Wolfsburg had VAR to thank for his or her quarter-final first leg victory over Paris Saint-Germain within the Girls’s Champions League on Thursday evening.
Dominique Janssen scored the one aim of the sport from the penalty spot halfway via the second half for a handball from PSG defender Elisa de Almeida that wasn’t seen by the officers in actual time.
Upon evaluate, English referee Rebecce Welch pointed to the spot and confirmed De Almeida a yellow card. Having already been avoidably cautioned for dissent within the first half, that imply crimson for her.
Janssen calmly transformed the penalty, rolling the ball into the underside nook as eight-time Champions League profitable goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi dived the other manner.
PSG had earlier thought they’d a penalty of their very own when the spectacular Sakina Karchaoui went down underneath strain from Wolfsburg defender Marina Hegering. It was initially given as a foul, however when Welch consulted the pitchside monitor she modified her thoughts.
Photographs heading in the right direction have been few and much between, with Janssen’s penalty one in all solely three between either side. Ramona Bachmann had PSG’s finest probability, forcing a save from Merle Frohms.
The second leg will happen at Wolfsburg’s Volkswagen Enviornment subsequent Thursday, the place the Germans can have house benefit on high of their combination lead.
GK: Bouhaddi (5); RB: Lawrence (7), CB: De Almeida (4), CB: Geyoro (6), LB: Karchaoui (8); CM: Hamraoui (6), CM: Jean-Francois (6), RM: Baltimore (6); AM: Bachmann (6), LM: Groenen (5); ST: Diani (6)
Subs: Fazer (6), Vangsgaard (6)
GK: Frohms (7); RB: Hendrich (7), CB: Hegering (7), CB: Janssen (7), LB: Rauch (7); CM: Oberdorf (6), CM: Lattwein (7); RM: Huth (6), AM: Roord (6), LM: Popp (7); ST: Pajor (5)
Subs: Model (6), Jonsdottir (6), Bremer (N/A)