Chelsea vs Lyon in champions league
Watch Chelsea vs Lyon highlights as Guro Reiten scores for Chelsea in the first leg of the quarter finals of the champions league and chelsea’s victory with 1-0 at Groupama stadium.
As Lyon welcomed Chelsea in their home ground, Guro reiten scores at the 28th minute of the match timing, which gave the lead for Chelsea and even bought victory for them.
Chelsea vs Lyon highlights
Having been knocked out by Lyon in the semi-finals in 2019, Chelsea arrived in France well aware of the difficult task facing them in their pursuit of a last four spot.
Lyon, who have progressed from 12 of their 13 quarter-finals, imposed their dominance early on, creating several chances for striker Eugenie Le Sommer which she could not convert.
The game opened up in the second half as Lyon pushed for an equaliser and Cascarino almost provided it when she struck the woodwork but Chelsea still posed a threat on the counter-attack.
Chelsea could have given themselves a cushion late in the first half when Lauren James jinked in and lashed across the box, but the young attacker could only cannon the ball off the far post.
Lyon were reduced to taking pot shots in lieu of clear-cut chances with Sara Dabritz close to an equaliser just before the break, but the midfielder could only wrap her shot just wide of Ann-Katrin Berger’s upright.
With the game still poised, the best chance of the second half fell to Delphine Cascarino, but like James before her she watched her effort rebound against the woodwork moments before Vicki Becho dropped her own hopeful effort onto the roof of the net. Watch WSL man. utd vs west ham preview on uksports
Emma Hayes’s Chelsea to have advantage in second leg
Emma Hayes’ side have the advantage in the second leg at Stamford Bridge next Thursday but there will be concern for key England centre-back Millie Bright, who went off injured before half-time and will have a scan on Thursday morning.
It was only the fourth time this season the European champions had failed to find the back of the net and Chelsea will be encouraged by their solid defensive display in the second half.
They limited chances and frustrated Lyon, having picked them off against the run of play in the first half to take a slender lead back to London.
“It will give the team a lot of confidence. We looked nervous in the first 15 minutes. I could see a lack of movement but once we settled, we grew into the game and got more confidence,” said Hayes.
“The result and keeping a clean sheet will give the team [confidence]. We have massive respect for Lyon. To win 1-0, I’m satisfied, but we know it’s only half-time so there’s things to improve on.”
England international James showed her quality when she powerfully struck the post and set up Sam Kerr for a glorious chance later on – the Australian was flagged offside when she fired over the bar but replays showed she was onside.
However, it was Cuthbert’s endeavour to win the ball back which led to Chelsea’s crucial winner and she nutmegged Damaris Egurrola before laying it off perfectly for Reiten.
The game was decided by a few moments of quality, which Lyon often produce in their favour, and Chelsea still have a job on their hands to progress – but this is a huge result in their European history.
“I don’t want to underestimate how hard it is to come here in a quarter-final. It’s intimidating and I think we managed that really well,” added Hayes.
“Pressure situations are moments that reveal your character, your wisdom, knowledge and experience. I felt the team delivered those characteristics under pressure.
“If you build consistency in your habits then every day is a Champions League day. We have become accustomed to the competition and we played with a wise head tonight.” on other hand, on women super league livepool vs everton concluded with a 1-1 draw.