Chelsea FC Women are into the last eight of this season’s UEFA Women’s Champions League after beating Fiorentina Femminiles 6-0 in their second leg tie in Florence on Wednesday evening.
Leading 1-0 from the first leg, Emma Hayes’ side made easy work of the Italians in the second leg to reach the quarter-finals for the second consecutive season.
Chelsea went close to scoring on two occasions early in the match but both Erin Cuthbert and Karen Carney saw efforts strike the crossbar.
The Blues’ took the lead midway through the half when Carney played in Drew Spence who fired the ball beyond home keeper Stephanie Ohrstrom.
Cuthbert then hit the woodwork for a second time before Spence teed up Fran Kirby to put The Blues 2-0 up on the night before half-time.
The second half saw Kirby slot away a penalty kick to make it 3-0 after Ramona Bachmann had been fouled before Cuthbert struck a fourth from 12 yards.
Despite a rocky start for The Blues in the FA Women’s Super League, they were breezing beyond European opponents Fiorentina and Kirby was to cap off a fine individual display with her third goal and Chelsea’s fifth of the evening before Bachmann made it 6-0.
Millie Bright received an unfortunate red card for denying a goalscoring opportunity with a little over 20 minutes remaining on the clock but it made no impact on the result as Chelsea won the tie 6-0 on the night and 7-0 on aggregate.