Chelsea’s performance in win over Lyon deemed ‘character-building’ by Emma Hayes.

Emma Hayes, Chelsea boss, witnessed her team triumph over Lyon in the Champions League quarter-finals, but not without suspense and drama. Sara Dabritz’s goal looked to have won the match for Lyon and left Hayes and the Chelsea players facing elimination. However, they managed to tie the game in stoppage time with a penalty kick from Maren Mjedle that led to a shoot-out, with Ann-Katrin Berger emerging as the hero, helping Chelsea prevail. Hayes praised her players’ resilience and character-building performance. The win kept Chelsea’s hopes of becoming the first English side to win the Women’s Champions League alive. Lyon coach Sonia Bompastor expressed her disappointment and frustration with the decision by referee Ivana Martincic to award a penalty against her team, leading to their elimination from the competition.

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