USWNT Star Macario Fires Chelsea to FA Cup Semi Finals

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Catarina Macario continued her impressive return from injury by scoring in her second consecutive game for Chelsea, guiding the London side to a 1-0 victory over Everton in the Women’s FA Cup quarter finals on Sunday.

The United States international, who found the net on her Chelsea debut last week after a 20-month injury layoff, once again proved her worth by tapping home from close range in the second half. 

Her goal, orchestrated by Agnes Beever-Jones’s clever play on the right wing, secured Chelsea’s spot in the semifinals of the prestigious competition.

Macario’s Second Strike Seals Semifinal Spot for Chelsea

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Catarina Macario continued her impressive return from injury by scoring in her second consecutive game for Chelsea, guiding the London side to a 1-0 victory over Everton in the Women’s FA Cup quarter finals on Sunday.

Chelsea, currently leading the Women’s Super League (WSL) and fresh off a qualification for the Conti Cup final, join Leicester City, Manchester United, and Tottenham in the last four. 

The semifinal draw is scheduled for March 12, and Chelsea will be eager to learn their next opponent as they aim to add another trophy to their cabinet.

Despite dominating their WSL meetings with Everton this season, Chelsea faced a resilient Everton side on Sunday. 

The Merseyside club’s defensive display frustrated Chelsea for much of the match, with chances at a premium. 

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Nathalie Björn’s first-half header, which hit the crossbar, was the closest either side came to breaking the deadlock in the early stages.

However, Chelsea increased their intensity after the break and eventually found the breakthrough through Macario’s clinical finish in the 65th minute. 

The goal highlighted Macario’s importance to the team, especially in the absence of Sam Kerr, who suffered a season-ending ACL injury in January.

With Macario’s emergence, Chelsea’s quest for an unprecedented quadruple remains alive. The team’s next challenge comes against WSL title-rivals Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on March 15, where they will look to maintain their momentum and continue their pursuit of silverware on multiple fronts.

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