After defeats in 2018 and 2020, Pernille Harder hopes to be lucky for the third time in the Women’s Champions League final on 16 May in Gothenburg.
And the good news is that her vanquisher on these occasions, the French power plant Lyon, will not wait for her and Chelsea.
Another crucial Chelsea goal for Harder
Instead, they face Barcelona – and it took a titanic match against Bayern Munich on Sunday to get there.
Followed by 2-1 overall, Chelsea led by the same margin with extra time, but then Harder struck in the 84th minute with a powerful header to put the Blues ahead.
A late counter-attack in injury time as the Bayern goalkeeper pushed forward then confirmed a 4-1 result and an overall 5-3 victory.
Gloomy prospects for Nadia meanwhile
Nadia Nadim, meanwhile, was on the losing side as Barca beat Paris St Germain to advance.
The loss largely signals the end of her season, as this summer’s major tournament for women, the European Championships for women, has been postponed to 2022 to avoid a clash with the men’s equivalent, Euro 2020.
Eriksen justifies moving from Tottenham with the Serie A winner’s medal
Christian Eriksen can add a Serie A winning medal to his collection after last weekend’s confirmation that Inter have won their first league since 2010. Thus, Inter have denied Juventus their tenth Serie A in a row with four games left. Eriksen, who scored his second goal of the season on Saturday in a 2-0 win over Crotone, has played a crucial role in the middle of a five-man midfield since January. On Saturday, however, he was on the bench, but scored his side’s first goal just three minutes after entering the 66th minute.
Tabloid outs engineering group as designer of Qatar Stadium
The Danish engineering group Rambøll has been named one of the designers of a stadium that will play a key role in hosting the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Announced in a controversial way by ‘holier than you’ Ekstra Bladet (which rhymes if you say it with a touched Anglo accent), the story tells how Ahmed bin Ali Stadium (aka Al-Rayyan Stadium) hosts seven matches. Rambøll told the tabloid that it won a tender to become the stadium’s engineering consultant in 2012 and then continued to work on the “earliest phases of the project on the stadium’s technical design from 2013 to 2016”.
Unique double for 100 meter relay team
Both the men’s and women’s 100m relay teams have qualified for the Olympics after impressive performances at the World Athletics Relays event in 2021 in the Polish city of Chorzów this weekend. The Danish men, who set a new national record of 39.06 seconds in the heats to qualify as France and Ukraine – a time that would have given them silver in the final – finished fourth, while the women finished sixth. All the finalists qualified for the Olympics. In the case of women, it will be their first appearance in 73 years, and it is believed to be the first time that both teams qualify together.
Danish talent could play a key role in his debut in the Tour de France
The young Danish cyclist Jonas Vingegaard, 24, will compete for the Jumbo-Visma team in the Tour de France this summer – a race where he is expected to focus on helping captain Primoz Roglic, who led the 2020 trip into the penultimate stage, but finished up to second place. Since Vingegaard made his Grand Tour debut in the Vuelta en España last year, he has really kicked off and he has already won three stages this year. “I’ve always watched the Tour de France on TV, so it’s great to be selected for it. I am very happy with my development because I have actually improved a lot, ”he said.
Badminton star catches corona and loses final
The Danish badminton player Viktor Axelsen, world number two, was forced to withdraw from the European Championship final on Sunday after testing positive for coronavirus. Therefore, he lost the game by giving Anders Antonsen, a Danish Dane, the title. Axelsen was dramatically carried away to a hotel room in Kiev, where he will be quarantined for the next two weeks.
Young Dane breaks his duck in the NHL
The young Danish ice hockey player Joachim Blichfeld, 22, has scored his first NHL goal for the San Jose Sharks. A recent call from the AHL outfit in San Jose, Blichfeld’s goal, brought the score back to 3-5, but the Sharks eventually lost 3-6 to the Minnesota Wild.
Danish top sidelines until playoffs
Winnipeg Jets striker Nikolaj Ehlers, 25, is injured and the NHL team hopes he will be able to return to the playoffs later this month. It is believed that Ehlers may have received a blow to the head during a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday. He has scored 46 points from 47 games this season and places him 18th on the NHL’s top scorer list.
Source: The Nordic Page