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Arsenal - Paris Saint-Germain
Women's Champions League - 22 August 2020
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PSG are into the Women's Champions League semi finals and in the end they deserved the win! Their superior fitness told by the full time whistle. It was very evident that the French side had played two competitive fixtures this month. Arsenal just didn't have enough in their legs to get the job done in the second half.
- End of 2nd Half
FULL TIME: Arsenal 1-2 Paris Saint-Germain
Lyon have booked their place in the semi finals with a 2-1 win over Bayern Munich. Will PSG be the ones to join them there or can Arsenal mount a late comeback here?
PSG defend the corner! Arsenal win a set piece, with the ball slung into the box, but the French remain strong at the back and Dabritz makes the clearance to ease the pressure.
Is there one last goalscoring chance left in this match for Arsenal? Their Women's Champions League hopes are slipping through their fingers. It's last chance saloon time!
There will be five minutes of stoppage time played at the end of the match.
- Yellow cardCaitlin FoordArsenal
It should be noted that Foord was shown a yellow card a few moments ago.
Little cross! The Scotland international has taken a grip of this game in the last few minutes. This is much better from Arsenal as they desperately search for a leveller, but Endler gathers Little's cross.
Miedema was there! The cross was played into the Arsenal striker from the right wing, but PSG had two defenders on hand to crowd out Miedema and make sure she didn't convert.
Katoto played the pass for Bruun!
Zinsberger could only watch! The shot from Dabritz from about 25 yards out had the Arsenal goalkeeper rooted to the spot, but the ball bounced wide of the post... but not far wide!
Katoto on target! Zinsberger needed to be alert there. Katoto was allowed to drive at the Arsenal defence and get the shot away, but it was straight at the Gunners goalkeeper. Still needed to make the save.
You have to wonder what Arsenal have left in the tank now. PSG were already looking the superior team in terms of their fitness levels and now they have a lead to protect.
- GoalSigne BruunParis Saint-Germain
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Arsenal 1 Paris Saint-Germain 2 (78 mins - Signe Bruun). A massive moment in this quarter final! McCabe was robbed of the ball near the corner flag, that allowed Diani to surge into the penalty area and square the pass into the middle and Bruun was on hand to turn home from close range. PSG have the lead!
Montemurro needs to make some changes here. These Arsenal players are running on empty. PSG are all over them as their superior fitness starts to shine through.
Arsenal are now struggling badly. They are pegged back inside their own half and it's PSG creating all the opportunities. This time it's Bruun who shoots over the target from inside the box.
Should have scored! What a big opportunity for PSG to take the lead! Katoto threaded through an exceptional pass for Diani, she was in on goal, but Zinsberger made the save with his legs!
First, Katoto is tackled inside the Arsenal box just as it looked like she might get a shot away. Then McCabe is unable to get in behind when the pass was played for her. End to end for a moment.
The last time PSG made the semi finals of the Women's Champions League was in 2017. They have been in the shadow of their more illustrious rivals, Lyon, in recent years.
This is perhaps where PSG's superior fitness is starting to show. The French side have played two competitive matches this month while Arsenal have only been able to play friendlies.
Surely Montemurro will make some changes soon? There are some tired and weary Arsenal players out there. The Gunners might also have to play extra time! This could go the distance!
What do Arsenal have left in the tank? They have fallen out of the game again as they did for a spell in the first half. PSG look the more likely of the two to find the back of the net next.
- OffNadia NadimParis Saint-Germain
- OnSandy BaltimoreParis Saint-Germain
PSG make their first change of the night and it's Nadim who comes off.
Diani is testing the Arsenal defence. The PSG midfielder is so willing to drive to the byline and make things happen. She pushes and pulls defenders out of position with her running.
Not over yet! Some more news from the other Women's Champions League quarter final being played right now and Bayern Munich have scored! They are back in the game at 2-1.
Mead is able to continue. The England international is back on the pitch and that will be a relief to Montemurro. Mead's withdrawal would have forced a change of game plan from him.
Mead is down! Might Arsenal be forced into another change due to an injury? The goalscorer, Mead, is on the ground and doesn't look too happy. Will she be able to continue?
