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Women's Champions League semi-finals: form guide

Published: Tuesday 18 April 2017, 16.25CET
Ahead of Saturday's last-four first legs, Manchester City booked a place at Wembley, Lyon and Paris set up a French Cup final showdown and Barcelona went joint top in Spain.
by Paul Saffer
Women's Champions League semi-finals: form guide
Alex Morgan scored four for Lyon on Sunday ©Getty Images

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  • Katarzyna Kiedrzynek (Paris)
  • Dzsenifer Marozsán (Lyon)
  • Dzsenifer Marozsán (Lyon)
  • Saki Kumagai (Lyon)
 
Published: Tuesday 18 April 2017, 16.25CET

Women's Champions League semi-finals: form guide

Ahead of Saturday's last-four first legs, Manchester City booked a place at Wembley, Lyon and Paris set up a French Cup final showdown and Barcelona went joint top in Spain.

  • Semi-final ties (22 & 29 April)

Barcelona (ESP) v  Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
Manchester City (ENG) v Lyon (FRA, holders)

  • Final: 1 June, Cardiff City Stadium

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  • BARCELONA v PARIS

Barcelona
Barcelona are on a fine run, having made it ten competitive wins in a row by beating Real Betis 3-0 on Sunday as the Liga resumed following the international break. With five games to go, Barcelona have moved level at the top with Atlético Madrid after the unbeaten capital side were held 0-0 by Valencia, nine points behind in third.

Paris
On Sunday, Paris booked their place in the French Cup final for the first time in three years by beating Saint-Étienne 4-1. They will face Lyon in Vannes on 20 May with Paris aiming to lift the cup for the second time after their 2010 triumph. A fortnight before, ahead of the international break, Paris let a three-goal lead slip, drawing 3-3 at home against Guingamp and are now a point behind Montpellier in third. As in Spain, only the top two will be sure of a European berth next season.

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Melissa Lawley (left) score to take CIty to Wembley

  • MANCHESTER CITY v LYON

Man. City
City are on their way to Wembley following a 1-0 defeat of Liverpool in the FA Women's Cup semi-final on Monday courtesy of a first club goal from Melissa Lawley. City will play in the final for the first time when they take on Lawley's former side and the only previous English club to reach the last four in Europe, Birmingham City, at England's national stadium on 13 May as they bid to complete a domestic treble. The start of City's campaign in the transitional FA Women's Super League Spring Series has been delayed until 3 May due to their tie with Lyon.

Lyon
Lyon's bid for a sixth straight French Cup continued with Sunday's 10-0 semi-final win at third-tier Hénin-Beaumont, Alex Morgan outscoring Ada Hegerberg four goals to three. Lyon, who have won all 13 of their domestic games in 2017, scoring 70 goals and conceding two, are also on course for an 11th consecutive league title, most recently beating St-Étienne 6-0 to sit eight points ahead of Montpellier with four games to go in May.

Last updated: 18/04/17 16.25CET

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