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Birmingham Ladies dump Arsenal out of Women's Champions League

Birmingham City made it to the Women's Champions League semi-finals for the first time with a 3-0 aggregate success over Arsenal. For Arsenal the defeat ends a 10-season run in the Champions League.

Boss David Parker said: "Little Birmingham City in the Champions League semi-finals - it's fantastic, unbelievable.

"We were definitely the underdogs in this tie, but we knew after our first-leg performance and result that we could go through.

"After scoring twice, it was just a case of being professional to keep Arsenal out, and that's exactly what we did."

Arsenal boss Kerr said: "Our performance over the two legs showed that we're not good enough to win this competition.

"All credit to Birmingham, they seemed to want it more and they put us under pressure, but we've got to be able to cope with that.

"We need to do the basic things better and we'll work on that, but right now it's a massive disappointment to be out of the Champions League."

Birmingham will face Swedish outfit Tyreso in the semi-final with the other semi-final being an all-German clash between holders Wolfsburg and twice-winners Potsdam.

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