Arsenal survive! Zinsberger flapped at a corner kick delivery into the Arsenal box, but Dabritz couldn't find the back of the net with her shot at the back post. There were enough bodies back.
Some news from the other quarter final... Lyon have doubled their advantage against Bayern Munich and the defending European champions are on their way into the semi finals.
Zinsberger struggled to deal with a cross into the box there. This is where Arsenal might miss Beattie. The Scotland international is a physical presence at the back for the Gunners.
Mead was offside! Just for a moment it seemed that the England international had been played in on goal, but Mead was slightly offside when the pass was made by Miedema.
One thing's for certain... this has been a very entertaining quarter final between two teams that deserve to be here and have the quality to go further. Very watchable encounter.
PSG are well on top at this moment in time. Arsenal are struggling to keep the ball and that is just inviting pressure on top of themselves. They are struggling for an outlet.
Nadim over the bar! Arsenal very nearly got caught out as they rushed out from the back, but allowed Nadim to stay onside. The PSG midfielder took the ball on her chest, but shoots well over.
Shot on target! Miedema finds the space for the shot right on the edge of the opposition box, but a deflection took the sting out of the effort and Endler can make the straightforward save.
This has been a good start to the second half by PSG, but unlike the first half when the French side were on top there is a sense that Arsenal carry a threat on the counter attack.
- OffJennifer BeattieArsenal
- OnViktoria SchnaderbeckArsenal
Indeed, there's the change for Arsenal and Beattie's evening comes to an end.
Beattie injury! This could be a problem for the Arsenal centre back. Beattie looks to have picked up an injury and the Gunners are going to be forced into a change at the start of the first half.
Katoto in behind! Not for the first time, the PSG forward gets in behind the Arsenal defence, but the ball got caught under Katoto's feet and that allowed Maritz to recovery and make the tackle.
PICTURE: Katoto scored the opener.
Montemurro will surely be pleased with how his Arsenal team grew into the first half after a difficult opening spell, but the Gunners must be proactive in pressing home their advantage.
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The second half is under way! It's 1-1 between Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain in this Women's Champions League quarter final!
What did you make of the first half at the Anoeta? Are Arsenal now the favourites to win this? Or will PSG's attacking quality shine through by the full time whistle? Tweet me your thoughts!
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HALF TIME: Arsenal 1-1 Paris Saint-Germain. The Gunners had to hunker down for a lot of that first half, but they grew into the game and finished the opening 45 minutes as the better side.
There will be just one minute of stoppage time played at the end of the first half.
In the other quarter final being played at this time, Lyon have taken the lead against Bayern Munich. The winner of that match will face the winner of this match in the final four.
MIEDEMA... wide! The Arsenal forward found space just inside the PSG penalty area, controlled a pass from Little and got the shot away, but it bounces just wide of the far post. The Gunners on top now!
What's the opposite of the commentator's curse? Just as I was saying that Arsenal had looked toothless in attack, they found the back of the net and they are looking good for another!
- Yellow cardAshley LawrenceParis Saint-Germain
Whoah that's a bad tackle by Lawrence who absolutely cleans out Mead just after she found the back of the net!
- GoalBeth MeadArsenal
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Arsenal 1 (39 mins - Beth Mead) Paris Saint-Germain 1. Arsenal are back on level terms! The pass was played into Mead inside the area by Little and the England international gets the ball out of her feet quickly and bends a left-footed shot into the far corner of the PSG net! Excellent finish, that!
Arsenal just haven't been able to do any real damage to PSG in the final third. They have seen plenty of the ball at the back and in midfield, but they have been toothless so far.
Across the face of goal! PSG win the ball high up the pitch after some slack play by Arsenal, but Diallo could only send a shot across the face of goal. The Gunners are living dangerously.
Just about in behind! The ball was played over the top for Katoto to chase, the French international looked to be in, but Williamson did just enough to direct it back to Zinsberger.
About 10 minutes ago, it seemed that Little was starting to take a grip of this game, but it's noticeable that PSG have now decided to crowd out the Scot whenever she receives the ball.
Montemurro looks a little concerned on the touchline. This first half has been difficult for Arsenal. The Gunners head coach might want to his players in at half time so he can offer some instructions.
