Football: Barca grab 1-1 draw with PSG in women's CL semi first leg

Reuters

Posted at Apr 26 2021 09:23 AM

Football: Barca grab 1-1 draw with PSG in women's CL semi first leg 1
Barcelona's Aitana Bonmati in action with Paris St Germain's Sara Dabritz. Christian Hartmann, Reuters

PARIS - Barcelona striker Jennifer Hermoso grabbed what could prove to be a vital away goal as her side drew 1-1 with Paris St Germain in the first leg of their UEFA Women's Champions League semi-final on Sunday.

The visitors took the lead in the 13th minute through the prolific Hermoso, who exploited a moment of doubt by PSG keeper Christiane Endler to head home a brilliant cross from midfielder Aitana Bonmati.

PSG were level eight minutes later through a close-range Alana Cook header after a well-worked set piece before Endler redeemed herself with a string of fine saves during a pulsating first half.

Barcelona substitute Asisat Oshoala missed a glorious chance to give her side the lead in the 77th minute, somehow failing to connect with Marta Torrejon's low cross with the goal at her mercy.

Bayern Munich take on Chelsea in the other semi-final later on Sunday, with the second legs taking place next Sunday. 

(Reporting by Philip O'Connor, editing by Ed Osmond)