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UEFA Women’s Champions League Update: Quarter-Finals Heat Up

The 2023/24 UEFA Women’s Champions League is heading towards its climax, with the quarter-final stage underway and the semi-finals set to follow in April. The season will reach its grand finale at the San Mamés Stadium in Bilbao on Saturday, 25 May.

Quarter-Final Results

The quarter-final stage has seen intense competition, with top European clubs vying for a spot in the semi-finals. Here’s a summary of the first leg results:

  • Ajax 0-3 Chelsea: Chelsea took a commanding lead in their tie against Ajax, with goals from Lauren James and Sophia Nüsken securing a comfortable victory for the English side​​.
  • Benfica 1-2 Lyon: Lyon edged past Benfica in a closely contested match, setting up an intriguing second leg​​.
  • Häcken 1-2 Paris Saint-Germain: PSG secured a narrow win against Swedish side Häcken, with goals from Kadidiatou Diani and Ramona Bachmann​​.
  • Brann 1-2 Barcelona: Barcelona continued their quest to retain their title with a win against Norwegian side Brann​​.

The second legs of the quarter-finals are scheduled as follows:

  • Lyon vs Benfica: 27 March, 18:45 CET
  • Chelsea vs Ajax: 27 March, 21:00 CET
  • Barcelona vs Brann: 28 March, 18:45 CET
  • Paris Saint-Germain vs Häcken: 28 March, 21:00 CET

Semi-Final Matchups

The semi-final draw has already been set, promising more exciting clashes:

  • Brann/Barcelona vs Ajax/Chelsea: The winner of the Brann vs Barcelona tie will face the victor of the Ajax vs Chelsea matchup.
  • Benfica/Lyon vs Häcken/Paris Saint-Germain: The winner of the Benfica vs Lyon tie will take on the winner of the Häcken vs PSG clash.

The first legs of the semi-finals will be played on 20 and 21 April, with the second legs scheduled for 27 and 28 April.

Final Showdown

The UEFA Women’s Champions League final is set to take place on 25 May 2024 at the San Mamés Stadium in Bilbao, Spain. The match will determine the champion of the 2023/24 season, with the winners etching their name in the history of European women’s club football.

Stay tuned for more updates as the competition progresses and the battle for supremacy in European women’s football continues.

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