Guro Reiten secured Chelsea the advantage in their quarter-final against defending champions Lyon in the Women’s Champions League.
The Norwegian curled home after 28 minutes in France to hand the Blues a 1-0 lead ahead of the reverse fixture in London.
Lyon were guilty of missing a number of opportunities in the first half, although Lauren James could have added a second for Chelsea when she hit the post.
Delphine Cascarino similarly struck the woodwork for Lyon after half-time, with the eight-time champions now needing a turnaround in the second leg if their title defence is to continue.
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Elsewhere, Dominique Janssen’s second-half penalty saw Wolfsburg beat Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 at Parc des Princes.
A VAR review saw Elisa De Almeida sent off, shown a second yellow card for handball, and resulted in the spot-kick that Janssen dispatched to give the visitors the advantage.
All four quarter-final ties are delicately poised at 1-0 after Bayern Munich beat Arsenal and Barcelona defeated Roma on Tuesday.
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