Chelsea beat Real Madrid to take charge of Champions League group, PSG earn big win

After winning their third victory in three games, Emma Hayes' Chelsea are in a strong position to advance from their Champions League group.

Chelsea beat Real Madrid to take charge of Champions League group, PSG earn big win

Chelsea defeated Real Madrid 2-0 on Wednesday to move one step closer to qualifying from Group A of the Women's Champions League. Goals from Sophie Ingle and Erin Cuthbert made it possible.

A dull game at Kingsmeadow came to life after 67 minutes when Ingle headed in Millie Bright's flick from a corner. Four minutes later, the hosts doubled their lead when Cuthbert's cross from the right sailed straight in past the hapless Misa Rodriguez.

With three games remaining, the victory keeps Chelsea's record unblemished. They are five points clear of Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, who defeated Vllaznia 5-0 to earn their first victory of the season.

Grace Geyoro, a Matilda Gjergji own goal, a Ramona Bachmann penalty, Sandy Baltimore, and substitute Magnaba Folquet all scored goals as PSG easily defeated their Albanian opponents.

In Group B, Valentina Giacinti gave Roma an early advantage over Wolfsburg but Ewa Pajor equalised for the guests with her fourth Champions League goal in three games to tie the match.

With a spirited 1-0 victory at Slavia Prague, St. Polten earned their first points of the season. The Austrians' sensational 91st-minute goal was scored by Maria Mikolajova.

"I decided to shoot at the very last moment," Mikolajova said after the game. "I was thinking about passing the ball but made the right decision. It is hard to describe how I felt when the ball went in because it's a very important win."

That leaves Slavia Prague bottom with zero points, three behind St. Polten, while Wolfsburg and Roma remain clear at the top with seven each at the halfway point of the group stage.

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