Paris St Germain Emma Hayes Esther González Erin Cuthbert Fran Kirby Millie Bright Niamh Charles Chelsea Sport county Real city Madrid, county Real soccer Paris St Germain Emma Hayes Esther González Erin Cuthbert Fran Kirby Millie Bright Niamh Charles Chelsea Sport county Real city Madrid, county Real

Chelsea maintain 100% start after defeating Real Madrid

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Chelsea maintained their perfect start to their Women's Champions League campaign by beating Real Madrid 2-0 at Kingsmeadow.Sophie Ingle and Erin Cuthbert scored second-half goals as the Blues made it three straight wins in Group A to stay top, five points clear of second-placed Paris St Germain.Emma Hayes' side returned to the top of the Women's Super League after Saturday's 3-0 home win against Tottenham and were deserved winners against Real, who had only lost once this season in all competitions.Fran Kirby went closest to opening the scoring in an uneventful first half, but her early effort curled wide of the target.The Spaniards, whose solitary previous defeat was to Barcelona in their domestic league, grew steadily into the game in the second half.But any home nerves were eased in the 67th minute when Ingle headed home Millie Bright's flick-on from a corner.Cuthbert doubled the Londoners' lead 12 minutes later as her swerving cross-shot deceived Real goalkeeper Misa Rodriguez.Niamh Charles twice went close to adding a third goal for Chelsea in the closing stages, while Real's best effort came through Esther Gonzalez, whose goalbound shot early in the second period was blocked.It was a winning return to Kingsmeadow for manager Emma Hayes, who was back in the dugout at Stamford Bridge on Saturday after recovering from her emergency hysterectomy last month.Follow every game from the 2022 FIFA World Cup via live blogs on RTÉ.ie/sport and the RTÉ News app, or watch live on RTÉ Television and RTÉ Player.

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