Mayra Ramírez opener eases Chelsea into WCL semi-finals despite Ajax rally

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Chelsea progressed to the semi-finals of the Women’s Champions League despite being held at Stamford Bridge by a stubborn Ajax. Mayra Ramírez fired the hosts ahead before Chasity Grant levelled in the second half to ensure parity on the night. It was a result that mattered little, however, as Chelsea went through 4-1 on aggregate.

The manager, Emma Hayes, acknowledged the test while expressing her contentment with her much-changed Chelsea side. “They could have scored; we could have scored more in the first half,” she said. “But when you make so many changes, you have to expect there will be a disruption … [At 4-0 up] we relaxed a little. We’re through and I’ll focus on that.”

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Written by Sophie Downey at Stamford Bridge
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2024/mar/27/chelsea-ajax-womens-champions-league-quarter-final-match-report under the title “Mayra Ramírez opener eases Chelsea into WCL semi-finals despite Ajax rally”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.