Chelsea lose in Lyon but Erin Cuthbert gives hope for semi-final second leg




• Champions League semi-final first leg: Lyon 2-1 Chelsea
• Eriksson 27og, Henry 35; Cuthbert 72

Emma Hayes and Beth England said Chelsea showed that the five-times Champions League winners Lyon are human after Erin Cuthbert’s second-half volley left their Champions League tie wide open, with Hayes adding she was disappointed not to leave with a victory.

“I’m gutted, I can’t lie,” said the Chelsea manager. “We’re in the tie but we should have won the game. I really do respect Lyon and their achievements but I think we showed today that they are human.”

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