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Chelsea 2-0 Atletico Madrid: Ann-Katrin Berger saves two penalties as hosts recover from Sophie Ingle's red card to earn first-leg lead in Women's Champions League last-16 tie

By Press Association

Published: 21:46 GMT, 3 March 2021 | Updated: 21:46 GMT, 3 March 2021

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Chelsea overcame Sophie Ingle's early dismissal to seal an impressive first-leg 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid in the Women's Champions League.

The Blues had goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger to thank for their commanding position heading into next week's second leg as she saved two Atletico penalties.

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Ingle was sent off just 12 minutes in, leaving Emma Hayes' side with an uphill battle in the last-16 clash, but they were handed an immediate boost as Deyna Castellanos missed the resulting spot-kick.

Maren Mjelde scored from penalty spot before Fran Kirby added a second a few minutes later

Maren Mjelde scored from penalty spot before Fran Kirby added a second a few minutes later

Despite Atletico's numerical advantage they could not push on to take the lead, with Chelsea finding the breakthrough when Maren Mjelde scored from the penalty

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