Chelsea booked their place in the Women’s Champions League semi-final as Pernille Harder came back to haunt old club Wolfsburg once again.
The Blues edged a narrow first leg encounter 2-1 last week but proved too much for their opponents in the second game held at the Szusza Ferenc Stadium in Budapest.
Harder and Sam Kerr were on target in the first leg and both forwards were involved again as they scored twice in four minutes to take control of the tie before half-time.
Kerr won a penalty in the 27th minute when she was bundled to the ground by Sara Doorsoun-Khajeh. Harder stepped up to send Katarzyna Kiedrzynek the wrong way, placing the ball into the bottom left corner.
The striker turned provider when she crossed for Kerr to make it 2-0. The Australian took two touches in the box to turn her defender before firing into the bottom right corner.
Ewa Pajor had missed a great chance to level for Wolfsburg just before Kerr’s second as she stretched to meet a cross at the backpost but could only put her finish wide.
Kerr’s goal meant Wolfsburg need to score four but they failed to create anything of note in the second half and looked vulnerable to counter-attacks.
That vulnerability resulted in Chelsea scoring their third. Harder found Ji So-yun on the right and she slipped in Fran Kirby to force the ball beyond Kiedrzynek.
The Blues are set to face Bayern Munich in the semi-final with the German side taking a 3-0 lead into their second leg match on Thursday.