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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.

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