A cruel end for the women's team

Paris Saint-Germain were knocked out of the UEFA Women's Champions League despite a 1-1 draw with Wolfsburg in Germany in Thursday's quarter-final second leg.

Everything had started well with Diani thinking she had opened the scoring just 11 minutes in, but the Parisian forward was ruled offside by the narrowest of margins.

Immediately afterwards, there was a blow for the visitors as Popp found the net against the run of play: her first-time shot looping over Bouhaddi (1-0, 20'). The Rouge-et-Bleu sought a way back and eventually equalised though Diani, who headed Karchaoui's cross into the far corner (1-1, 30')

Ramona Bachmann saw a volley fly just over the crossbar (38') as Paris pressed, but their hopes took a hit when Diani was forced off just before the break with a shoulder injury and was replaced by Amalie Vangsgaard.

The second half was keenly contested and Wolfsburg twice struck the woodwork. The Parisians had chances to force the game into extra-time, notably Hamraoui late on from distance (88'), but they could not find the net again.

There is now the league title to battle for and the Coupe de France to defend with a top-of-the-bill final against Lyon coming up on 13 May. And of course, a return to the Champions League for a new challenge next season.