Arsenal just haven't been able to get any service to Miedema. She is one of the best goalscorers in the European game right now, but PSG have just suffocated Arsenal creatively so far.
Arsenal don't really seem to know what to do with the ball when they have it in deep positions. They need someone to pick it up and drive it forward with some genuine bravery.
Here's a stat for you - PSG haven't been beaten in a game they have been leading in since losing to Montpellier in a game all the way back in January 2017. Doesn't bode well for Arsenal.
It's more possession for Arsenal, but the point must be made that they aren't really doing much with it. PSG are quite happy for them to have it in the middle of the pitch like this.
Indeed, now that PSG have something to protect they are much more willing for Arsenal to have the ball. It also means they have space to spring into once they win the ball back.
Arsenal have been the better side since falling behind, although the argument could be made that this is part of the PSG game plan to invite pressure on top of themselves.
Little is taking a grip of this match for Arsenal now. The experienced Scot just won a corner kick for her side through sheer running and determination. It comes to nothing, though.
What a finish it was!
The response from Arsenal to falling behind has been strong. They created that goalscoring chance for Little and they are all of a sudden seeing more of the ball.
Little should have scored! So close to an immediate response from Arsenal. Maritz got down the right side with the overlapping run and cut the pass back fro Little, but her shot is deflected wide. Huge opportunity.
- GoalMarie-Antoinette KatotoParis Saint-Germain
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Arsenal 0 Paris Saint-Germain 1 (15 mins - Marie-Antoinette Katoto). What an incredible finish and PSG have the early lead! Katoto peeled away from Williamson inside the penalty box and fired home a full volley on the swivel to give the French side the advantage in this WCL quarter final!
Calls for a penalty! The freekick was swung into the box from the left wing, the PSG players believe there was a handball in there (from Beattie?), but nothing is given. Good delivery by Dabrtiz.
This has been a good start to the match by PSG. They are on top at the moment and look the most likely to make something happen early on here. Arsenal struggling a little bit.
PICTURE: Arsenal having to defend early on.
Pulled back! Diani made a strong run to the byline, skipping past two Arsenal defenders, but she couldn't find Katoto in the middle and the ball pops out the other side of the pitch. Good run.
Bachmann was in behind! An early half chance for PSG, with the debutant getting in behind the Arsenal defence down the left side. However, the Gunners did just enough to crowd her out.
It's the French side who have settled into the match quicker, dominating possession in the centre of the pitch early on. PSG are technically excellent. They control games so well.
PSG have scored 14 times in this season's Women's Champions League and have conceded just once. They are as tough a test Arsenal could have hoped for at this stage of the competition.
This promises to be an exhilarating match between two top tier sides that have the quality to go all the way in this competition. Arsenal will need to be in top form.
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The match is under way at the Anoeta! It's Arsenal against Paris Saint-Germain in the Women's Champions League quarter finals!
Okay, here we go. This Women's Champions League quarter final is set to get under way at the Anoeta. Kick off is just moments away.
New Australian signings Catley and Foord are on the bench for Arsenal this evening. Will we see them at some stage in the match?
Montemurro says Little has benefited from the break, with the Scotland international straight into the Arsenal XI tonight.
Arsenal have been out of action since February. They have had to wait a LONG time for this match. Will they be able to turn it on tonight? This is about as tough as these tests come.
I'm Graham Ruthven and you can catch me on Twitter ahead of the match to let me know your thoughts. Who do you see as the favourites? Can Miedema add to her WCL tally for the season? Tweet me!
The big team news from an Arsenal perspective ahead of this match is that Nobbs is on the bench. The Gunners have some injury concerns ahead of this Women's Champions League quarter final.
This is the definition of a heavyweight clash. This should be a good one. Wolfsburg and Barcelona are into the other semi final. The winner of this tie will face Bayern Munich or Lyon in the final four.
TEAM NEWS: Arsenal - Zinsberger, Maritz, Williamson, Beattie, McCabe, Walti, Van de Donk, Little, Evans, Miedema, Mead. /// PSG - Endler, Lawrence, Paredes, Dudek, Morroni, Diani, Dabritz, Nadim, Geyoro, Bachmann, Katoto.
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