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Linkoping 2 (Sallstrom 16, Asllani 57) Arsenal 2 (Yankey 40, Chapman 79)
agg 3-3; Arsenal won on away goals
Arsenal are through to the UEFA Women's Champions League semi finals after drawing 2-2 with Linkoping in their second leg and progressing on away goals.
Laura Harvey's team twice came from behind in Sweden thanks to Rachel Yankey and a late Katie Chapman strike to book a glamour tie against French side Lyon, who will host the first leg.
The quarter final was finely poised after Ellen White's stunning half volley cancelled out Linda Sällström's first half opener at Boreham Wood in the first leg last Thursday.
Sällström was again Arsenal's scourge when she put Linkoping ahead after just 16 minutes in Kopparvallen, the striker being put through on goal where she beat Emma Byrne with a confident finish.
Ellen White went close to levelling the scores just afterwards but Arsenal grabbed the away goal they craved five minutes ahead of the interval as the striker set up a well taken goal from Yankey.
Just before the hour mark, Linkoping went back in front albeit in fortuitous fashion, Kosovare Asllani's shot looked to have been saved by Byrne but the ball just evaded her grasp and crossed the line.
Arsenal piled forward in search of a second goal, which would turn the tie in their favour, and went close thorugh an Ellen White header and a Kim Little shot which was saved by Sofia Lundgren.
With eleven minutes remaining, Katie Chapman repeated her late heroics from the previous round against Rayo Vallecano as she unleashed a long range shot which sailed past Lundgren and into the back of the net to put Arsenal in the driving seat for the first time in the tie.
The Gunners defence needed to withstand late pressure from the home side and needed a couple of late blocks but they shut out the Linkoping attack and held on for a famous victory. Despite not actually leading on aggregate at any time during the 180 minutes, the two away goals were sufficient to take Arsenal into the semi finals for the fourth time in their history.
Linkoping: Sofia Lundgren, Charlotte Rohlin, Louise Fors (sub Kosovare Asllani 45mins), Nora Holstad-Berge, Petra Larsson, Tilda Heimersson, Jessica Samuelsson, Linda Sallstrom, Ingrid Schjelderup, Maja Krantz (sub Jonna Andersson 87mins), Kathryn Gill. Subs not used: Tine Cederkvist, Elisabet Klinga, Ida Brannstrom, Michaela Johnsson, Elin Borg.
Arsenal: Emma Byrne, Steph Houghton, Niamh Fahey, Katie Chapman, Jennifer Beattie, Faye White, Danielle Carter (sub Julie Fleeting 66mins), Jordan Nobbs (sub Ciara Grant 80mins), Ellen White (sub Laura Coombs 90mins), Kim Little, Rachel Yankey. Subs not used: Rebecca Spencer, Yvonne Tracy, Lauren Bruton, Brooke Nunn.
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