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Paris take on Barcelona and Bayern face Chelsea in the ties over the next two Sundays as each seek their first title.

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Both UEFA Women’s Champions League semi-final ties are now set for the next two Sundays as Paris Saint-Germain, after ending Lyon’s five-year reign, take on Barcelona, while Bayern München face Chelsea.

We profile the contenders for glory in Gothenburg on 16 May, all four aiming to lift the trophy for the first time.

Semi-final ties (25 April & 2 May)

Paris Saint-Germain vs Barcelona
Bayern München vs Chelsea

Final (16 May: Gamla Ullevi, Gothenburg):

Bayern/Chelsea vs Paris/Barcelona

Tie-by-tie guide:

Paris vs Barcelona

Paris Saint-Germain

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Round of 32: Górnik Łęczna 8-1agg
Round of 16: Sparta Praha 5-3agg
Quarter-final: Lyon 2-2agg (won on away goals)
Season top scorer: Marie-Antoinette Katoto (3)
Previous best
: runners-up (2014/15, 2016/17)
2019/20: semi-finals
Semi-final record: W2 L2

  • Paris became the first team to knock Lyon out of Europe since themselves in the 2014/15 round of 16.
  • Won 5-1 on aggregate against Barcelona in the 2017 semi-finals and also 1-0 in the last eight a year earlier.

Barcelona

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Round of 32: PSV Eindhoven 8-2agg
Round of 16: Fortuna Hjørring 9-0agg
Quarter-finals: Manchester City 5-2agg
Season top scorer: Jenni Hermoso (5)
Previous best
: runners-up (2018/19)
2019/20: semi-finals
Semi-final record: W1 L2

  • Were the first finalists from Spain in 2019.
  • Caroline Graham Hansen and Alexia Putellas are both set to bring up 50 European appearances in the first leg.

Bayern vs Chelsea

Bayern München

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Round of 32: Ajax 6-1agg
Round of 16: BIIK-Kazygurt 9-1agg
Quarter-finals: Rosengård 4-0agg
Season top scorers: Lineth Beerensteyn/Linda Dallmann/Sydney Lohmann/Lea Schüller (3)
Previous best
: semi-finals (2018/19)
2019/20: quarter-finals
Semi-final record: W0 L1

  • The only German entrants not to win the title in their debut campaign, they are aiming to make the final at their seventh attempt.
  • Will face Melanie Leupolz, who left in the summer for Chelsea after six years with Bayern.

Chelsea

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Round of 32: Benfica 8-0agg
Round of 16: Atlético 3-0agg
Quarter-finals: Wolfsburg 5-1agg
Season top scorer: Fran Kirby (4)
Previous best: semi-finals (2017/18, 2018/19)
2019/20: did not enter
Semi-final record: W0 L2

  • Hoping to be only the second English finalists after London rivals Arsenal took the title in 2007.
  • Edged Bayern on away goals in the 2017/18 round of 32.
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