Women's Champions League: VfL Wolfsburg Ladies 1-1 Chelsea Ladies (agg 4-1)

Eniola Aluko (right)
Eniola Aluko (right) gave Chelsea hope of a comeback with a 43rd-minute goal

Chelsea Ladies were knocked out of the Women's Champions League despite a creditable 1-1 draw at German side Wolfsburg in the last-32 second leg.

England forward Eniola Aluko capitalised on a defensive error to slot in shortly before half-time.

Chelsea almost had a second but Karen Carney's crisp strike hit the woodwork.

Sara Bjork Gunnarsdottir's sweet finish ensured Wolfsburg progressed, as they beat Chelsea 4-1 on aggregate for the second consecutive season.

Chelsea were much improved from the side lost 3-0 at Stamford Bridge last Wednesday.

Aluko's low finish gave Emma Hayes' side hope of what had seemed an unlikely comeback, as she raced onto a short backpass from Isabel Kerchowski for a deserved lead.

Wolfsburg - last season's finalists and two-time champions - saw more of the ball after half-time.

But England winger Carney almost set up a nervy finish when her superb effort from outside the area struck the angle of the upright, before the hosts sealed it through Gunnarsdottir with 10 minutes to play.

Wolfsburg: Schult, Jakabfi, Fischer, Gunnarsdottir, Peter, Blasse, Popp, Dickenmann, Hansen (Mittag 73), Kerschowski, Goessling (Bernauer 90+1).

Subs not used: Frohms, Van Egmond, Wullaert, Maritz, Bussaglia.

Goals: Gunnarsdottir (80)

Chelsea: Lindahl, Blundell, Bright, Flaherty, Fahey, Davison, Carney, Aluko (C Rafferty 89), Ji, Borges, Chapman (c).

Subs not used: Spencer, England, Spence, Bailey, L Rafferty, Taylor.

Goals: Aluko (23)

Referee: Carina Vitalano (ITA)

Attendance: TBC

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 12th October 2016

  • Zvezda 2005 WomenZvezda 2005 Women0Man City WomenManchester City Women4
  • VfL Wolfsburg LadiesVfL Wolfsburg Ladies1Chelsea WomenChelsea Women1
  • Barcelona FemeninoBarcelona Femenino2Minsk WomenMinsk Women1
  • Brøndby IF WomenBrøndby IF Women2St. Pölten-SpratzernSt. Pölten-Spratzern2
  • FC Bayern München LadiesFC Bayern München Ladies4Hibernian LFCHibernian LFC1
  • Sparta Prague WomenSparta Prague Women1FC Twente WomenFC Twente Women3
  • Slavia Prague WomenSlavia Prague Women3Apollon Limassol WomenApollon Limassol Women2
  • Fortuna Hjørring WomenFortuna Hjørring Women3Athletic Club FemeninoAthletic Club Femenino1
  • Rosengård WomenRosengård Women0Breidablik W UBKBreidablik W UBK0
  • Zürich WomenZürich Women3SK Sturm Graz WomenSK Sturm Graz Women0
  • Verona FemminileVerona Femminile1BIIK Kazygurt WomenBIIK Kazygurt Women1
  • Lyon FémininesLyon Féminines5Avaldsnes ILAvaldsnes IL0

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