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Chelsea had 54% possession compared to Ajax’s 46% possession, with Chelsea having 14 shots in total, 5 of which were on target, while Ajax had 11 shots in total, with 3 on target.

Overall, Chelsea’s experience and quality showed as they were able to see out the tie and advance to the semi-finals of the UEFA Women’s Champions League, despite being held to a 1-1 draw by Ajax. Mayra Ramirez’s goal in the first leg proved to be crucial as it gave them an unassailable aggregate advantage.

However, Chelsea did not have it all their own way in the second leg, as Ajax posed a threat on the counter-attack and exposed some weaknesses in Chelsea’s backline. Despite some nervy moments, goalkeeper Zecira Musovic made some key saves towards the end of the match to ensure Chelsea’s progression.

Player of the Match was awarded to Erin Cuthbert, who was instrumental in midfield for Chelsea, showing great technique and defensive awareness. Chelsea’s overall performance was not up to their usual standards, with some players failing to impress and potentially putting their places in the squad at risk for the upcoming League Cup final against Arsenal.

In the end, Chelsea were able to advance to the semi-finals with a 5-1 aggregate victory over Ajax, setting up a potentially thrilling tie in the next round. Despite the less than convincing performance, Chelsea will be looking to improve and showcase their quality as they continue their pursuit of European glory.

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