Player ratings as Janssen penalty decides even UWCL clash

Wolfsburg had VAR to thank for their quarter-final very first leg triumph over Paris Saint-Germain in the Women’s Champions League on Thursday night.

Dominique Janssen scored the only objective of the video game from the charge area midway through the 2nd half for a handball from PSG protector Elisa de Almeida that wasn’t seen by the authorities in genuine time.

Upon evaluation, English referee Rebecce Welch indicated the area and revealed De Almeida a yellow card. Having currently been avoidably warned for dissent in the very first half, that imply red for her.

Janssen calmly transformed the charge, rolling the ball into the bottom corner as eight-time Champions League winning goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi dived the opposite method.

PSG had actually previously believed they had a charge of their own when the remarkable Sakina Karchaoui decreased under pressure from Wolfsburg protector Marina Hegering. It was at first provided as a nasty, however when Welch spoke with the pitchside display she altered her mind.

Shots on target were rare, with Janssen’s charge among just 3 in between both sides. Ramona Bachmann had PSG’s finest opportunity, requiring a conserve from Merle Frohms.

The 2nd leg will occur at Wolfsburg’s Volkswagen Arena next Thursday, where the Germans will have house benefit on top of their aggregate lead.

GK: Bouhaddi (5); RB: Lawrence (7), CB: De Almeida (4), CB: Geyoro (6), POUND: 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), POUND: Rauch (7); CM: Oberdorf (6), CM: Lattwein (7); RM: Huth (6), AM: Roord (6), LM: Popp (7); ST: Pajor (5)

Subs: Brand (6), Jonsdottir (6), Bremer (N/A)

Player of the match – Sakina Karchaoui (PSG)

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