All still to play for

She-Wolves lose 2-1 to Chelsea in UWCL quarter-final first leg.

The dream of reaching the UEFA Women’s Champions League semi-finals remains alive for VfL Wolfsburg Women, although they did not return to Germany with the desired result from their quarter-final first leg against Chelsea after the two-time continental winners suffered a 2-1 reverse to the English champions.

Samantha Kerr and former VfL forward Pernille Harder got the goals for Chelsea at the Szusza Ferenc Stadium in Budapest, with Dominique Janssen replying for the Green-and-Whites from the penalty spot.

The decisive second leg, in which VfL will officially be the home team, will take place on Wednesday 31 March (kick-off 14:00 CET/live on SPORT1 and Wölfe TV), and will again be played at the home stadium of Hungarian top-flight outfit FC Ujpest.

Before then, three more vital points are at stake for the Green-and-Whites, currently second in the FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga standings, when they travel to SC Sand on Sunday 28 March (kick-off 14:00 CET).

VfL Wolfsburg-Spielerin Dominique Janssen verwandelt den Elfmeter.

“Our best performance this season”

VfL head coach Stephan Lerch: “Obviously right now we’re very disappointed with the result because the team put in a superb performance out on the pitch, and definitely didn’t deserve to lose. We had enough chances in both halves, and we should’ve got a different result here. That’s why we’re disappointed. But on the other hand, we’re proud that the team played that way. It was our best performance this season. That gives us cause for optimism and we want to put in a similar display next week, but finishing our chances better. If we can do that, we’re capable of turning this result around.”

FC Chelsea: Berger – Charles, Bright, Eriksson, Andersson – Leupolz, Ingle, Ji (74‘ Cuthbert) – Kirby (80‘ Reiten), Harder, Kerr

VfL Wolfsburg: Kiedrzynek – Hendrich, Doorsoun, Janssen, Rauch – Oberdorf, Engen – Huth, Popp, Rolfö (66‘ Blomqvist) – Pajor (76‘ Jakabfi)

Goals: 1-0 Kerr (55‘), 2-0 Harder (66‘), 2-1 Janssen (70‘/pen.)

Referee: Jana Adamkova (Czech Republic)

Yellow cards: Charles, Leupolz / Popp, Doorsoun, Oberdorf

Wölfe TV: Watch the match Re-Live



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