Women’s report: Wolfsburg 4 Chelsea 0

Hayes’ side came out strong at the start of the second half, immediately gaining a good opportunity to get one back. Leupolz headed just over while Kirby had set herself up to volley the ball.

The Blues’ hopes of qualifying to the quarter-final took a turn for the worse when Wassmuth scored Wolfsburg’s third. Substitute Pauline Bremer threaded the ball through and Wassmuth coolly slotted the ball past Musovic.

Chelsea struggled to find any rhythm following the third goal, making their frustrations clear. Harder was booked for a foul on Lattwein. 

The hosts had a flurry of chances to make it four in the later stages of the game. Lattwein threaded the ball into the path of Wassmuth whose strike hit the side netting.

Nouwen had the best chance of the second half for the Blues when her header ricocheted off the bar, with the Wolfsburg defence quick to loop the ball clear before a rebound.

The defeat was sealed with just over 10 minutes to go. Wassmuth got her second of the game when she was played through on goal. The forward made no mistake and fired past Musovic into the top corner to send Wolfsburg through to the quarter-finals.

It’s another quick turnaround for the Blues who host West Ham United at Kingsmeadow on Sunday in the FA WSL, Hayes’ side will be looking to bounce back after a disappointing evening in Germany.

Wolfsburg (4-3-3) Schult, Hendrich, Oberdorf, Janssen, Lattwein, Huth (c), Rauch, Roord (Knaak 81), van de Sanden (Bremer 57), Wedemeyer, Wassmuth (Wilms 84)
Unused subs Weib, Blasse, Starke, Smits, Svava, Doorsoun-Khajeh, Cordes
Goals Huth 16, 23, Wassmuth 60, 78
Booked Oberdorf 90

Chelsea (3-4-3) Musovic, Bright, Ingle (Ji 39), Carter (Charles 74), Leupolz, Reiten (England 74), Kirby (Fleming 74), Eriksson (c) (Nouwen 51), Kerr, Cuthbert
Unused subs Telford, Fox
Booked Harder 65, Leupolz 90

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