Picture : Erin Cuthbert scored a beautiful winning goal in Barcelona !




-      3 goals in the last 6 minutes : Lyon overturned a two goal lead against PSG in the first semi final leg ! What a game !

-      It was today the 11th game in UEFA Women’s Champions League between OL and PSG ! The 4th in semi final ! OL won the 3 first. PSG won the last time in Lyon in …2014.

-      Crowd record in Lyon today : 38 466 spectators for the first leg of the semi final !

-      Kadidiatou Diani scored her 8th goal in 9 Champions League games this season, leading the ranking in Europe.

-      Marie Antoinette Katoto scored twice to give a large advance to Paris, but it was not enough …

-      Wendie Renard took advantage of a penalty to score her 150th goal with Olympique Lyon last week. The defender's 150th goal since her debut at OL in 2006, playing  472 matches. She is also still in 6th place in the ranking of the club's top scorers behind Eugénie Le Sommer (303), Ada Hegerberg (264), Lotta Schelin (225), Camille Abily (209) and Sandrine Brétigny (175). She won already 15 national titles, 9 French Cups and 8 UEFA Champions Leagues ! WORLD RECORD ! Today she played her 114th game in the UEFA Champions League and her 13th Semi Final !

-      Former Ballon d'Or winner Ada Hegerberg has signed a contract extension with Lyon until 2027. She has won eight French league titles and six Champions League trophies since joining Lyon in 2014. The 28-year-old Norway international was also the first recipient of the Women's Ballon d'Or award in 2018. Hegerberg has scored 264 goals in 244 games so far for Lyon, with 64 of those coming in the Champions League. She scored already 14 goals against Paris SG, but she was injured for this game, like Eugénie Le Sommer and Sara Dabritz.



-      The first leg was played today in Barcelona in the Estadi Olympic Lluis Campanys where 36 428 spectators were present ! 5 times IFFHS World’s Best Woman Referee Stephanie Frappart directed the game.

-      Captain Erin Cuthbert, also Scotland’s leader, scored her third Champions League goal in Barcelona and gave the victory to Chelsea.

-      It was the first defeat of FC Barcelona at home since February 2019 after 100 games (98 wins, 2 draws) !

-      Chelsea went to Barcelona and held them to just ONE shot on target ! Barcelona scored 164 goals this season (4 per game) ! Emma Hayes masterclass.

-      Chelsea became the first team in more than 8 years to stop Barcelona from scoring at home in the competition.

-      Colombian striker Mayra Ramirez played an important role in Chelsea’s win.

-      Barcelona beat Chelsea last year 2023 in semi final and in the final in 2021. Each time with 4 goals !

-      Emma Hayes and Jonatan Giraldez, the coaches of Chelsea and Barcelona, will go to USA next season for new challenges ! Emma will become the new coach of USA Women’s National Team and Jonatan takes in charge Washington Spirit in the NWSL !

-      Like Ada Hegerberg in Lyon, Samantha Kerr is injured in Chelsea. But also Mia Fishel and Millie Bright ! Great absences for Chelsea.

-      In Barcelona , Mapi Leon is always injured and Barcelona’s defence missed her.

-      Caroline Hansen Graham made her comeback against Chelsea. Last year she scored the 1-1 in the first leg.