Arsenal Ladies are through to the Champions League Semi-Finals after drawing 2-2 with Linkoping on Wednesday 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.

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.

Rachel Yankey equalised five minutes before half time to regain parity, on the night and in the tie, but Kosovare Asllani restored the Swede’s advantage in the 57th minute.

Arsenal were heading out of the competition until Chapman, the saviour against Rayo Vallecano in the last round, popped up 11 minutes from time to book the Gunners a Semi-Final spot.

Arsenal Ladies

1
Byrne
6
White (C)
9
White 90
8
Nobbs 80
4
Houghton
11
Yankey Goal! Yellow Card
14
Beattie
15
Carter 65
16
Little
17
Chapman Goal!
19
Fahey Yellow Card

Substitutes

22
Spencer
3
Tracy
7
Grant 80
10
Fleeting 65
99
Bruton
0
Brooke Nunn
99
Coombs 90

Linkoping

0
Sofia Lundgren
0
Charlotte Rohlin
0
Louise Fors 46
0
Linda Sallstrom Goal!
0
Ingrid Schjelderup
0
Jessica Samuelsson
0
Tilda Heimersson
0
Petra Larsson
0
Nora Holstad-Berge
0
Kathryn Gill
0
Maja Krantz 87

Substitutes

0
Elin Borg
0
Jonna Andersson 87
0
Michaela Johnsson
0
Ida Brännström
0
Elisabet Klinga
0
Tine Cederkvist
0
Kosovare Asllani 46 Goal!
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23 Mar 2011