Chelsea took control of their Champions League group by beating top-two rivals Real Madrid; Sophie Ingle and Erin Cuthbert scored in the second-half at Kingsmeadow; Emma Hayes’ side have won three games out of three in their group
Sophie Ingle and Erin Cuthbert scored second-half strikes as Chelsea beat Real Madrid to take complete control of their Champions League group.
A frustrating first-half saw Cuthbert and Fran Kirby go close, with Emma Hayes’ side having to wait until after the hour mark for the deadlock to be broken.
Millie Bright flicked on Cuthbert’s corner where Ingle was waiting at the back post to finish – and the Blues had to wait only eight minutes to get their second of the evening.
Scottish international Cuthbert’s deep cross went all the way in to deceive Real Madrid goalkeeper Misa Rodriguez and fly into the net.
Chelsea held on for the victory and the clean sheet to take full command of their Champions League group.
The Blues are top of Group A having three victories from three games, with the Women’s Super League side five points clear of Real and Paris Saint-Germain, who are tied on four points.