Erin Cuthbert and Pernille Harder both scored as Chelsea claimed a 1-2 victory away from home against Juventus in the Women UEFA Champions League.
The encounter could have gone either way with both teams showing so much quality going forward as the goals came from both ends but it was the away side who were able to get all three points.
A good display for Emma Hayes’s side who bounced back by making sure they get all three points to keep them second on the table with Wolfsburg who seat first with a goal difference after their 5-0 win earlier.
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The game kicked off in the first half with both sides gaining control of things in their side of the pitch which the encounter was evenly matched and balanced going forward and defending.
The first 20 minutes of football from both sides weren’t that good enough to result in anything good as it progressed with opportunities coming but nothing to record as the scoreline remained 0-0.
Chelsea Women opened the goal scoring in the 31st minutes which came through Erin Cuthbert with a stunning finish after receiving a pass and slot inside the defense before she converted to make it 0-1 for the Blues.
It didn’t took long for Juventus Women to pull back level as Bonansea scored in the 37th minute of the game to make sure things turned level 1-1 which was also a simple finish from a cross inside the box which she finished off neatly.
Things carried on without any goal being scored which saw the first half ending with Chelsea and Juventus heading into the break with a 1-1 draw after an amazing 45 minutes of good football.
The game resumed in the second half with so much coming from the two sides who made sure nothing went wrong in the early stages despite all the opportunities created going forward.
It was looking good for Juventus Women who looked confidence as the defense of their opponent was shaky too much that they exploited it before Emma Hayes switched to a 4-Man defensive backline.
Chelsea Women took the lead in the 69th minute from a nice buildup from play which saw two strikes blocked before Pernille Harder got a hold of the ball and smashed it past the goalkeeper to make it 1-2 as it progressed.
The game looked balanced as both teams proceed with more opportunities coming from both ends which their finishing failed them on many occasions which could have seen the scoreline changed.
It finally ended in the second half with Chelsea Women claiming an impressive 1-2 win against Juventus at the Allianz Stadium to get their first win and three points in the Women Uefa Champions League 2021-22.
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