FC Barcelona qualified today for the women’s soccer Champions League semi-finals, even losing 2-1 at Manchester City, whom they had won 3-0 in the first leg.
A goal by Canadian Janine Beckie, in the 20th minute, gave hope to the citizens, but the Nigerian Oshoala equalized the match at 59 and practically removed any doubts about who would pass.
American Sam Mewis successfully converted a penalty, at 68, but this victory was insufficient to reverse the 3-0 of the first game, following ‘Barça’ to the next stage.
The Catalans now wait for a French rival, who will be Paris Saint-Germain or Lyon, five-time champion in title and ‘executioner’ of the Spanish in the 2019 final, in a decision postponed to 18 April.
The team of the Portuguese Jéssica Silva has an outbreak of covid-19 in the squad, which forced the postponement of the game with PSG, who starts for the second leg with a disadvantage of 1-0.
Today, in Budapest, Chelsea went on to the semi-finals by beating Wolfsburg 3-0, after a first win by 2-1, now waiting for Bayern Munich (Germany) or Rosengard (Sweden), who face Thursday, as an opponent.