Harder helps Blues snatch a point against her old club in six-goal thriller

PERNILLE HARDER helped Chelsea rescue a point with a last-gasp equaliser against Wolfsburg in the Women’s Champions League.

The Denmark superstar came back to haunt her old club with the Blues overcoming defensive howlers and a two-goal deficit to snatch a 3-3 home draw.

Pernille Harder netted against her old side as Chelsea drew 3-3 with Wolfsburg in the Champions League

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Pernille Harder netted against her old side as Chelsea drew 3-3 with Wolfsburg in the Champions LeagueCredit: Getty
Harder's late effort rescued a point for the Blues in a dramatic encounter at Kingsmeadow

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Harder’s late effort rescued a point for the Blues in a dramatic encounter at KingsmeadowCredit: Getty

And skipper Magda Eriksson says she rued the “mistakes” that saw her side miss out on a win in their first game in Europe this term. 

Eriksson said: “Mistakes happen. Unfortunately, today it was three silly mistakes. We know usually that’s not our standard.

“It was a difficult night for the team, and we concede as a team and we score as a team.

“In the end, I’m happy with the point. We knew we were drawn in a difficult group.

“We usually get a tough draw in the Champions League. I’m very confident we can go away and get results.”

Emma Hayes’ side got off to a flier at the start hemming the Women’s Bundesliga outfit into their own half and amassing six corners in 20 minutes.


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And the host’s dominance eventually paid off with Sam Kerr dinking the ball over keeper Almuth Schult in the eleventh minute after a So Yun-Ji pass over Wolfsburg’s defence.

The Blues kept up the pressure before a defensive calamity saw the visitors equalise.

Tabea Wasmuth levelled, slotting into an open goal following a mix-up between Eriksson and keeper Ann-Katrin Berger.

Chelsea had a couple more first-half chances including a Sam Kerr half-volley before Wolfsburg took the lead.  

Another Berger error saw the visitors go 2-1 up with the Germany ace inadvertently passing to Jill Roord – who smashed the ball home minutes after the half-hour mark.

The second half saw Wolfsburg extend their lead with Jess Carter’s loose back pass leading to Wasmuth nabbing her brace. 

Ex-Arsenal forward Jill Roord put the German giants ahead in the first half

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Ex-Arsenal forward Jill Roord put the German giants ahead in the first halfCredit: Zuma Press

But the Blues piled on the pressure and eventually got their just reward.

This came through Beth England pulling a goal back with around 40 minutes of normal time remaining.

And Harder denied the German giants a win in dramatic fashion grabbing an equaliser at the death.

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