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Premier League latest, Women’s Champions League updates

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The 2023-2024 UEFA Women’s Champions League competition is back in action this week, with the last eight teams battling it out for a spot in the semi-final. During the first leg games in the quarterfinals, leading teams like PSG, Barcelona, Chelsea, and Lyon displayed their prowess ahead of the second league games on Thursday and Friday. These top four teams have set the stage for exciting second-leg encounters this week, with a fierce semifinal set to follow in April.

Here’s a closer look at the latest 2023/2024 UCL women’s tournament updates, looking at the thrilling first-leg quarterfinal games and what to expect from the upcoming second-leg matchups.

Chelsea records a comfortable 3-0 triumph over Ajax

Chelsea have a strong chance of qualifying for the UCL women’s semi-finals after comfortably crashing Ajax 3-0 during their first-leg quarterfinal game at the Johan Cruyff Arena. Lauren James recorded her 15th goal this season, setting the Blues up for a win before Sjoeke Nusken recorded a double to help Chelsea overpower a youthful Ajax.

Ajax will be traveling to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea on 27th March, with Emma Hayes’s team in a solid position to clinch their fifth European semi-final over the last six seasons. Chelsea’s manager (Emma Hayes) is confident that her side will secure the win on Wednesday and the Parimatch bonus code is a great option to wager on the game.

Lyon lands a narrow 2-1 victory over a stubborn Benfica

Lyon women are heading into their second-leg quarter-final match against Benfica standing at a one-goal advantage after landing a narrow 2-1 win in Lisbon. Benfica recorded the opening goal of the match thanks to Andreia Faria’s efforts, but goals from Sara Dabritz and Delphine Cascarino secured the win for the visitors in the second half.

The French side went into the game at the Estadio Da Luz as the solid favorites, having won the UEFA Women’s Champions League eight times. In contrast, this was the first time that Benfica reached the knockout stage in the UEFA Women’s Champions League. However, Benfica hopes to return the favor in their second-leg meetup at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium on Wednesday, 27th March.

Barcelona earns a well-deserved win over Brann

Barcelona are also going into their second-leg match against Brann with a one-goal advantage in the UEFA Women’s Champions League quarterfinals. The Spanish side secured a well-deserved 2-1 victory over Brann in Norway, with Caroline Graham Hansen leading the team to glory. The Norwegian female footballer scored her 25th goal to give the Spanish side an early lead at the Asane Arena and Salma Parralluelo sealed the win for them despite Brann’s ability to equalize through Cecilie Redisch Kvamme.  

PSG wins their first-leg UEFA Women’s Champions League match at Hacken

PSG earned a slight advantage in the first-leg match after claiming a 2-1 victory in their quarterfinal game at Hacken. The French side crashed Hacken in Gothenburg following the 74th-minute score by Tabitha Chawinga.

Eva Gaetino opened the scoreline for PSG in the 23rd minute, recording her first goal in the UEFA Women’s Champions League. However, Rosa Kafaji equalized the game three minutes to half-time, but Hacken failed to hold off PSG after Chawinga’s second goal.

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