Chelsea Women booked a place in their first-ever Uefa Champions League final today with a pulsating victory over German giant Bayern Munich.
The Blues overturned a 2-1 deficit after last week’s first-leg against Bayern Munich, winning 4-1 at Kingsmeadow stadium to become only the second English team to reach the final.
Emma Hayes’side made bright start to the game and found themselves 1-0 up after 10 minutes through Fran Kirby, who played a brilliant one-two with forward Sam Kerr before finding a gap within the Bayern defence to superbly finish across Benkarth’s goal to level the tie on aggregate.
Despite the Blues dominating possession, it was the visitor, who find their equasiler. Sarah Zadrazil’s long-range effort flew into the top right corner after a Bayern Munich corner kick wasn’t fully cleared away by the English side.
The Blues went into the break with a 2-1 second-leg lead after Ji So-yun finished beyond visiting keeper Laura Benkarth from the edge of the area.
And a goal from Pernille Harder and another from Kirby in the final 10 minutes of the game sealed Chelsea’s place in the UEFA Women’s Champions League final for the first time ever.
The first was Arsenal in 2007, when Emma Hayes was assistant manager to Vic Akers, and winning the title with Chelsea has been a target since she took over the hotseat in 2012.
The Blues will take on Barcelona in the UEFA Women’s Champions League final on Sunday 16 May after the Catalan giants overcame Paris Saint-Germain in the other semi-final tie.