Wolfsburg Women 4 – 0 Chelsea Women

Chelsea exited the Women’s Champions League with a 4-0 loss in their last Group A match at Wolfsburg on Thursday.

Last year’s runner-up only had to avoid defeat to advance to the knockout stage, but he produced a surprisingly below average performance.

The heavy reverse, coupled with Juventus’ 4-0 victory over Servette, saw them slide to third place in the standings.

Wolfsburg, Juve and Chelsea all finished on equal points with 11 points, but it was the Germans, after Svenja Huth and Tabea Wassmuth each scored two in an impressive performance at the AOK Stadium, who leapt to the top.

Pernille Harder had a first chance for the Blues when she walked into the penalty area and pulled out, but the English side, without Ann-Katrin Berger and Drew Spence after positive coronavirus tests, were soon on the back foot.

Wolfsburg beat Chelsea 4-0 and qualified

Wolfsburg play as if they have nothing to lose and captain Huth forces Zecira Musovic to a save before Lena Oberdorf finishes just wide. Felicitas Rauch also makes Musovic save.

The goal of the advantage came after 16 minutes. Musovic manages to save a ball in Shanice Van de Sanden’s area but Huth is surprised by the rebound.

The hosts doubled up seven minutes later when Wassmuth broke down on the left and crossed for Huth who slid into the far post.

Chelsea tried to find an answer and Sam Kerr hit the crossbar before Harder put Almuth Schult to the test.

Coach Emma Hayes made a change before half-time and sent Ji So-yun, who quickly forced another save from Schult.

Chelsea finished second last season

Chelsea’s hopes of returning to the game took a hit early in the second half when skipper Magdalena Eriksson was forced to leave due to injury.

The guests did not give up and threw the players forward in search of goals, but were caught out when Huth served Wassmuth for Wolfsburg’s third goal.

Aniek Nouwen hit the wood with a looped header for Chelsea but there was no turning back and Wassmuth finished the score with a fierce shot after 78

What’s next?

Chelsea will now host West Ham in the WSL on Sunday at 12:15 pm. The draw for the knockout stage of the Women’s Champions League will take place on 20 December.

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