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Emily Wilson·15 November 2023

🎥 UWCL: Lucky Madrid hold Chelsea; Ajax upset PSG; Roma stun Bayern

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More UEFA Women’s Champions League action was scheduled on Wednesday.

Here is what went down.


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Controversy as Real Madrid draw Chelsea

Scorers: Carmona 10′, 79′ (P); Charles 41′, Kerr 74′

The biggest match of the day saw Real Madrid welcome Chelsea to town, and boy did this fixture deliver.

It took less than 10 minutes for the deadlock to break as Olga Carmona struck from range and beat a diving Ann-Katrin Berger in some style.

Yet immediately after conceding, the hosts dipped off as the visitors piled on the pressure. Striker Sam Kerr was lively as ever, but goalkeeper Misa kept the Australian at bay.

It wasn’t until right before the break that the Blues found the back of the net when Ashley Lawrence picked out a perfect cross for an unmarked Niamh Charles.

The second half remained a nervy affair as true chances remained few and far between. Kerr continued to be lively but couldn’t find a way through for the visitors. Madrid, meanwhile, saw their shots-on-target record remain at one.

Given Chelsea’s pressure, it was inevitable that Kerr eventually put them ahead. Charles turned provider on the left wing, and it was a perfect cross.

The controversy took place five minutes later as Jessie Fleming committed a foul that appeared to be just outside the box, and Madrid were gifted a lifeline from the penalty spot.

Carmona made no mistake and blasted home the equaliser but Charles then saw 95th minute winner ruled out for a questionable offside call.

Looking at the table, BK Häcken top Group D with Chelsea and Madrid in the middle then Paris FC are bottom of the group.


Ajax hold on for huge PSG upset

Scorers: Hoekstra 34′, Spitse 45+1′ (P)

There was a massive upset in Amsterdam as Ajax stunned Paris Saint-Germain despite less control of the game over 90 minutes.

It was the first-ever competition match at Johan Cruyff Arena and the hosts made the night even better as Tiny Hoekstra netted her first-ever UWCL goal for Ajax from an incredibly tight angle.

Then, a mistake from the visitors allowed the hosts to double the lead as Clare Hunt committed a foul in the box and Sherida Spitse converted the subsequent penalty.

Sandy Baltimore and Korbin Albert suggested they could maybe pull one back for PSG, but none of the five shots on target (of 22) could find the net for the French giants.

Looking at the table, Ajax top Group C, Bayern and Roma sit in the middle, and PSG are bottom of the group.


Mistakes in focus as Roma stun Bayern

Scorers: Damnjanović 20′, Linari 45+4′ (OG); Viens 58′, Giugliano 90′

It was an entertaining clash in Germany as Bayern Munich welcomed Roma to town.

After action at either end in the first half, some flat-footed defending led to the opening goal as Jovana Damnjanović’s header beat the ball-watching visitors and trickled into the net.

Another miscue from Roma then allowed the hosts to double the lead. Katharina Elisa Naschenweng’s long-range strike hit off two defenders and Elena Linari hip-checked the ball beyond her goalkeeper.

In the second half, however, Bayern became the ones to pay for their mistakes.

Georgia Stanway’s pass was easily intercepted, and striker Évelyne Viens was played into the box before finding the far post. The visitors ramped up the pressure, and the hosts collapsed in the final minutes.

Manuela Giugliano’s shot was initially saved by Maria Luisa Grohs but she pounced on the rebound from a tight angle to see things end all square.

Looking at the table, Ajax top Group C, Bayern and Roma sit in the middle, and PSG are bottom of the group.


Clinical Häcken edge Paris FC

Scorers: Dufor 59′ (P); Krafaji 29′, Sandberg 56′

Clinical finishing was the difference between these two sides as BK Häcken edged past Paris FC on the road.

The hosts had the majority of possession and more shots (21 to seven), but it was the visitors who put virtually all of their efforts on target (six of seven).

The opener arrived when Rosa Kafaji was played into the box and remained composed to scoop the ball beyond goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie.

Coming out after the break, Häcken then doubled their lead via Anna Sandberg when she pulled off a brilliant first touch and volleyed home.

Three minutes later, Paris FC found the net thanks to a bit of luck when Julie Dufour converted a penalty. But despite their dominance, they fell short of an equaliser.

Looking at the table, BK Häcken top Group D with Chelsea and Madrid in the middle, then Paris FC are bottom of the group.


Talk about entertainment!