Written by Oluwaseun Oyediji
New United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) head coach Emma Hayes’ Chelsea had an imperfect start to their UEFA Women’s Champions League (UWCL) campaign on Wednesday.
A controversial penalty call against the Blues led to a 2-2 draw with Real Madrid.
“I think we’ve been robbed of what should have been a 3-1 game,” Hayes said.
Video assistant Referee (VAR) is not available for UWCL group stage matches, despite being used in domestic leagues like the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL).
Olga Carmona scores a disputed double to earn Real Madrid a 2-2 draw with Chelsea in the opening game of the Women’s Champions League group stages.
Niamh Charles cancels out Carmona’s opener before Sam Kerr puts Blues ahead, only for a disputed penalty to deny Emma Hayes’ side victory.
Two exciting USWNT prospects met in the Champions League group stage on Wednesday.
Sixteen-year-old phenom Lily Yohannes became the youngest player to start in a UWCL game in Ajax’s 2-0 win over PSG.
On the other side, former Notre Dame standout Korbin Albert started for PSG.
The 20-year-old made the leap to European soccer after her sophomore year with the Irish.
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