COVID curtails Lyon WCL clash with Paris

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The women's UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg between Ellie Carpenter's Olympique Lyonnais and Paris St Germain has been rescheduled for April 18 after a string of COVID-19 cases within the Lyon squad.

Seven-times champions Lyon said on Monday that six of their players had tested positive for coronavirus and asked for Wednesday's home game to be postponed after the whole squad was put in isolation by regional health authorities.

Former Western Sydney Wanders, Canberra United and Melbourne City full-back Carpenter, 20 - a Matildas regular - joined Lyon in June 2020.

She was an unused substitute in last season's Champions League Final against Wolfsburg.

Lyon, who have claimed the last five titles, won the first leg 1-0 in Paris.

UEFA said the match will be played as planned at the OL Stadium, with the kickoff time to be announced.