Fifty percent-time: Chelsea – Atletico
Chelsea will be content with that scoreline, contemplating they appeared set to tumble driving when Ingle was despatched off in the 12th moment. But Burger saved Castellanos’s penalty and, soon after a reshuffle, Chelsea have appeared sound regardless of their numerical deficiency. They even glimpse the far more hazardous side on the crack. An away target would be cherished to Ateltico but they haven’t carried out sufficient to get paid just one.
45 min: Andersson clips the freekick into the 6-yard box. Lindahl jumps earlier mentioned a group of bodies and pushes it away.
44 min: Castellanos, who skipped the penalty, is now booked for pulling down Ji extensive on the still left. Chelsea have a freekick in a hazardous position….
41 min: Atletico are displaying a genuine absence of strategies. You can practically see them scratching their heads when confronted with Chelsea’s diligent defence. They weren’t anticipating to have so a great deal of the ball and they don’t very know what to do with it.
38 min: Dazzling leads to hassle in the opposing box soon after going up for what turned out to be a cleverly taken freekick. But the Ateltico defence scramble and at some point halt Dazzling from acquiring off a distinct shot.
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36 min: Hayes can be moderately happy with how matters have absent due to the fact her side were being diminished to ten gamers. They have retained Atletico at bay relatively comfortably due to the fact then, in particular due to the fact the introduction of Charles and the reshuffle. Atletico, who’ve also experienced to change their pre-sport technique to check out to make the most of the problem, are acquiring it challenging to engage in by means of them.
32 min: That’s far better from Chelsea. Ji scraps for possession in the centre circle and then performs a attractive trade with More challenging and slips a fetching move by means of to Kerr. But it’s agonisingly much too lengthy, as the ball runs out of engage in prior to Kerr can reach it.
28 min: Chelsea have shifted into a little something clsoe to survival manner. They’re acquiring to chase the ball a heck of a lot and when they at some point get it, they are not in particular enterprising with it. With the exception of More challenging, who is participating in with barnstorming directness every time she receives into the motion. But which is not generally. Other than that, lengthy crossfield balls from Dazzling are about all Chelsea have been equipped to offer in attack due to the fact the red card.
twenty five min: Toukana storms forward and feeds Castellanos, who skips earlier two at the edge of the box prior to unleashing a shot which is deflected extensive for a corner. Kerr clears the setpiece. But the force on Chelsea is escalating.
23 min: Brights sends one more lengthy diagonal move into the still left-hand channel. This time it’s Kerr who collects it, and she scampers into the space. But Tounkara strides above to halt her progress.
twenty min: Chelsea substitution: Charles replaces England as Chelsea check out to adapt to the red card. The new arrival slots in at right-again.
19 min: Duggan’s cross from the still left is headed out to the edge of the space, the place Castellanos comes to tonk it way above the bar.
seventeen min: Chelsea got off the hook with Burger’s penalty conserve but the dismissal of Ingle certainly appears to have modified the complexion of the sport, with Atletico suddenly far more assertive, keen to make the most of their numerical benefit.
fourteen min: Berger goes the right way and parries a weak low spotkick by Castellanos!
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PENALTY AND Crimson CARD!
Ingle is despatched straight off for tripping Ajibade soon after becoming caught out by a lengthy ball. What a setback for Chelsea!
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ten min: Kirby floats a dainty ball into the mixer. When a defender heads it downward, More challenging pounces, taking pictures on the transform from twelve yards. Lindahl reacts well to tip it above the bar.
seven min: Chelsea are starting to take pleasure in plenty of possession but Atletico are speedy to counter-attack when they earn it. Ludila has just offered a excellent example of that, dashing down the and sending in a hazardous cross that Chelsea at some point cleared.
4 min: Brights sprays a lengthy diagonal move from inside her own half to Ji, who takes it down on the still left-hand side of the box visitors’ box. She has plenty of time and house and elect to shoot low and challenging for the much corner …. but she’s got her geometry improper, as the ball whizzes extensive of the article.
three min: It’s been a high-tempo start, with equally sides keen to engage in their way forward when they get the ball, and to earn it again soon soon after dropping it.
one min: Off we go. Chelsea do the honours – and get off a shot within ten seconds, More challenging lashing just one just extensive from twelve yards soon after pouncing on bouncing ball in the box following a lengthy ball into the space.
Chelsea make their way on the grass, seeking pretty peaceful. Atletico trot alongside driving them and they don’t accurately appear to be racked by nerves both.
Emma Hayes speaks
“It’s fair to say this is the tie of the spherical. It was the time I was hoping to engage in for the reason that I want us to be tested and see how a great deal we’ve built on the operate that has been carried out above the several years … I hope we get off to a excellent start today from a pretty excellent Atletico workforce.”
Chelsea: Burger Mjelde, Dazzling, Ingle, Anderson More challenging, Leupolz. Ji Kirby, England, Kerr
Subs: Musovic, Orman, Blundell, Carter, Reiten, Fleming, Charles, Cuthbert, Spence, Fox
Atletico: Lindahl Alexandri, Tounkara, Van Dongen, Strom Silvia Meseguer, Santos, Duggan Ludmilla, Castellanos
Subs: Peyraud-Magnin, Kazadi, Knaak, Sampedro, Laurent, Bernabe, Garcia, Nkout, De la Cruz
Referee: T Olofsson (Swe)
Howdy and welcome to the very first leg of the 16 tie that Emma Hayes said she experienced been hoping for. The Chelsea supervisor claims Atletico Madrid are exactly the opponents she would have picked out to face if the decision experienced been hers, for the reason that for the reason that she’s keen to see how her workforce do from José Luis Sánchez Vera’s side. Atletico will hardly be daunted by dealing with English opposition – they’ve knocked Male Town out of this competitors two times in the past two several years, soon after all – but Chelsea, as English champions and league leaders, are formidable adversaries, in particular with Fran Kirby and Millie Dazzling in shape once more.
It will be interesting to see what type of shape Atletico are in, as they haven’t played for a few weeks owing to the global crack. Chelsea will be hoping to rack up a guide to choose into upcoming week’s 2nd leg, which will be played in Italy, and that, of program, will signify firing at minimum just one target earlier none other than Hedvig Lindahl, the goalkeeper who was when a big contributor to Chelsea’s achievement. Kickoff is at 7pm Kingsmeadow time.