Carpenter's Lyon in Champions League final

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Matildas defender Ellie Carpenter is set to play in the women's Champions League final after helping Lyon secure a berth with a 2-1 away win over Paris St Germain.

The semi-final second leg victory in Paris on Saturday night gave the visitors a 5-3 aggregate victory and the chance to win a record-extending eighth Champions League title when they take on defending champions Barcelona in the decider.

Barcelona earlier qualified despite losing 2-0 at VfL Wolfsburg, having won the first leg 5-1 last week.

Ada Hegerberg and Wendie Renard scored either side of Marie-Antoinette Katoto's equaliser as Lyon capitalised on their opponents' mistakes in both legs to reach their 10th final in the competition.

Lyon had won five Champions League titles in a row before Barcelona triumphed last year after Lyon lost to PSG in the quarter-finals.

Barcelona will be seeking to repeat their treble of last season having already clinched the Spanish league and made the Copa de la Reina semi-finals.

Carpenter, 22, joined Lyon in mid-2020 and was an unused sub in the Champions League final win against Wolfsburg that year before going on to be named in the French league team of the season last year.

The all-time top scorer in the competition, Hegerberg opened Saturday's scoring in the 14th minute, heading home from Selma Bacha's cross, extending her record to 58.

Lyon thought they had it in the bag in the second half when Hegerberg netted another one, but the goal was disallowed after a VAR review, which ruled that Melvine Malard was offside.

Goalkeeper Barbora Votikova, who had a nightmarish first leg with two blunders, was replaced at halftime by Charlotte Voll after she suffered a knee injury.

Katoto levelled for the hosts in the 62nd minute from close range after Christiane Endler parried away Sandy Baltimore's shot into her path.

Lyon, however, wrapped it up seven minutes from time as Renard headed home to punish PSG for their soft defending on her 101st appearance in the competition.

Lyon won five titles in a row from 2016-20 before losing to PSG in the quarter-finals last year.

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