Sam Kerr’s Chelsea have kicked off their Champions League group stage marketing campaign with an exciting 2-2 draw towards Hayley Raso’s Real Madrid, and the Australia captain performed a serious position in the Spanish capital as anticipated.
Kerr headed dwelling in the 74th minute from six yards out in a bumper opening Group D conflict, whereas her Matildas teammate Raso entered the competition on Wednesday evening (Thursday AEDT) in the 89th.
A day after confirming she was leaving the Blues to take over as the US ladies’s nationwide group coach, Emma Hayes was left annoyed when her facet had a last-kick winner dominated out. Striker Kerr was flagged for offside, regardless that it was England left-back Niamh Charles who got here from deep to comb dwelling.
Charles levelled at 1-1 in the forty first minute and turned supplier for Chelsea’s second, crossing expertly for Kerr to go in with 16 minutes remaining.
Spanish worldwide defender Olga Carmona scored each targets for the hosts, together with a controversial penalty with 10 to go.
In Amsterdam, Australian defender Clare Hunt was changed on 82 minutes as her Paris Saint-Germain facet had been crushed 2-0 by Ajax.
Another Matilda in Aivi Luik performed a full recreation in her Swedish facet Hacken’s 2-1 win at Paris FC, for whom Aussie midfielder Sarah Hunter remained on the bench, whereas Bayern Munich and Roma drew 2-2 in Germany.
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