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Chelsea beat Real Madrid to maintain perfect start

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Chelsea have won all three of their Women’s Champions League matches this season

Chelsea maintained their perfect start in the Women’s Champions League group stage by edging out Real Madrid.

Following a drab first half the Blues took the lead through Sophie Ingle’s 66th-minute header after Millie Bright flicked on a corner.

Erin Cuthbert’s dipping cross sealed the points with 15 minutes left, catching out goalkeeper Misa Rodriguez.

Chelsea remain favourites to advance as Group A winners, five points clear of second-placed Paris St-Germain.

Last season’s semi-finalists defeated Albanian side Vllaznia 5-0 earlier on Wednesday.

Chelsea canter home at expectant Kingsmeadow

Chelsea, who returned to the top of the Women’s Super League on Sunday after beating Tottenham at Stamford Bridge, came into the match leading Group A, two points ahead of unbeaten Real Madrid.

After a 1-0 win over Paris St-Germain and an 8-0 victory against Vllaznia in their two other Champions League matches, a bouncing Kingsmeadow crowd was expectant.

They came close through Fran Kirby’s early curling effort in an otherwise uneventful first half.

With 25 minutes to go there was a nervous energy at Kingsmeadow with Real Madrid growing into the game, but that was soon replaced with relief after Ingle’s opener.

And Chelsea nearly added a third through two Niamh Charles efforts at the death as they saw out the win.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Chelsea Women

Formation 4-3-3

  • 30Berger
  • 21Charles
  • 26Buchanan
  • 4Bright
  • 16Eriksson
  • 22Cuthbert
  • 5Ingle
  • 14KirbySubstituted forFlemingat 56′minutes
  • 19Rytting KanerydSubstituted forJamesat 56′minutesBooked at 69mins
  • 20Kerr
  • 11ReitenSubstituted forCarterat 79′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Musovic
  • 3Nouwen
  • 7Carter
  • 9England
  • 10James
  • 13Svitková
  • 15Périsset
  • 17Fleming
  • 27Abdullina
  • 28Cankovic
  • 36Akpan

Real Madrid Femenino

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Rodríguez Rivero
  • 2Robles
  • 14Sousa Feitoza
  • 5Andrés
  • 7CarmonaSubstituted forGarcíaat 81′minutes
  • 24OlofssonSubstituted forGálvezat 80′minutes
  • 21ZornozaSubstituted forTolettiat 86′minutes
  • 11Weir
  • 20FellerSubstituted forSvavaat 63′minutes
  • 10GonzálezBooked at 57minsSubstituted forHansenat 86′minutes
  • 8Oroz

Substitutes

  • 3Abelleira
  • 4Gálvez
  • 6Toletti
  • 9García
  • 13Gerard
  • 15Florentino
  • 16Hansen
  • 18Rodriguez
  • 22del Castillo
  • 23Svava
  • 27Camacho
  • 46Fuente

Referee:
Maria Ferrieri Caputi

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