Harder Helps Chelsea Past Juventus, Huitema and Moller Hit Hat-tricks


Pernille Harder scored the profitable aim to assist final season’s dropping finalists Chelsea to a hard-fought 2-1 win over Juventus within the second spherical of matches of the UEFA Women’s Champions League on Wednesday. Chelsea, who final week drew 3-3 with Wolfsburg, had opened the scoring by means of Scottish striker Erin Cuthbert simply after the half-hour mark, just for Juve to attract stage minutes later due to a perfectly-timed volley from Italy veteran Barbara Bonansea. But Danish ahead Harder, who moved from Wolfsburg to Chelsea for a world document price in 2020, was first to react to a free ball within the 69th minute, smashing dwelling previous Juve goalkeeper Pauline Peyraud Magnin.

Group A’s different match noticed German membership Wolfsburg hammer Servette from neighbouring Switzerland 5-0, the primary of three such one-sided leads to Wednesday’s 4 video games.

Tabea Wassmuth scored two objectives, as Svenja Huth, Dominique Janssen and Joelle Smits all additionally hit the again of the online.

Canada’s Jordyn Huitema hit the primary hat-trick of the night as Paris Saint-Germain hammered Kharkiv 5-0 in Group B.

The 20-year-old Canadian scored her three objectives within the opening 17 minutes in an electrical begin within the French capital.

“It’s unimaginable to have the ability to put these objectives for the crew. Just excited that the crew has obtained an different win,” the modest Huitema said.

Poland’s Paulina Dudek and Lea Khelifi rounded out the scoring for the Parisians against the out-classed Ukrainians.

With seven goals scored and none conceded after two Group B games, PSG will head into their double-header with Real Madrid full of confidence.

“We are super excited to play on this incredible field and incredible stadium” in opposition to Real Madrid, Huitema admitted.

“We have an enormous fan base and we like their vitality, we have been lacking the followers for a very long time.”

Madrid also went two from two, with Caroline Moller scoring a hat-trick of her own in the opening 37 minutes of a 5-0 victory over Iceland’s Breidablik.

Olga Carmona and Lorena Navarro added two more in a comprehensive victory.

Reigning champions Barcelona travel to Denmark to take on HB Koge on Thursday, while Arsenal host German rivals Hoffenheim in Group C.

Group D action matches Bayern Munich against Sweden’s Hacken, while Lyon entertain Benfica.

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