#UWCL : Kirby hat-trick helps ease Chelsea Women into quarter-finals

Chelsea’s Fran Kirby celebrates scoring in a previous round. (PA Images)

Chelsea more than made up for missed chances in the UWCL Round of 16 first leg against Fiorentina as they scored six times in Florence, although their big win was marred by Millie Bright’s red card.


Wednesday 31 October 

Brøndby 0-2 Lillestrom (Agg: 1-3)
Lyon 9-0 Ajax (Agg: 13-0)
Bayern Munich 3-0 FC Zürich (Agg: 5-0)
Fiorentina 0-6 Chelsea (Agg: 0-7)
Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 Linköping (Agg: 5-2)
Atlético Madrid 0-6 Wolfsburg (Agg: 0-10)

Drew Spence opened the scoring for Chelsea from a Karen Carney cut-back, then before the break Spence played in Fran Kirby to double the lead.

Ramona Bachmann won a second-half penalty which was converted by Kirby, who next turned provider for Erin Cuthbert to net the fourth.

Kirby completed her hat-trick and Bachmann got on the scoresheet before Bright was dismissed for illegally denying a goalscoring opportunity, as Emma Hayes’ side chalked up a 6-0 win on the night and 7-0 overall.

LSK leave it late

Lillestrom won 2-0 away to Brøndby with both goals in the last 20 minutes from Anja Sønstevold and Synne Skinnes Hansen, to go through 3-1 on aggregate.

PSG battled to a 3-2 win on the night at home to Linköping, grateful for already being two up from a fortnight ago. Marie-Antoinette Katoto eased any fears of a comeback by the Swedish side with a goal in either half.

Holders Lyon netted nine against Ajax to breeze into the quarter-finals, Delphine Cascarino and Wendie Renard each bagging a five-minute brace in the first quarter of the game.

Bayern Munich added three goals to their 2-0 1st leg lead over FC Zürich, Sara Däbritz setting them on their way with the opener close to half time.

Wolfsburg put six past hosts Atlético Madrid for a double-figure aggregate score, all but one of the goals coming after the break and including a Pernille Harder brace.

Fixtures for Thursday 1 November :

Slavia Praha (3-2) Rosengård
Glasgow City (0-5) Barcelona

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