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Drama for Chelsea: female wolves throw out last year’s finalists

Drama for Chelsea FC
Female wolves throw out last year’s finalists

The last group game in the Champions League is about everything for VfL Wolfsburg. Ironically, against last year’s finalists FC Chelsea, a victory must be achieved in order to advance. This succeeds with an impressive performance – the wolf women settle two bills at the same time.

The footballers of VfL Wolfsburg clearly won their decisive group game against Chelsea and qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions League on the last preliminary round matchday. The leaders of the Bundesliga defeated last year’s finalists from London 4-0 (2-0) and jumped from third to first place in Group A.

Svenja Huth scored twice each in the 16th and 23rd minute and Tabea Waßmuth in the 59th and 78th minute, in front of 1,107 spectators in the Wolfsburg AOK Stadium. At the same time, the wolves ensured the end of Chelsea for the German national player Melanie Leupolz. Coach Emma Hayes said she “didn’t recognize her team”, according to the BBC. As with the men, there is also a lot of unrest in Chelsea’s women’s team over the Covid outbreak. “Those are really difficult moments for a coach when so many players are playing so badly and they are so confused,” said Hayes.

On the other hand, the mood in Wolfsburg was completely different: “I am incredibly proud and happy that the team has managed to do that,” said Sport Director Ralf Kellermann. The Wolfsburg women showed an impressive performance right from the start. Since Italy’s champions Juventus Turin defeated the underdog Servette FC from Switzerland at the same time, it was clear that VfL needed a win with a two-goal margin.

In the end, a rating of all direct duels between Wolfsburg, Chelsea and Juventus decided on progress. Ultimately, the English women, who were the front runners on this final day of the game, got hit. The quarter-finals will be drawn on next Monday and on 22/23. and 30./31. March 2022.

With this success, the German cup winners settled two bills with the team around the former VfL star Pernille Harder. Last season Wolfsburg were eliminated in the Champions League quarter-finals with 1: 2 and 0: 3 against Chelsea. In the first leg of this season, VfL conceded the 3-3 equalizer in stoppage time.

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