Chelsea secured their first win on this season’s Girls’s Champions League with a formidable show at Juventus.
Erin Cuthbert’s superb solo objective with simply over half an hour gone had put the guests forward on the Allianz Stadium.
Juventus responded nearly instantly when Barbara Bonansea volleyed residence from a cross.
Nevertheless, Pernille More durable gave Chelsea victory when she reacted rapidly in a crowded space to show within the profitable objective.
The win means Chelsea have 4 factors from two video games in Group A after they drew 3-3 with Wolfsburg of their opener.
More durable’s objective continued her spectacular begin to the season for the Blues with the Denmark worldwide’s newest strike her fifth of the season in all competitions.
The 28-year-old additionally scored the late equaliser in opposition to her former aspect Wolfsburg, who she left to affix Chelsea in the summertime.
“I really feel like I’m in a stream,” stated More durable, who has 32 targets in 40 Champions League video games.
“I’ve had pre-season and really feel I’ve tailored into the workforce. We maintain creating, me and in addition the workforce – and I like that.”
Chelsea boss Emma Hayes praised her new recruit’s contribution since becoming a member of, saying: “She had an impressive efficiency.
“She is a key participant for this workforce and I’m so delighted she is a part of this squad.”
Hayes’ aspect confronted a frightening activity in Turin in opposition to a workforce that had received their final 11 video games on the trot, a run that additionally included eight clear sheets at residence.
However that near-impenetrable Juventus defence was breached within the thirty first minute when Cuthbert obtained the ball exterior the field, weaved previous defenders and slotted in.
It briefly silenced a vocal residence crowd however Juventus’ response was as spectacular because it was swift as Lisa Boattin performed a deep ball into the far aspect of the field the place Bonansea had bought forward of the defence to drive contained in the close to publish.
It was the second time in as many video games within the competitors the place Chelsea had scored first solely to then concede.
However, in contrast to in opposition to Wolfsburg – the place they went 3-1 down earlier than preventing again for a draw – they responded by retaking the lead.
The guests have been the higher aspect within the second half and rewarded for his or her attacking intent when More durable struck after good work by Fran Kirby and Sam Kerr.
Solely a wonderful late save late by Pauline Peyraud-Magnin, to maintain out Kerr’s shot, prevented Chelsea from profitable by a extra convincing margin.
- 23SalvaiSubstituted forLenziniat 73′minutes
- 8RosucciSubstituted forCarusoat 81′minutes
- 14PedersenSubstituted forZamanianat 89′minutes
- 11BonanseaSubstituted forBonfantiniat 72′minutes
- 10GirelliSubstituted forStaskováat 81′minutes
- 22CuthbertSubstituted forFlemingat 66′minutes
- 10JiSubstituted forIngleat 74′minutes
- 14KirbySubstituted forAnderssonat 83′minutes
- 23More durable
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Match ends, Juventus Femminile 1, Chelsea Girls 2.
Second Half ends, Juventus Femminile 1, Chelsea Girls 2.
Try saved. Andrea Stasková (Juventus Femminile) proper footed shot from exterior the field is saved within the backside left nook. Assisted by Lina Hurtig.
Nook, Juventus Femminile. Conceded by Ann-Katrin Berger.
Try missed. Sara Gama (Juventus Femminile) header from the centre of the field is shut, however misses to the precise. Assisted by Valentina Cernoia following a set piece state of affairs.
Foul by Melanie Leupolz (Chelsea Girls).
Sara Gama (Juventus Femminile) wins a free kick on the precise wing.
Substitution, Juventus Femminile. Annahita Zamanian replaces Sofie Pedersen due to an harm.
Nook, Chelsea Girls. Conceded by Lisa Boattin.
Try blocked. Sophie Ingle (Chelsea Girls) proper footed shot from the centre of the field is blocked. Assisted by Sam Kerr with a cross.
Foul by Jessie Fleming (Chelsea Girls).
Lisa Boattin (Juventus Femminile) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Substitution, Chelsea Girls. Jonna Andersson replaces Fran Kirby.
Substitution, Juventus Femminile. Arianna Caruso replaces Martina Rosucci.
Substitution, Juventus Femminile. Andrea Stasková replaces Cristiana Girelli.
Nook, Juventus Femminile. Conceded by Magdalena Eriksson.
Foul by Guro Reiten (Chelsea Girls).
Agnese Bonfantini (Juventus Femminile) wins a free kick on the precise wing.
Nook, Chelsea Girls. Conceded by Sara Gama.
Substitution, Chelsea Girls. Sophie Ingle replaces Ji So-Yun.