Chelsea Women 3-3 Wolfsburg Women: Pernille Harder Scores Last Minute Goal in Champions League Opener – Lex Chelsea striker Pernil Harder has been linked with a move away from the club after suffering a hamstring injury in the Champions League.
Team Emma looks like their own failed engineer when they make three defensive mistakes.
In the second minute after the 4-0 defeat to Barcelona in late May the group stage of the London Champions League was far from open. But their problems were all theirs.
With an early lead with Sam Carr some inconsistencies gave Wolfsburg strikers Tapie Woesmut and Jill Ruder and to alleviate the situation made another mistake shortly after half-time. Double its advantage.
Bethany gave Chelsea 39 minutes to save something but it was too late despite being two points behind Group A leaders Juventus Emma Hayes made two changes to Chelseas Brighton WSL replacing Bethany England G So-un Frank Kirby and Sophie England .
Marin Megildy returned to Chelsea after seven months with joint pain. The hosts took the lead after a free kick hit the wall to save Ji Soo Yeon Alshult from the post.
She picked up Js ball from a high angle kick and showed her awareness and control of the Womens Premier League by scoring the first touch and hitting the striker.
A mistake by the home sides left defense allowed Wolfsburg to pass and outclass the home sides goalkeeper adding another goal for the visitors.
Katherine Berger and captain Magda Erickson who were promised a defender caused a break. Goalkeeper Melanie Lobolz tried to play the ball but the ball bounced off the edge of the penalty area to slip into the net.
Na Oberdorf never picked up her legacy and the ball fell on Röder who committed a foul from 16 yards in the corner. Three minutes later another Chelsea mistake led to Wolfsburgs goal.
The back pass was short but even then the Wolfsburg forward still had a lot to do. On a far post however Berger was clinically defeated with a left footed shot.
Chelsea made a difference in the penalty area after colliding in a corner kick but that was their last significant tackle. Its only a matter of time before Kirby arrives.
The hosts have been under pressure in the last 10 minutes but after Erin Catbert missed a great opportunity Harder took advantage of a Wolfsburg error in the penalty area.