Chelsea Held to Goalless Draw by BK Hacken


Chelsea faced BK Hacken in the UEFA Women’s Champions League group stage, resulting in a 0-0 draw. Despite dominating in the first half and creating several chances, including a shot from Erin Cuthbert that hit the crossbar, Chelsea couldn’t break the deadlock. The second half saw Sam Kerr’s goal disallowed for offside, and Lauren James had a late attempt, but the match ended in a draw.

In the opening 45 minutes, Chelsea, with five changes to the lineup, displayed purpose and intensity. Kerr and Reiten had early opportunities, but Hacken’s goalkeeper, Jennifer Falk, denied them. Cuthbert’s volley hitting the crossbar was the closest Chelsea came to scoring. Despite controlling possession, they couldn’t find the breakthrough.

The second half saw an improved performance from Chelsea, with Johanna Rytting Kaneryd and Sjoeke Nusken making notable contributions. Rytting Kaneryd, facing her former team, had a shot saved by Falk. However, the match remained goalless, and a late attempt by James and a disallowed goal from Kerr kept the scoreline unchanged.

The draw means Chelsea sits second in Group D, with Hacken leading. The teams will meet again in Gothenburg for the battle for the top spot.

Looking ahead, Chelsea will return to Barclays Women’s Super League action against Bristol City on December 17. The match will be available for live streaming on the FA Player platform.

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Musovic; Perisset, Buchanan, Carter, Charles; Ingle, Cuthbert (Nusken 64); Rytting Kaneryd (James 64), Kirby (Fishel 80), Reiten (Beever-Jones 74); Kerr (c).
Unused Subs: Hampton, Fleming, Mjelde, Brown.

BK Hacken (4-2-3-1): Falk; Kosola, Rybrink (c), Luik, Junttila-Nelhage; Bergman-Lundin, Sorensen, Anvegard, Kafaji (Grant 90+3), Sandberg (Jusu Bah 45); Larisey (Masaka 76).
Unused Subs: Geurts, Hoglund Jansson, Johansson, Csiki, Lowing, Wijk, Schroder.

The match featured good goalkeeping, woodwork interference, and an offside decision, leaving Chelsea frustrated with a 0-0 draw against BK Hacken in the UEFA Women’s Champions League group stage. Despite creating chances, Chelsea couldn’t secure a win, setting up an exciting rematch with Hacken to determine the group’s top spot.

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By- Sahiba Suri

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