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Canadian Janine Beckie’s score not enough to help Man City overtake Barcelona

Canadian Janine Beckie’s score not enough to help Man City overtake Barcelona

Canada’s Janine Beckie scored the opening goal in Manchester City’s 2-1 win over Barcelona in the UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-final second leg, but that was not enough as Barcelona have progressed in total, 4-2.

Beckie swept away a stray ball after a corner kick in the 20th minute to give City hope for a comeback.

But just before the hour mark, Barca striker Asisat Oshoala tapped from close range for a crucial away goal. She had come close to scoring several times, but was turned down by defender Lucy Bronze and goalkeeper Ellie Roebuck.

USA international Sam Mewis converted a 68th-minute penalty for City.

WATCH | Canadian Janine Beckie sweeps the opening goal as Man City are ousted by Barcelona:

Canadian forward Janine Beckie scored the opening goal as Manchester City beat Barcelona 2-1, but lost 4-2 overall in the second leg of the UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-finals . 0:43

Along with Barcelona, ​​Chelsea also qualified for the semi-finals of the Women’s Champions League on Wednesday.

Pernille Harder scored against his former side to lead Chelsea to a 3-0 victory over Wolfsburg and 5-1 on aggregate.

Chelsea will face Bayern Munich or Rosengård in the semi-finals. Bayern beat the Swedish club 3-0 in the first leg and play again Thursday in Malmö.

Barcelona await either Lyon, five-time defending champion, or Paris Saint-Germain. The Lyon-PSG return match has been moved to April 18 after a coronavirus epidemic in the Lyon team.

In Budapest, Harder converted a penalty in the 27th minute and Sam Kerr doubled the lead five minutes later. Both players scored in the first leg last week. Fran Kirby added the third goal in the second half.

Chelsea and Wolfsburg played their quarter-finals in Budapest due to travel restrictions. Chelsea were the “away” team on Wednesday.

Harder, who joined Chelsea from Wolfsburg in September, sent a long ball for Kerr, who was downed by defender Sara Doorsoun. From the penalty spot, the Danish captain sent goalkeeper Katarzyna Kiedrzynek in the wrong direction, rolling the ball into the corner.

Kerr scored in the 32nd minute, collecting a chipped pass with his back on goal. The Aussie striker turned around and fired a right-footed shot just inside the post.

Kirby worked a back-and-forth with Ji So-Yun and beat Kiedrzynek closely in the 81st minute.

The final is scheduled for May 16 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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