Women's Champions League: Pernille Harder rescues point for Chelsea against Wolfsburg

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Pernille Harter scored consecutive Champions League goals against Wolfsburg.

Pernille Harter scored a dramatic extra-time equaliser against Wolfsburg to save a point for Chelsea in the Women's Champions League Group B opener.

Sam Kerr had earnedly put the hosts in front by a fantastic lob.

Three terrible defensive errors allowed the visitors to take control, Tabea Wassmuth scoring either Jill Roord or Tabea Wassmuth's driven effort.

Chelsea had hope when Beth England's short-range strike gave them hope, before Harder got there.

Emma Hayes, Chelsea's boss, said that "we had dominance on most areas of pitch and yet we only walk away with a point."

"It is important to keep in mind that the team is moving forward. We may have carved them open from time to time, but we cannot give gifts to the enemy and must stop giving them gifts."

To take control of the group, Juventus beat Servette 3-0 in Wednesday's other fixture in Group A.

Chelsea, who beat Wolfsburg 5-1 on aggregate to reach the final last season, was more than worthy of their lead. They created many promising opportunities before Ji So-Yun’s weighted pass allowed Kerr her sixth goal in five games.

Emma Hayes, Blues boss, then observed her team contribute to each of Wolfsburg’s goals.

Ann-Katrin Berger, German goalkeeper, was found guilty of the first two incidents which occurred against the flow of play.

The 30-year old misread a bounce ball and gave Wassmuth, an ex-Hoffenheim forward, a tap in. She then played Melanie Leupolz into trouble at the box's edge, which allowed Roord to score the winning goal.

Jessica Carter's poor back pass made matters worse. Wassmuth scored her second goal just after the break, but England quickly reduced the gap after England won a corner.

Chelsea failed to create any clear chances for an equaliser despite Fran Kirby's introduction, but some pressure finally paid off as Harder, a Denmark forward, scored her third goal in the same number of games against her former team.