Beaten 4-0 in Wolfsburg, Chelsea have been narrowly knocked out of the UEFA Women’s Champions League on head-to-head goal-difference.
Group A: Juventus 4-0 Servette, Wolfsburg 4-0 Chelsea
Group B: Real Madrid 3-0 Kharkiv, Paris Saint-Germain 6-0 Breidablik
Wolfsburg, Chelsea and Juventus all finished on 11 points in Group A but with qualification for the quarter-finals then down to head-to-head goal-difference between the trio, Emma Hayes’ side came third.
Wolfsburg’s Svenja Huth struck twice in the first 23 minutes to give the hosts the advantage they needed to progress, presuming Juventus would win. Tabea Wassmuth also bagged a second-half brace as Wolfsburg ended top of the group.
Juventus, who host May’s final, made the last eight for the first time when defeating Servette 4-0. Lina Hurtig volleyed them ahead, Cristiana Girelli converted penalties in each half, before Agnese Bonfantini rounded off the scoring in added time.
Paris Saint-Germain hit Breidablik for six as they won Group B without conceding a goal. Ramona Bachmann fired PSG in front, Jordyn Huitema added a double, the other goals coming from Kadidiatou Diani, Sandy Baltimore and a Luana penalty.
Runners-up Real Madrid sent Kharkiv to a 3-0 defeat, Babett Peter netting when following up her own header, Maite Oroz rifled in the second and Esther González added a late third.
The knockout draws will be made live on uefa.com on Monday 20 December at 1pm, with the four group winners paired with the four runners-up in the quarter-finals – but not those from their own group.