Juventus 1-2 Chelsea: Emma Hayes’ facet transfer degree on factors with Wolfsburg due to Pernille Tougher’s late winner of their second Champions League group recreation
- Chelsea beat Juventus 2-1 within the Champions League group recreation on Wednesday
- They drew their Champions League group opener in opposition to Wolfsburg final week
- Nonetheless, it was Pernille Tougher’s 69th minute aim that gave Chelsea the win
- Chelsea now sit second in Group A, degree on factors with leaders Wolfsburg
Pernille Tougher was the hero for the second week working as Chelsea Girls beat Juventus 2-1 within the Champions League.
The Blues wanted a late Tougher aim to assert a degree of their opening group match with Wolfsburg and the Danish worldwide was available to attain the winner on the Allianz Area.
The striker is in excellent kind with 4 objectives in her final 5 video games and he or she is making a behavior of digging staff out of holes. The Blues have been struggling to interrupt down a resilient Leicester facet within the WSL on Sunday earlier than Tougher got here off the bench to interrupt the impasse within the eightieth minute.
Pernille Tougher’s 69th minute aim gave Chelsea the win over Juventus on Wednesday evening
Chelsea managed to assert all three factors after some poor defending noticed them draw their Champions League group stage opener in opposition to Wolfsburg final week
However that is why Emma Hayes’ facet paid a document switch charge for the 28-year-old final summer time. It got here as no shock to see Tougher’s identify on the shortlist for the Ballon d’Or final week and he or she can be one of many contenders to win that prize later this 12 months.
After dropping factors in opposition to Wolfsburg final week, Chelsea knew they actually wanted a victory in Turin and it was a well-recognized face who was trying to cease them.
Joe Montemurro’s final conquer Hayes got here in 2018 when his Arsenal facet beat Chelsea 5-0. However his final six video games in opposition to the Blues’ resulted in 5 defeats and a draw.
Montemurro’s final conquer Hayes got here in 2018 when his Arsenal facet beat Chelsea 5-0
Lina Hurtig began brightly and appeared to trigger issues in behind Chelsea’s defence
Nevertheless it was Chelsea who grew into the sport and began to dominate possession, with Fran Kirby and Sam Kerr virtually combining for the opener
The Australian left the Gunners on the finish of final season and whereas his former membership are blossoming below new boss Jonas Eidevall, Montemurro has made a powerful begin in Turin.
Juve are joint prime of Serie A and have gained all of their six video games, scoring 14 objectives and conceding only one.
Juventus (4-3-3): Peyraud-Magnin, Lundorf, Gama, Salvai (Lenzini 73), Boattin, Rosucci (Caruso 81) Pedersen, Cernoia, Bonansea (Bonfantini 72), Hurtig, Girelli (Staskova 81)
Subs not used: Giai, Nilden, Pfattner, Beccari, Aprile, Zamanian, Hyyrynen
Targets: Cuthbert 31, Tougher 68
Chelsea (3-4-3): Berger, Vibrant, Carter, Eriksson, Cuthbert (Fleming 65), Leupolz, Ji (Ingle 74) , Reiten, Kirby (Andersson 83), Kerr, Tougher
Subs not used: Telford, Spence, Fox, Nuowen, Musovic, Charles, Mjelde, England
Targets: Bonansea 37
Referee: Ivana Martinic
They beat Swiss facet Servette 3-0 of their opening group recreation and it was clear from kick-off that the Italians have been in a assured temper.
Lina Hurtig began brightly and appeared to trigger issues in behind Chelsea’s defence, with Jess Carter having to be on her toes to cease the striker getting a shot off early on.
Nevertheless it was Chelsea who grew into the sport and began to dominate possession, with Fran Kirby and Sam Kerr virtually combining for the opener, however the Australian’s shot was inadvertently blocked by team-mate Ji So-Yun.
The Blues did break the impasse on the half hour mark, nevertheless. Cuthbert discovered area on the suitable wing, took one contact to come back inside then raced within the field and completed calmly into the underside proper nook.
However Juve have been degree simply six minutes later when Lisa Boattin’s cross from the left wing discovered Barbara Bonansea on the again publish, who beat Guro Reiten to the ball to put a side-footed first-time volley into the underside nook.
The Blues have been virtually given a present simply earlier than half-time when Juve goalkeeper Pauline Peyraud-Magnin dithered on the ball and was charged down by Sam Kerr. The striker managed to dam the ‘keeper’s clearance however the ball bounced narrowly huge of the publish.
Chelsea had an ideal likelihood to retake the lead within the 58th minute when Reiten pulled the ball again to Tougher on the penalty spot, however her end flew simply huge of the publish.
Nonetheless, Barbara Bonansea did present Juventus with one aim on Wednesday night
Chelsea’s victory places Emma Hayes’ facet second in Group A, degree on factors with Wolfsburg
However the Danish worldwide greater than made up for that miss 10 minutes later when she fired her facet in entrance. Kerr’s blocked shot fell kindly for the striker and he or she fired a first-time effort previous Peyraud-Magnin.
The Juve goalkeeper was liable for the rating remaining 2-1 when she made a surprising one-handed save to maintain out Kerr’s fierce shot, which was heading for the highest left hand nook.
Chelsea’s victory places them second in Group A, degree on factors with Wolfsburg however with an inferior aim distinction.