Women's Football

Women's Champions League semi-final second leg: Preview & predictions

Jamie Spencer
May 1, 2021, 1:15 PM GMT+1
Chelsea are one of four clubs vying for a place in the 2021 Women's Champions League final
Chelsea are one of four clubs vying for a place in the 2021 Women's Champions League final | Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images
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There will be a new Women’s Champions League winner this season and the identity of the two 2021 finalists will be known by Sunday evening when the semi-final second legs have concluded.

Reigning five-time back-to-back European champions Lyon saw their stranglehold on the competition expire in the last round when they were beaten by domestic rivals PSG. Meanwhile, an impressive Barcelona saw off a strong Manchester City, while Chelsea overcame 2020 finalists and two-time former winners Wolfsburg, and Bayern Munich beat Rosengard.

But who will make it through to this season’s final?

Sunday 2 May

Barcelona vs Paris Saint-Germain (1-1 agg.)

PSG have already knocked out reigning champions Lyon
PSG have already knocked out reigning champions Lyon | Catherine Steenkeste/Getty Images

What time is kick off? 11.00 (BST)
Where is it being played? Johan Cruyff Stadium
TV channel? BT Sport 3 (UK)

Barcelona hold a slender advantage ahead of the second leg thanks to the away goal scored by Jenni Hermoso just 13 minutes into the first leg in Paris.

The Catalans were so impressive and in control against Manchester City in the last round and start as favourites to reach what would be a second final in three years for them.

PSG did what all of Europe has failed to do since 2015 when they knocked out Lyon in the last round and would see it as a wasted opportunity if they now failed to go all the way themselves.

Prediction: Barcelona 1-0 PSG (2-1 agg.)

Chelsea vs Bayern Munich (1-2 agg.)

Chelsea have an aggregate deficit to overturn against Bayern Munich
Chelsea have an aggregate deficit to overturn against Bayern Munich | Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Getty Images

What time is kick off? 12.30 (BST)
Where is it being played? Kingsmeadow
TV channel? BT Sport 1 (UK)

Bayern Munich won the first leg in Germany thanks to a second half strike from Sweden international Hanna Glas, although Melanie Leupolz’s away goal at least gives Chelsea a hope of overturning the deficit.

Things have come together for Bayern this season, having played second fiddle in Germany to Wolfsburg in recent years. They are on course to win a first Bundesliga title since 2016 and this is only their second time to the last four of the Champions League.

Prediction: Chelsea 1-1 Bayern Munich (2-3 agg.)

The 2021 Women’s Champions League final will be held at Gamla Ullevi in Gothenburg, Sweden on Sunday 16 May.

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