Chelsea Reach Women's Champions League Final

source: bbc
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Chelsea 4-1 Bayern Munich (agg: 5-3): Fran Kirby double helps Blues reach Women's Champions League final Late goals by Pernille Harder and Fran Kirby took Chelsea through to their first Women's Champions League final at the expense of Bayern Munich in a captivating game. The Blues trailed 2-1 after the away leg but Kirby's breakaway strike put them in control on away goals. Sarah Zadrazil's stunning shot made it 1-1 but Ji So-yun restored the lead. With extra time looming Harder headed in and, as Bayern pressed, Kirby scored into an empty net to seal victory. Emma Hayes celebrates Chelsea reaching 'dream' Champions League final Kirby ran half the length of the pitch to ensure Chelsea's progress in a dramatic finish to an astonishing game at The goal sparked wild scenes of celebration among players and staff, with a tearful manager Emma Hayes overwhelmed by leading Chelsea through to the final against Barcelona in Gothenburg on Sunday, 16 May. Relive the action from Kingsmeadow Hayes 'overwhelmed' by historic Chelsea win Harder's fine near-post header from Jess Carter's exquisite free-kick had put the Blues on the verge of becoming the first English side since Arsenal in 2007 to reach a European final. Bayern piled forward in the final stages, causing blind panic on several occasions as they desperately sought the second away goal that would have taken them through. But the hosts somehow survived and, with keeper Laura Benkarth upfield Kirby made sure of a monumental win. Chelsea 4-1 Bayern Munich (agg: 5-3): Fran Kirby double helps Blues reach Women's Champions League final Late goals by Pernille Harder and Fran Kirby took Chelsea through to their first Women's Champions League final at the expense of Bayern Munich in a captivating game. The Blues trailed 2-1 after the away leg but Kirby's breakaway strike put them in control on away goals. Sarah Zadrazil's stunning shot made it 1-1 but Ji So-yun restored the lead. With extra time looming Harder headed in and, as Bayern pressed, Kirby scored into an empty net to seal victory. Emma Hayes celebrates Chelsea reaching 'dream' Champions League final Kirby ran half the length of the pitch to ensure Chelsea's progress in a dramatic finish to an astonishing game at The goal sparked wild scenes of celebration among players and staff, with a tearful manager Emma Hayes overwhelmed by leading Chelsea through to the final against Barcelona in Gothenburg on Sunday, 16 May. Relive the action from Kingsmeadow Hayes 'overwhelmed' by historic Chelsea win Harder's fine near-post header from Jess Carter's exquisite free-kick had put the Blues on the verge of becoming the first English side since Arsenal in 2007 to reach a European final. Bayern piled forward in the final stages, causing blind panic on several occasions as they desperately sought the second away goal that would have taken them through. But the hosts somehow survived and, with keeper Laura Benkarth upfield Kirby made sure of a monumental win. Chelsea 4-1 Bayern Munich (agg: 5-3): Fran Kirby double helps Blues reach Women's Champions League final Late goals by Pernille Harder and Fran Kirby took Chelsea through to their first Women's Champions League final at the expense of Bayern Munich in a captivating game. The Blues trailed 2-1 after the away leg but Kirby's breakaway strike put them in control on away goals. Sarah Zadrazil's stunning shot made it 1-1 but Ji So-yun restored the lead. With extra time looming Harder headed in and, as Bayern pressed, Kirby scored into an empty net to seal victory. Emma Hayes celebrates Chelsea reaching 'dream' Champions League final Kirby ran half the length of the pitch to ensure Chelsea's progress in a dramatic finish to an astonishing game at The goal sparked wild scenes of celebration among players and staff, with a tearful manager Emma Hayes overwhelmed by leading Chelsea through to the final against Barcelona in Gothenburg on Sunday, 16 May. Relive the action from Kingsmeadow Hayes 'overwhelmed' by historic Chelsea win Harder's fine near-post header from Jess Carter's exquisite free-kick had put the Blues on the verge of becoming the first English side since Arsenal in 2007 to reach a European final. Bayern piled forward in the final stages, causing blind panic on several occasions as they desperately sought the second away goal that would have taken them through. But the hosts somehow survived and, with keeper Laura Benkarth upfield Kirby made sure of a monumental win.

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