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Tyresö books first ticket to UWCL semifinals

Tyresö became the first team to advance to the UWCL semifinals. (Photo: www.parismania.fr )

By no surprise, Tyresö is through to the UEFA Women’s Champions League semifinals with an 8-1 aggregate victory over Austria’s SC Neulengbach.

Tyresö took the 8-1 advantage to Austria on Saturday and didn’t have any need to press the issue after last week’s easy victory in Sweden. The second leg ended scoreless, and Marta and Caroline Seger spent the entire match on the bench.

Which English team Tyresö will face for the right to go to the final in Lisbon in May is the question. The second legs of all three other quarterfinals take place on Sunday, with Birmingham’s 1-0 aggregate advantage over Arsenal the only matchup that is still in significant doubt.

FFC Turbine Potsdam and VfL Wolfsburg look to be on a collision course for an all-German semifinal as they enter Sunday’s second legs. Potsdam’s advancement into the next round is all but official after an 8-0 victory over Italy’s ASD Torres CF in Leg 1, while defending UWCL champion Wolfsburg owns a comfortable but not ironclad 3-0 aggregate lead over Barcelona ahead of Sunday’s meeting in Spain.

The two-leg semifinals will take place April 19/20 and April 26/27. The final takes place on Thursday, May 22 at the Estádio do Restelo in Lisbon.

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