Chelsea into UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-finals

K.F.F Vllaznia v Chelsea FC Women:
Ezmiralda Franja of Vllaznia (front) in action against Niamh Charles of Chelsea. (Photo by Armando Babani/Getty Images)

Chelsea progressed to the UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-finals for the fourth time following a 4-0 win away to Albanian side Vllaznia. 

Group A: Vllaznia 0-4 Chelsea, PSG 2-1 Real Madrid

Group B: Roma 5-0 St Polten, Wolfsburg 0-0 Slavia Prague

Chelsea were two up in 20 minutes, as Sophie Ingle drove home Guro Reiten’s cut-back and Fran Kirby scored via a quickly taken free kick. Two goals were added in the last dozen minutes or so, with Katerina Svitkova’s glancing header from Jelena Cankovic’s cross and Maren Mjelde converting a penalty.

The Blues will win the group if they avoid defeat in their home match with Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday 22 December. PSG are through after ending Real Madrid’s hopes, Elisa de Almeida and a Kadidiatou Diani penalty putting them 2-0 up, Claudia Zornoza replying.

Roma joined Wolfsburg in getting out of Group B when beating St. Pölten 5-0, the game having been temporarily halted early on by referee Cheryl Foster after a torrential downpour. Serturini’s first-half goal was all that separated the sides, until both Benedetta Glionna and Manuela Giugliano bagged late braces.

Slavia Praha picked up just their second point when holding Wolfsburg to a goalless draw.

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