Brøndby, Paris Saint-Germain and two-time reigning champions VfL Wolfsburg are through to the UEFA Women’s Champions League semifinals.
Wolfsburg prevailed in the most anticipated matchup of the quarterfinals, ousting the star-studded FC Rosengård of Sweden on the away goals rule. Alexandra Popp scored twice, including the decisive goal in the 4-4 aggregate series. Popp opened the scoring in the 4th minute and sealed the match with a well-placed header in the 81st minute.
It looked like the German international’s late goal would make things comfortable for Wolfsburg, but Sara Bjork Gunnarsdóttir scored in the 93rd minute for Rosengård, who quickly earned a corner kick after the kickoff and had a half-chance fall to the feed of Ramona Bachmann.
Marta scored in the 24th minute and Anja Mittag scored in the 42nd minute for Rosengård.
Paris Saint-Germain demolished Glasgow City, 7-0 on aggregate after winning 5-0 on Saturday. PSG’s win sets up a huge semifinal clash with Wolfsburg, who look to become the first team to three-peat. Wolfsburg’s first European title denied Lyon a chance at a three-peat in 2013.
Brøndby pulled off a somewhat surprising 2-1 aggregate win over Linköpings FC. Emma Madsen’s goal proved decisive for Brøndby, who will likely play FFC Frankfurt in the other semifinal. Frankfurt and Bristol meet in Leg 2 of their quarterfinal on Sunday. Frankfurt won the first leg, 5-0 in England.
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