39 minutes: Duggan hits a volley from a few yards exterior the world which dips completely in the direction of the nook of objective, however Berger dives to her left to maintain it out.
37 minutes: The ball is performed by means of to Ludmila, however for the second time already the offside flag goes up when the Brazilian appeared stage at worst.
36 minutes: Ludmila’s tried cross to Nkout rolls by means of to Berger, who has completely no intention of selecting it up, kicking it, o doing something in any respect until she completely has to. Ultimately Nkout closes her down and he or she will get on with it.
33 minutes: A shot heading in the right direction! It comes from Santos, who does a stunning flip to make some area earlier than hitting a right-footed shot straight at Berger from exterior the world.
31 minutes: One other Atletico nook. Because the ball is available in Nkout goes down, with a Chelsea participant underneath her, and the referee offers the English facet a free kick.
29 minutes: A cross to Kerr opens up in entrance of England, however by the point she sees it and takes it Kazadi, who has executed a reasonably good job on Kerr to date, has closed it down once more.
28 minutes: A delay whereas Charles offers with some form of eye difficulty, which ultimately forces her off the pitch for some eye drops.
26 minutes: Mjelde and Brilliant go for a similar excessive ball and run into one another, and Castellanos picks up the free ball, turns and hits a good left-footer from 25 yards that goes simply over the bar.
26 minutes: This match goes very nicely for Chelsea, who’re limiting Atletico’s attacking risk whereas trying good themselves on the break. They win a nook, which is half cleared and ultimately Brilliant hammers a volley goalwards, however there’s a defender in the best way.
24 minutes: England heads Kerr’s cross over the bar, and will get a little bit of Van Dongen’s elbow in her face for her pains.
20 minutes: Save! Nonetheless no photographs heading in the right direction, however Lindahl has to throw out a left leg to cease what would have been an personal objective after Kazadi acquired a foot to Kerr’s cross infield in the direction of England.
18 minutes: Atleti win a one other nook, and this time Santos sends it straight into the mixer, a really first rate supply that Berger punches away.
14 minutes: Atletico win a nook, play it brief, and the tried return cross to Santos is shepherded out of play by a defender, a felony waste of a probably helpful set piece.
11 minutes: Chelsea break, and a lofted cross in the direction of Kerr on the left is nicely reduce out by Kazadi because the Australian appeared to be about to burst clear. Chelsea get the ball again, although, and the transfer ends with a More durable shot that goes huge. Nonetheless no photographs heading in the right direction.
8 minutes: Ludmila is Atletico’s high scorer and first outlet. To date she’s frequently pulling huge to the left, the place nearly all of their assaults are coming from, leaving Nkout alone within the centre.
5 minutes: Atletico clearly have to attain, however not as badly as they should not concede, so the time for wild risk-taking shouldn’t be but upon us. To date they’re going fairly direct, which is not going to notably scare Brilliant and Mjelde on the coronary heart of Chelsea’s defence.
2 minutes: The primary shot of the day comes from the best foot of Melanie Leupolz, and it’s not an excellent one. Lindahl watches it because it rumbles a yard or so huge from 25 yards.
1 min: Peeeeeep! Atleti get the sport began!
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The gamers pose for barely weirdly socially distanced workforce images earlier than kick-off, which ought to occur inside a matter of seconds.
The gamers are on their method out, up some stairs from a subterranean gamers’ exit.
The pitch at the Stadio Brianteo in Monzao appears to be like fabulous. BT Sport informs me that Michael Jackson performed the stadium twice on his Harmful tour.
The beginning line-ups have been introduced, and seem like this:
Atletico Madrid: Lindahl; Kazadi, Aleixandri, Van Dongen, Strom; Castellanos, Silvia Meseguer, Santos, Duggan; Ludmila, Nkout. Subs: Peyraud-Magnin, Knaak, Sampedro, Ajibade, Tounkara, Laurent, Bernabe, Garcia, Iglesias de la Cruz.
Chelsea: Berger; Charles, Mjelde, Brilliant, Andersson; More durable Leupolz, Ji; Kirby, England, Kerr. Subs: Musovic, Telford, Blundell, Carter, Reiten, Eriksson, Fleming, Spence, Fox, Beevor-Jones.
Referee: Stéphanie Frappart (France).
Chelsea, semi-finalists within the final two seasons, have one foot within the quarter-finals after final week’s 2-0 first-leg win over Atletico Madrid, a scoreline that makes the sport appear much more comfy than it was, given the 2 penalties the Spaniards gained and noticed saved by Ann-Katrin Berger, however can be much less spectacular than it appears, provided that Chelsea performed the overwhelming majority of the match with 10 gamers. As we speak they got down to end the job in opposition to a facet fourth in Spain’s Primera Division. “We all know we’re solely midway there and our ranges of focus and focus should be even greater than within the first leg. The job isn’t executed,” mentioned Emma Hayes, their supervisor.
Atletico hammered Actual Betis 4-0 on Sunday, with one help for England’s Toni Duggan, however may need half a watch on Saturday’s residence derby in opposition to Actual Madrid, who’re one place and three factors above them within the league.
Right here’s Suzanne Wrack’s match preview. Welcome!