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Chelsea punches ticket to Champions League Final with win over Bayern Munich


Chelsea came into the second leg of the semifinal down 2-1, but a commanding four-goal performance on Sunday helped the Blues overwhelm Bayern and secure their spot in the Champions League final.

Scoring opened up in the 10th minute with a well-executed build-up play by Chelsea. Fran Kirby split the Bayern defenders with a perfectly timed run, giving her space to find the back of the net and put her side up 1-0.

Bayern responded in the 29th minute with a stunning goal from outside the box by Sarah Zadrazil to equalize.

Just before the end of the first half, Ji So-yun put Chelsea back out in front with a goal off a Blue’s set piece.

The next goal wouldn’t come until the 84th minute when Jess Carter’s free kick found the head of Pernille Harder, flicking the ball on frame.

Up 3-1, Chelsea’s job was far from over, as Bayern pressed well into the second half, keeping Chelsea on their toes.

It wasn’t until the 95th minute that Bayern’s fate was sealed. A Fran Kirby shot into an open goal put Chelsea up 4-1, securing their place in the final.

Chelsea will play Barcelona on May 16 in the club’s first-ever Champions League final.