Juventus Femminile 1-2 Chelsea Women: Pernille Harder scores winner for Blues

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Pernille Harter (right) won the second half for Chelsea

Chelsea won their first Women's Champions League win with a stunning performance at Juventus.

With just half an hour remaining, Erin Cuthbert's excellent solo goal had put the visitors in front at the Allianz Stadium.

Juventus responded quickly when Barbara Bonansea hit the ball home from a cross.

Pernille Harter, however, gave Chelsea victory. She reacted quickly to a crowded area and scored the winning goal.

After drawing 3-3 with Wolfsburg in the opener, Chelsea now has four points in Group A.

Harder's goal was a continuation of her excellent start to the season with the Blues. The latest strike by the Denmark international, Harder, is her fifth in all competitions.

The 28-year old also scored the late equaliser against Wolfsburg, which she left to join Chelsea this summer.

Harder said, "I feel like i am in a flow", and has scored 32 goals in 40 Champions League matches.

"I feel that I have integrated into the team and have had a positive pre-season. We continue to develop, both me and the team - which I love.

Chelsea boss Emma Hayes was highly impressed with her new hire's contributions since joining the club, saying that she had "an outstanding performance."

"She is a key member of this team, and I am so happy she is part.

Hayes' team faced a difficult task in Turin, against a team who had won 11 straight games. This streak also included eight home clean sheets.

Cuthbert, who received the ball outside of the box and weaved past defenders to slot in, broke through the almost impenetrable Juventus defense.

Although it temporarily silenced the home crowd, Juventus responded quickly with a strong and impressive play by Lisa Boattin. She played a deep ball to the far box where Bonansea had gotten ahead of the defense and drove inside the near post.

This was the second consecutive time that Chelsea scored first in the competition, only to concede later.

They retook the lead, but not against Wolfsburg.

In the second half, the visitors won and were rewarded by Harder's attack intent. This was after Fran Kirby and Sam Kerr had done a great job.

Chelsea was unable to win by a greater margin due to a superb late save by Pauline Peyraud–Magnin.