Women's Champions League: Paris Saint-Germain Féminines 2-1 Chelsea Women (2-3 agg)

Maren Mjelde of Chelsea scores her sides first goal
Maren Mjelde's goal ensured Chelsea reached their second successive Women's Champions League semi-final

Maren Mjelde scored a dramatic injury-time goal at Paris Saint-Germain to send Chelsea into the Women's Champions League semi-finals.

The tie looked set for extra time until Mjelde poked home from Karen Carney's cross to seal a 3-2 aggregate win.

Kadidiatou Diani had put PSG ahead on the night with the game's first shot on target early in the second half.

A calamitous own goal by Chelsea keeper Ann-Katrin Berger made it 2-2 on aggregate before Mjelde won the tie.

The Women's Super League champions will face holders Lyon in the last four, after they saw off last season's beaten finalists Wolfsburg 6-3 on aggregate.

Chelsea pressed early on but failed to threaten to add to their two-goal first-leg advantage for much of the match.

The Parisians were nullified for much of a poor first half, but did show late glimpses of their capabilities - Diani sending a warning shot narrowly wide, before Marie-Antoinette Katoto was wastefully off target.

Diani, however, sparked two-time finalists PSG to life when she turned home a low Ashley Lawrence cross from 10 yards out immediately after the break.

Berger's terrible fumble as she attempted to collect a floated corner made it 2-0 on the night and level on aggregate with 34 minutes remaining.

PSG were most menacing in search of a late winner, however Mjelde secured the aggregate victory for Chelsea when she raced in at the far post to prod home captain Carney's lofted cross.

Chelsea manager Emma Hayes:

"I was a little disappointed with my team in terms of how we managed the game and I had to work hard as a coach to keep us in the game at times.

"But I have a united group and a spirited group that fight their way through adversity and we held on through many difficult moments to stay in the game.

"I felt during the last five minutes that we wanted a winner - I could sense it in them, so when Karen Carney dropped it in that space I knew there was only going to be one outcome."

PSG: Endler, Cook (Bunn 90+3), Geyoro, Katoto, Diani, Lawrence, Paredes, Berglund, Perisset (Glas 75), Formiga, Wang.

Unused substitutes: Kiedrzynek, Diallo, Zamanian, Morroni, Baltimore.

Chelsea: Berger, Blundell (Carter 74), Mjelde, Eriksson, Andersson, Spence, Ingle, Ji, Bachmann (Kirby 60), England (Bright 60), Carney.

Unused substitutes: Lindahl, Cooper, Riley, Engman.

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Wednesday 27th March 2019

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