Emma Hayes heaped praise on Ann-Katrin Berger after the goalkeeper saved two penalties and took a knee to the face as Chelsea overcame Atlético Madrid in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie.
Having been reduced to 10 players early on, a penalty from Maren Mjelde and a goal from Fran Kirby helped the Blues to a 2-0 home win that they take to a neutral ground in Italy for the second leg, owing to pandemic-related travel restrictions.
Written by Suzanne Wrack at Kingsmeadow
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/mar/03/chelsea-atletico-madrid-womens-champions-league-match-report under the title “Fran Kirby strike helps Chelsea defeat Atlético Madrid despite Ingle red card”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.