Real Madrid booked a quarter-final berth but Chelsea must wait after being held 0-0 by Juventus as Wolfsburg won.
The European debutants have joined Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-finals.
Kosovare Asllani defied driving Icelandic snow to power Real Madrid into the quarter-finals, scoring twice at Breidablik to announce her late group-stage arrival. A knee injury had kept the experienced Swedish attacker sidelined but she waited a mere ten minutes to strike, before finishing a penalty half an hour later.The weather necessitated an orange ball and a snow plough at half-time, before Claudia Zornoza’s 82nd minute goal.
Group winners Paris extended their perfect record with a devastating display in Kharkiv.
The leaders got off the mark through Jordyn Huitema’s header, (she bagged a hat-trick at home to Kharkiv). Paris added three more goals in the space of 19 minutes, with Sandy Baltimore’s neat finish sandwiched by Ramona Bachmann’s clinical double.
Laurina Fazer who joined Paris at six, scored her first senior goal with a stunning long-range effort just before the break, with Amanda Ilestedt’s header capping a neat passing move shortly after the restart. Substitute Estelle Cascarino was dismissed in the 80th minute for a second bookable offence, but the only team yet to concede in this group stage could still keep their clean sheet intact.
It is all to play for in Group A next week after Chelsea failed to break down a stubborn Juventus, with Wolfsburg winning against Servette, they are now level with Juventus in second place on eight points while Chelsea are three points clear and will face Wolfsburg in Germany.
Sam Kerr got a yellow card for knocking to the ground a pitch invader who ran onto the field.
Inês Pereira (own goal) inexplicably finds her own net after Tabea Wassmuth’s shot hit the post. Two late goals from Jill Roord and Tabea Wassmuth sealed victory for the German side.