Chelsea thrash Wolfsburg to reach Champions League semi-final

Blues cruise! Chelsea coast into Women’s Champions League semi-finals with 3-0 win over Wolfsburg as Pernille Harder, Sam Kerr and Fran Kerby all net… and Bayern Munich are up next

  • Chelsea beat Wolfsburg to progress to the semi-finals of the Champions League 
  • The Blues won the second leg 3-0 to give them a 5-1 aggregate victory
  • Pernille Harder scored from the penalty spot after Sam Kerr was fouled 
  • Kerr then made it 2-0 four minutes later with a close-range finish
  • Fran Kirby added a third in the 81st minute following a counter-attack

Chelsea booked their place in the  Women’s Champions League semi-final as Pernille Harder came back to haunt old club Wolfsburg once again. 

The Blues edged a narrow first leg encounter 2-1 last week but proved too much for their opponents in the second game held at the Szusza Ferenc Stadium in Budapest.

Harder and Sam Kerr were on target in the first leg and both forwards were involved again as they scored twice in four minutes to take control of the tie before half-time. 

Chelsea beat Wolfsburg 3-0 to book their place in the semi-final of the Champions League

Pernille Harder and Sam Kerr were both on target as they took control in the first half

Harder gave the Blues a 1-0 lead when she converted a penalty after Kerr had been fouled

Kerr won a penalty in the 27th minute when she was bundled to the ground by Sara Doorsoun-Khajeh. Harder stepped up to send Katarzyna Kiedrzynek the wrong way, placing the ball into the bottom left corner.  

Ewa Pajor had missed a great chance to level instantly as she stretched to meet a cross at the backpost, but she could only put her finish wide.

She was made to pay for that miss as Kerr made it 2-0. The Australian met Sophie Ingle’s cross in the box and took two touches before turning and firing into the bottom right corner.  

The striker put the ball in the bottom left corner to send Katarzyna Kiedrzynek the wrong way

Kerr made it 2-0 four minutes later when she met a cross to turn and finish in the box

The Australian’s strike put Chelsea 4-1 ahead on aggregate as they took control of the tie

Fran Kirby lifted the ball over Kiedrzynek to make it 3-0 following a counter-attack late on

Kerr’s goal meant Wolfsburg needed to score four but they failed to create anything of note in the second half and looked vulnerable to counter-attacks. 

That vulnerability resulted in Chelsea scoring their third. Harder found Ji So-yun on the right and she slipped in Fran Kirby lifed the ball the ball over Kiedrzynek. 

The Blues are set to face Bayern Munich in the semi-final with the German side taking a 3-0 lead into their second leg match on Thursday.

Their progression means Emma Hayes’ side are still on course for a historic quadruple bid.

Chelsea won the Continental Cup earlier this month and are two points clear at the top of the WSL with the club still to begin their FA Cup campaign for this season.

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