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.
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.

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.

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.