Emma Hayes' Chelsea were held to a controversial draw at Real Madrid on Wednesday, the day after she was announced as the new coach of the US women's national team, as Ajax saw off Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 in the Women's Champions League.
When she takes over the USWNT, Hayes will become the highest paid coach in the women's game and her Chelsea side looked impressive as they drew 2-2 away to the Liga F runners-up.
A controversial late penalty brought the hosts level and a winner in injury-time for Chelsea was chalked off.
"I thought we dominated the game. We went 2-1 up. Then there is the free-kick that was awarded as a penalty. Then we score a really legitimate goal with Niamh Charles, three or four yards onside," said Hayes.
"It is embarrassing. I had to check why it was disallowed... I cannot understand the decision whatsoever."
The home side got off to a flyer 10 minutes in when Olga Carmona, the scorer of the only goal in the World Cup final, shot from distance and a wicked deflection off Millie Bright wrong-footed the 'keeper.
Despite this start, Chelsea began regularly to cause a threat with their wide play and eventually the pressure cost Madrid four minutes before the break.
Ashley Lawrence crossed from the right and Niamh Charles was unmarked to head in from the edge of the six-yard box to level matters.
In the second half it was again the wide areas where Chelsea found joy, as Charles turned provider and stood a cross up for Sam Kerr to head the English champions into the lead with 16 minutes remaining.
But just five minutes later, Carmona rifled home an equalising penalty, which was awarded after a clumsy tackle by Jessie Fleming that looked to be just outside the box.
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