Horan, Däbritz; Diani, Becho, Majri

PSG XI: Kiedrzynek; Le Guilly, Gaetino, De Almeida, Karchaoui; Geyoro, Baltimore, Albert; Vangsgaard, Katoto, Chawinga

Chelsea produce the unthinkable as Emma Hayes writes famous chapter into farewell story

16:35 , Chris Wilson

In the other semi-final, Chelsea recorded a famous first leg result, as an Erin Cuthbert goal gave them a 1-0 lead to take back to London.

Avoid defeat there, and Hayes will end her 12-year Chelsea reign in Bilbao and with a final shot at the only trophy that has eluded her.

This result ensures the final weeks of her time at Chelsea have produced another famous day in the club’s history.

Read the match report below.

Chelsea produce the unthinkable as Hayes writes famous chapter into farewell story

Is Lyon vs PSG on TV? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Women’s Champions League

16:22 , Chris Wilson

Lyon and Paris Saint-Germain renew their Women’s Champions Leaguerivalry as they meet in an all-French semi-final.

Lyon are the most successful side in Women’s Champions League history and have triumphed a record eight times in the competition, most recently in 2022.

PSG are still searching for their first Women’s Champions League crown and have been beaten by Lyon in the semi-finals on three previous occasions.

The match will kick off at 6pm BST (UK time) on Saturday 20 April. It will be played at the OL Stadium, and fans can watch the Women’s Champions League Semi-Finals for free on DAZN.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Is Lyon vs PSG on TV? How to watch Women’s Champions League

Lyon vs PSG LIVE

16:07 , Chris Wilson

Good afternoon and welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of tonight’s Uefa Women’s Champions League semi-final first leg tie between Lyon and Paris Saint-Germain.

The game begins at 6pm BST, and pits the two leading sides from the Division 1 Feminine against each other.