Hendrich holt aus um den Ball mit voller Wucht an einer Gegnerin aus Chelsea vorbei zu schießen.

Positive result on the Thames

VfL Women drew 3-3 with Chelsea in their first UWCL group match.

Hendrich holt aus um den Ball mit voller Wucht an einer Gegnerin aus Chelsea vorbei zu schießen.

VfL Wolfsburg Women can be more than satisfied with their start to this season’s reformed UEFA Women’s Champions League, having held much-fancied English champions Chelsea to a 3-3 draw away from home.

A Tabea Waßmuth brace and another strike by Jill Roord earned the two-time UWCL winners a share of the spoils in front of 1,371 spectators in the London borough of Kingston upon Thames. Tommy Stroot’s side had led until the 92nd minute, when they conceded a late equaliser following a defensive error.

Wednesday’s other Group A game saw Juventus ease to a 3-0 win against Swiss UWCL debutants Servette, who visit the She-Wolves on Wednesday 13 October (kick-off 18:45 CEST).

The Green-and-Whites are back in Bundesliga action on Sunday 10 October (kick-0ff 16:00 CEST) when they welcome promoted side 1. FC Köln to the AOK Stadion.


Tommy Stroot: Overall it’s a point gained for us, which we’re proud of, but when you concede the equalise two minutes before the end, it also gives you a different perspective. The way we played pleased me, though. It was a team display and we gladly take the point back with us.

Line-up and stats

Chelsea Women FC: Berger – Bright, Carter (87’ Ingle), Eriksson – Cuthbert, Leupolz, Ji (75’ Fleming), Reiten (75’ Charles) – England (64’ Kirby), Kerr, Harder

Subs: Musovic (GK), Telford (GK), Nouwn, Mjelde, Spence, Andersson, Fox

VfL Wolfsburg: Schult – Hendrich, Wedemeyer, Janssen, Rauch – Oberdorf, Huth, Lattwein – Waßmuth (79’ Knaak), Roord (70‘ van de Sanden), Wolter (88‘ Starke)

Subs: Kassen (GK), Weiß (GK), Blässe, Smits, Svava, Cordes

Goals: 1-0 Kerr (12’), 1-1 Waßmuth (18’), 1-2 Roord (33’), 1-3 Waßmuth (48’), 2-3 England (51’), 3-3 Harder (90’ + 2)

Yellow cards: - / Waßmuth, Roord

Referee: Lina Lehtovaara (Finland)

Attendance: 1,371 at Kingsmeadow 



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