Lyon’s Catarina Macario dazzles in Champions League quarterfinal win

Lyons US forward Catarina Macario celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-final second leg football match between Lyon and Juventus at the Groupama Stadium in Decines-Charpieu, central-eastern France, on March 31, 2022. (Photo by OLIVIER CHASSIGNOLE / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER CHASSIGNOLE/AFP via Getty Images)

Catarina Macario showed why she is considered one of the craftiest attacking players in the game right now, scoring a beauty of a goal to help Lyon clinch a UEFA Womenโ€™s Champions League semifinal berth.

The USWNT star received a cross in the center of the Juventus box before expertly turning on her defender, unleashing a clinical finish to put her side up 3-0 in the 73rd minute.

Fighting until the end, Juventus cut into Lyonโ€™s lead in the 84th minute with a goal from Andrea Staskova. The late-game push, however, wasnโ€™t enough to overcome Lyon, who defeated the Italian club 3-1 on the day and 4-3 on aggregate.

Lyon will face off against league rivals PSG in the Champions League semifinals.

In the other quarterfinal matchup of the day, Arsenalโ€™s Champions League run was halted by a determined Wolfsburg side. The German club downed the Gunners 2-0 on the day and 3-1 on aggregate.

Jill Roord scored the opener nine minutes into the matchup, tapping in a Wolfsburg corner to go up 1-0 against her old team.

An own goal from Arsenal in the second half sealed the victory for Wolfsburg, who will face Barcelona in the Champions League semifinals.

Both semifinal matches are set to take place on April 23.