Chelsea began their Women Champions League campaign with one of the high-scoring football results. Chelsea coach Emma Hayes has called upon her girls to stop giving away goals as all three of the goals they conceded came from defensive errors. Samm Kerr gave the hosts the early lead before Tavea Wassmuth and Jill Roord scored from defensive lapses. Another error at the back allowed Wassmuth to extend the lead for the visitors. Bethany England scored a superb volley to reduced the deficit for last year’s Champions League runners-up before Pernille Harder equalized in stoppage time.

“Never have we played a Wolfsburg team where we’ve had 10 corners to their zero.” Chelsea Women head coach Emma Hayes said. “We’ve had 33 entries into their penalty box, 17 shots, 62 percent possession, dominance in most areas of the pitch, clear-cut chances – and yet we’re only walking away with a point.”

“I think it’s important to remember the team going forward is making progress, we really are. I thought we carved them open at times, I thought we created chances,” she added. “But you can’t give gifts, and we have to eliminate giving gifts to the opponent.”

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