Pernille Harder

Women's football, women's sport, Lyon, football, England, France

Chelsea beat Bayern Munich to reach first Champions League final

Chelsea recovered from defeat in the first leg against Bayern Munich to win 4-1 at Kingsmeadow in the second leg, 5-3 on aggregate, to secure a first-ever appearance in the Champions League final.

Only late goals from Pernille Harder and Fran Kirby prevented the tie from going to extra time, the Blues leading 2-1 after Kirby and Ji So-yun scoring either side of a superb strike from...

Chelsea, women's football, football,

Hayes hails below-best Blues in title decider

Chelsea remained in charge of their own destiny after holding Manchester City to a 2-2 draw to stay two points clear at the top of the Women's Super League with two games to play.

Victory for City would have seen the sides swap places at the top going into the final weeks of the season but the Blues were able to control the match, despite not being anywhere near their best.


Women's football, women's sport, Lyon, football, England, France

Champions League review: Harder hurts her former team but City struggle

Chelsea will take a battling 2-1 lead into the second leg of their Women's Champions League quarter-final against Wolfsburg. It was the Blues' first victory against the German side in their last seven meetings but it was far from straightforward.

Wolfsburg hit the woodwork twice and had another shot saved off the line before Sam Kerr opened the scoring.

Pernille Harder, who...

Chelsea, women's football, football,

Chelsea pull clear at the top following Arsenal win

Chelsea moved three points clear at the top of the Barclays Women's Super League with a 3-0 victory against Arsenal.

It was the best possible response to Sunday's surprise defeat to Brighton and leaves Arsenal 12 points behind top spot and seven points adrift of the European places.

Pernille Harder scored twice before Fran Kirby added a third late on. "Everybody knows what...

Chelsea, women's football, football,

Record-breaking Chelsea return to the top of the WSL

Chelsea set a new Women's Super League record of 32 matches unbeaten, a run stretching back to January 2019, with a 4-0 victory against Aston Villa.

The result lifted the Blues back to the top of the table above Manchester United, having beaten the previous best run without defeat set by Manchester City between 2015 and 2017.

Goals from Sam Kerr, Beth England, Pernille...

Women's football, women's sport, Lyon, football, England, France

Women's Champions League review: winning start for English teams on the road

Chelsea and Manchester City both got off to a winning start in their Champions League campaigns after away vicories in the first leg of the Round of 32.

Two goals for Fran Kirby helped the striker pass Eni Aluko's goalscoring record for Chelsea as they eased to a 5-0 win over Benfica in Lisbon. It was also captain Magda Ericsson's 100th appearance for the club as Millie Bright,...

Football, women's football, women's sport

Global stars support UEFA's #WePlayStrong campaign

Megan Rapinoe, Pernille Harder and Sari van Veenendaal have joined Shanice van de Sanden, Nadia Nadim and Rocky Hehakaija to discuss some of the biggest challenges in the women’s game in a new football podcast launched by UEFA as part of their #WePlayStrong campaign.

Tackling the most prominent issues across the women’s football landscape, UEFA is launching its first ever pan-...

Chelsea, women's football, football,

Harder: I've chosen Chelsea to win the Champions League

Chelsea's new world-record signing Pernille Harder wants to help the English champions become champions of Europe following her arrival from Wolfsburg.

The Denmark striker won four league titles during her time in Germany and was twice a Champions League finalist.

The most recent of those finals was last month in losing to Lyon. But Harder is convinced she can help Chelsea...