Hayes and Mjelde pleased to progress from penalty-laden Champions League tie

Following COVID-19 restrictions on the UK entering Spain, the Blues travelled to the north of Italy to take on our opponents for the away leg.

The match in Monza was very much different to the encounter at Kingsmeadow seven days prior, but one thing it did have in common was penalties!

In a space of just minutes, each side were given a spot-kick, which meant over the course of the two games five had been awarded.

Atletico had the opportunity to go ahead with 15 minutes left of play but Toni Duggan struck the crossbar to keep it even. However, Mjelde, who converted from the spot last week stepped up minutes later to extend our advantage.

Although the Spanish side netted a consolation goal in added time, the Chelsea boss was still impressed with the performance from her Chelsea squad.

‘First of all I’m really pleased we’re going through to the next round. I think about some of the away games we’ve had in the past at this stage of the competition and they are never straight forward, particularly playing a game off the back of playing with 10 players last Wednesday and then a tough encounter at the weekend at West Ham.  

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