Chelsea's dominant 4-0-win sets stage for Champions League quarter-finals

Posted : 31 January 2024

Chelsea midfielder Jelena Cankovic expresses the team's desire to win the Women's Champions League for coach Emma Hayes in her final season with the club. Despite already securing a spot in the quarter-finals, Chelsea finishes the group stage with a dominant 4-0 win against Paris FC.

 

Cankovic, who assisted in two goals and earned the player of the match title, emphasizes the importance of finishing the group stage on a high note. The Serbian international acknowledges the team's ambition to win every match and hopes to give Hayes a fitting send-off by securing the Champions League title.

 

In their match against Paris FC, Chelsea started strongly with Fran Kirby heading home a Cankovic cross to take an early lead. Despite making nine changes to the lineup, Chelsea maintained control, and Mia Fishel extended the lead with another goal from Cankovic's delivery.

 

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Paris FC struggled to capitalize on chances, and Chelsea sealed the victory with goals from Guro Reiten and Maren Mjelde in the second half. The result ensures Chelsea's progression as group winners, allowing them to be seeded in the quarter-final draw.

 

Hayes rotated the squad to manage the busy domestic schedule, maintaining confidence in Chelsea's depth.

 

The comfortable win against Paris FC sets a positive tone as Chelsea prepares for upcoming challenges in both domestic and international competitions. The team's focus remains on taking each game as it comes, emphasizing their commitment to success across multiple competitions.

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