Barcelona and Arsenal first qualified for the semi-finals
Barça did not make a detail in the Champions League in a copiously stocked Camp Nou by outclassing AS Roma 5 goals to 1, already beaten 1-0 in the first leg, then Arsenal reversed the situation by winning 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium against Bayern Munich, winners 1-0 in Germany. In the semi-finals (go April 22, return April 29), Barcelona will oppose Chelsea or Lyon, defending champion and eight times winner of the event (a record). And Arsenal at Wolfsburg or Paris Saint-Germain.
At the Emirates in London, in the rain, the Londoners regained their delay and took the advantage in two minutes, with goals from the Norwegian Frida Leonhardsen-Maanum, a strike in the top corner (20th), and Sweden’s Stina Blackstenius, header, receiving a cross from Ireland’s Katie McCabe (26th). Dominating a large part of the match, the players of Swedish coach Jonas Eidevall had several chances to worsen the score but showed clumsiness in front of the opposing goal and had to draw to resist the onslaught of the Germans at the end of the game.
Catalan Ultra Dominatrixes
In Barcelona, on the other hand, there is no suspense. The Catalans regaled a copiously filled Camp Nou by inflicting a very heavy 5-1 on the overwhelmed and already beaten Romans (1-0) in the first leg. Ultra dominating, the Catalans were marked by the Swedish Fridolina Rolfö (11th, 45 + 3), Mapi Leon (33rd), by the Nigerian center-forward Asisat Oshoala (46th) and finally Patricia Guijarro (54th).
Roma saved the honor by Annamaria Serturini with a low cross shot at the entrance to the area (58th). Barça, which remains on three Spanish championship titles in a row, still outrageously dominates the Women’s Liga this season with thirteen points ahead of Real Madrid (2nd) after 23 days. The Barcelona women won the C1 in 2021 (4-0 against Chelsea in the final) and lost in the final against Lyon (3-1) last year.