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UWCL: Group D Become Tighter After Chelsea And Paris FC Secure Victories

Chelsea FC Women Lineup vs BK Hacken in 2023/2024 UEFA Women's Champions League group stage

Written by Oluwaseun Oyediji

It is going down the wire in Group D of the 2023/2024 UEFA Women’s Champions League as English Women’s Super League winners, Chelsea FC, and French side, Paris FC recorded victories on Wednesday in their fourth group encounters.

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The Blues defeated Swedish outfit, BK Hacken 3-1 at the Bravida Arena, Gothenburg to open up the group with two games remaining.

Australian forward, Sam Kerr opened the scoring for the English side in the 14th minute before they were pegged back by Clarissa Larisey’s equaliser from Monica Jusu Bah’s assist in the 26th minute ahead of the halftime break.

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Erin Cuthbert restored Emma Hayes' side lead in the 52nd minute from Sophie Ingle's assist and she scored her second goal of the encounter in the 64th minute as Kerr turned provider to seal a 3-1 win.

The win moved Chelsea to the top of the table.

It also opened up the group with each team having a chance of progressing to the quarter-final after four games.

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Paris FC pipped Real Madrid 1-0 at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium, Madrid, to also brighten their chances of making it to the last four.

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Gaetane Thiney's 79th-minute penalty separated both sides as the French side pilled up more pressure on the top two teams in the group, Chelsea FC and BK Hacken.

BK Hacken lifted the London side to the top of Group D with eight points while the Swedish side dropped to the second position with seven points.

Paris FC follow closely with six points while Real Madrid have a point.

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