Chelsea disappointed by Juventus goalkeeper Pauline Peyraud-Magnin in Champions League stalemate

Chelsea missed the chance to win the Women’s qualifying round Champions League quarterfinals with a free game as they drew 0-0 with Juventus at Kingsmeadow.

Emma HayesJuve’s side have been thwarted several times by Juve goalkeeper Pauline Peyraud-Magnin as they endured an uncomfortable time in a penultimate Group A tie, where victory would guarantee their progress as a team. are the overall winners.

With their fate still undetermined, last season runners-up Chelsea – who completed the 2020-21 domestic treble by winning the FA Cup on Sunday – complete their group by playing Wolfsburg go next Thursday.

They have 11 points from five games, three more than Juventus – managed by the former Arsenal manager Joe Montemurro – and Wolsfburg, who earlier on Wednesday won 3-0 in a Servette outfit still without anyone on the board.

Peyraud-Magnin was in action in the second minute of the contest when she pushed a Erin Cuthbert strike the top of the crossbar.

The visitors’ defense was bumped again in the 21st minute as Sam Kerr passed the ball from the right, and Peyraud-Magnin then denied Guro Reiten, turning the wheel.

Chelsea continued to pressurize, as Kerr sent the ball wide across goal from a tight angle, circled Peyraud-Magnin, and then missed the target, before the France international made another save as he blocked the effort. by Millie Bright.

Juventus’ crossbar bounced in the 21st minute through a pass from Sam Kerr (left) from the right (John Walton/PA)

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After Pernille Harder Heading too high in the second half, Kerr shot from close range after a Fran Kirby cross – but the effort was disallowed for offside.

Peyraud-Magnin’s opposite number, Ann Katrin-Berger then made a comfortable save as she caught Lina Hurtig’s shot.

Beth England Hayes hit the field and saw an effort blocked by Peyraud-Magnin in the 80th minute.

Kirby and Bright then continued to make unsuccessful attempts when the home team’s attempt to break the deadlock became futile. Chelsea disappointed by Juventus goalkeeper Pauline Peyraud-Magnin in Champions League stalemate


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