Chelsea beat Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea Women secured a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Real Madrid in the UEFA Women’s Champions League, ensuring their progression to the quarter-finals as group winners.

The match, held at Stamford Bridge, was tightly contested with no goals in the first half despite Chelsea creating several chances.

The deadlock was broken in the second half when Guro Reiten converted a penalty in the 62nd minute after Niamh Charles was fouled in the box.

However, Real Madrid quickly equalized through Athenea in the 69th minute. Chelsea regained the lead just a minute later, thanks to an own goal by Real Madrid’s goalkeeper Mylene Chavas, who inadvertently turned Erin Cuthbert’s cross into her own net.

Chelsea’s victory was marked by a strong performance, with notable contributions from Erin Cuthbert, Fran Kirby, and Jess Carter. Real Madrid, despite their efforts and an equalizer, couldn’t overcome Chelsea’s resilience and tactical superiority.

This win places Chelsea at the top of our group, with a guaranteed spot in the quarter-finals. Their focus now shifts to the Women’s Super League, where they will face Brighton & Hove Albion next.