Chelsea Ladies 3-0 Rosengard Women: Blues edge close to Champions League quarters
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 09/11/17 8:20am
Chelsea put one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals with a 3-0 win over Rosengard in the first leg of their last-16 tie at Kingsmeadow.
Fran Kirby, Ramona Bachmann and Gilly Flaherty were all on target as the Londoners proved too strong for their Swedish visitors.
England striker Kirby rewarded Chelsea for a bright start by opening the scoring with a left-foot shot after 33 minutes and Bachmann doubled the lead against her former club after the hour.
Flaherty made certain of victory 17 minutes from time by firing home after a Kirby effort was blocked.
Elsewhere in the tournament, reigning champions Lyon cruised to a 7-0 victory over Kazakh outfit BIIK Kazygurt, while Barcelona enjoyed a 6-0 victory at Gintra Universitetas.
Manchester City Women are in last-16 action on Thursday evening at Lillestrom Women.