Chelsea were made to wait for qualification to the Champions League knockout stages after drawing 1-1 with Real Madrid.
The Blues knew a victory would secure their place in the quarter-finals with two games to spare in Group A but they fell behind before half-time when goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger, trying to play out from the back, gave the ball straight to Caroline Weir and the midfielder slotted home from the edge of the box.
Chelsea should have already been ahead and on course for their 12th consecutive victory after Sam Kerr hit the crossbar in just the second minute with a close-range effort and then struck a post.
But Chelsea’s luck in front of goal changed when Guro Reiten, who was brought down in the penalty area by Ivana in the second half, sent a spot-kick off a post which rebounded off the back of goalkeeper Misa and into the net.
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What’s next for Chelsea?
Chelsea‘s next Champions League match is at Vllaznia on Friday December 16; kick-off is 5.45pm. Their final Group A fixture against PSG will be held at Stamford Bridge on Thursday December 22 with an 8pm kick-off. The knockout phase begins on March 21 with the quarter-finals and ends with the final on June 4 2023 at the Philips Stadion in Eindhoven, Netherlands. The draw for the quarter-finals will be held on January 20.
Before then, Chelsea will aim to remain at the top of the WSL when they host Reading at Kingsmeadow on Sunday, live on Sky Sports. Kick-off is at 6.45pm.