Chelsea women secure victory in Champions League quarter-final first leg

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Chelsea women secured a 2-1 home victory in the first leg of our Champions League quarter-final clash against Wolfsburg.

Second-half goals from Sam Kerr and Pernille Harder secured the victory for Chelsea in the first leg of this encounter.

The German side had the more deadly chances in the first half, with Alexandra Popp hitting the post, but couldn’t convert their chances.

The first half ended goalless, and Chelsea had the better game in the second period, and made sure the Germans paid for their missed chances.

Fran Kirby linked up well with Sam Kerr shortly after the restart, as Kerr put Chelsea in front on the 55th minute. 11 minutes after that, Kirby and Kerr combined again to set up Pernille Harder for the second goal.

Chelsea’s two-goal lead was cut down shortly afterwards, as Dominique Janssen scored from the spot four minutes after Harder’s goal, after Magda Eriksson fouled Svenja Huth in the box.

Chelsea survived late pressure from the away side to hold on to their victory.

The second leg will be played next week in Budapest, and Chelsea will have to avoid defeat to go through to the semi-final.

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