Duo set up European final, trio excel back home
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There was to be no 'Miracle of Potsdam' in the UEFA Women's Champions League as Turbine Potsdam bowed out of the competition following a goalless draw with Lyon. Die Torbienen (The Goal Bees) had suffered a heavy first-leg defeat against their French counterparts, so it is Lyon who progress to face FFC Frankfurt in the Munich final.

On the domestic front, Wolfsburg took over top spot in the Women's Bundesliga, while Zurich edged closer to the title in Switzerland and FC Barcelona continued apace in Spain. FIFA.com recaps the action from selected women's leagues across the continent.

UEFA Women's Champions League: All-German final dream over
Hopes of an all-German final in this season's UEFA Women's Champions League were dashed on Sunday after Turbine Potsdam failed to overturn a 5-1 first-leg deficit against Olympique Lyon, drawing 0-0 in the return at the Karl Liebknecht Stadion. "If we'd played like we did today in Lyon, we wouldn't be asking ourselves why we went out," said Potsdam striker Isabel Kerschowski. "We were all committed today, but unfortunately it was as though their goal was locked."

Defending champions Lyon will now take on FFC Frankfurt in the decider on 17 May in Munich. After beating Arsenal 2-1 in their semi-final, first leg, Sven Kahlert's side remained on the front foot on home turf, winning 2-0 in front of 3,710 fans at the Stadion am Brentanobad to progress to the final for a fifth time. Dzsenifer Marozsan and Jessica Landstrom were each on target for the hosts.

Switzerland: Zurich remain on course
Hot favourites FC Zurich continued their winning streak in the final round of the Nationalliga A with an assured display against title rivals SC Kriens at the Heerenschurli. Fabienne Humm netted both goals in a comfortable 2-0 victory for Dorjee Tsawa's side, who move eight points clear of their closest competitors at the top with just five games remaining.
Top three: FC Zurich (31 points), SC Kriens (23), FC Basel (20)

Germany: Wolves steal a march
Wolfsburg took over at the top of the Women's Bundesliga thanks to a 5-2 home win against Hamburg, with Martina Muller (2), Zsanett Jakabfi and Nadine Kessler firing the Wolves to victory. Carolin Simon and Maike Timmermann each netted consolations for the visitors. FCR Duisburg moved into second with a 3-0 success against FF USV Jena, though fourth-placed 1. FFC Frankfurt maintain a game in hand after playing in the Champions League in midweek. There was no change at the other end of the standings, with Bayer Leverkusen beating SC Freiburg and Lokomotive Leipzig suffering defeat at the hands of SG Essen-Schonebeck. Leipzig currently prop up the rest of the league with just nine points at the bottom.
Top three: VfL Wolfsburg (43), FCR 2001 Duisburg (42), Turbine Potsdam (41)

Spain: Barcelona the measure of all things

Unlike their male colleagues, FC Barcelona's women remained on course for the title thanks to a 2-0 away win over FC Valencia, their 27th victory in 29 matches this season. Closest challengers Athletic Bilbao also kept the pressure on with a 3-0 success against SD Lagunak, but the Basque side remain six points off the summit. Defending champions Rayo Vallecano de Madrid also continued their good form with a 4-0 thumping of Reocin Racing, but stay in fourth. Third place is currently occupied by RCD Espanyol de Barcelona, who were held to a goalless draw at home against Levante UD.
Top three: FC Barcelona (82), Athletic Bilbao (76), RCD Espanyol (66)