Real Madrid vs Chelsea LIVE! Women's Champions League result, match stream and latest updates today

Real Madrid vs Chelsea LIVE! Women's Champions League result, match stream and latest updates today

Real Madrid vs Chelsea LIVE!

The 2023-24 Women's Champions League group stage kicked off for Chelsea tonight as they travelled to Spain for a clash with Real Madrid. This was the first match the Blues have faced since Emma Hayes was confirmed as the next USA manager and there is hope she can depart with a "fairytale" farewell.

That requires Chelsea to lift the Champions League trophy for the first time ever having lost to Barcelona in both the 2021 final and last year's semi-finals. A run of four wins in a row, scoring 15 goals, set them up well for this tie in Madrid.

However the score finished 2-2 as Olga Carmona struck early via a hefty deflection and then late on after a controversial penalty was awarded to Madrid. In between, Chelsea were largely the better team and levelled via Niamh Charles before Sam Kerr's header. Charles then saw a goal disallowed for offside with the last kick of the game.

Real Madrid vs Chelsea highlights

  • GOAL! Carmona hits opener against run of play

  • GOAL! Charles heads deserved leveller

  • GOAL! Kerr heads home late one

  • GOAL! Carmona nets controversial penalty

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Chelsea were forced to settle for a point to open their Women's Champions League campaign after a 2-2 draw away to Real Madrid.

Missed chances and a controversial refereeing call were ultimately behind the result, the Blues' first after Emma Hayes season-ending move to the USA job was confirmed.

Olga Carmona struck an early deflected effort for Los Blancos before Niamh Charles and Sam Kerr turned the game deservedly in the Blues' favour - only for Jessie Fleming to be harshly pulled up for a late tackle to concede a penalty which Carmona buried late on.

Recap the action with our match report!


Highlights: Chelsea denied latest of winners

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Probably a correct call, all told.


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Real Madrid and Chelsea finish a Women's Champions League cracker 2-2.

GOA-NO! Real Madrid 2-2 Chelsea | 90+5 mins

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It's actually for Kerr, who was definitely interfering in fairness. Right call.

Real Madrid 2-2 Chelsea | 90+4 mins

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Great defending from Hernandez!

James spots Kerr with a beautiful ball over the top and, after a poor first touch, the Australian is shepherded away from what looked like a golden one-on-one chance.

Real Madrid 2-2 Chelsea | 90+2 mins

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Berger claims a Carmona cross well before Chelsea get back on the front foot, James seeing a low shot blocked.

Real Madrid 2-2 Chelsea | 90 mins

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Madrid changes as Oloffson and Raso replace Abelleira and Caicedo.

We'll then have FOUR minutes added on, which begin after a yellow card to Sousa for timewasting.

Real Madrid 2-2 Chelsea | 89 mins

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James pings the crossbar from range before Fleming slots the rebound off target!

Real Madrid 2-2 Chelsea | 88 mins

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Real doing a good job on winning cheap free-kicks off a frustrated away side to eat up time and pressure.

Real Madrid 2-2 Chelsea | 86 mins

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The corner drifts back to Kaneryd, who lines up a dipping volley which Rodriguez parries wide well!

Real Madrid 2-2 Chelsea | 85 mins

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James fed into the right channel of the box and wins a corner.

Chelsea back on top.

Real Madrid 2-2 Chelsea | 82 mins

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Brilliant recovery from Carter after getting beaten all ends up by Caicedo.

The teenager's run into the box is dealt with really well by the England defender and Chelsea survive.

Real Madrid 2-2 Chelsea | 81 mins

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Who fancies a winner, then?

This crowd is right behind Los Blancos now...

GGGOOOOAAALLLL!!! Real Madrid 2-2 Chelsea | Carmona, 79'

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It was Fleming who dived in - comfortably outside the area.

Not much contact but it was a clumsy challenge, probably worthy of a foul...

Carmona steps up.


PENALTY! Real Madrid 1-2 Chelsea | 78 mins

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Still time for Madrid to get back into this but Chelsea remain on the front foot.

It's always hard for a side that's threatened so little to bite back after such a goal.

But Del Castillo wins the ball by the halfway line... it's a penalty!

GGGGOOOOOAAALLLL!!! Real Madrid 1-2 Chelsea | Kerr, 74'

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No surprise whatsoever that Charles is behind this one... a superb cross from the left-back is met by a bullet header from Chelsea's star forward.

The Blues lead!

Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea | 71 mins

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Another Madrid change as Bruun departs for Feller up front.

Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea | 70 mins

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Fleming hits the deck in the box but no penalty!

Replays showed she had nowhere near enough force from Caicedo to justify going down.

Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea | 68 mins

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Lazy smack over the bar from James after doing well with Kerr to win the ball in Real's half.

Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea | 66 mins

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Madrid have their second shot of the night!

Only 55 minutes after their first, a looping Carmona cross is cleared as far as Del Castillo and Charles blocks her effort wide.

The home fans wake up for the corner, well cleared.

Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea | 63 mins

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Carmona the latest Real player to throw in a last-ditch block to deny Kaneryd's effort.

Hayes turns to her bench, Kirby off for James.

Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea | 60 mins

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Oroz on for Zornoza in Madrid's midfield.

Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea | 59 mins

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Kerr causes problems at the back post from Cuthbert's recycled ball in, but Madrid hold firm.

Half an hour to go and all to play for!

Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea | 57 mins

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Zarnozo shrugged off the ball and Kaneryd gets into the box, but has to settle for a corner as her cross is poked behind.

This will be Chelsea's seventh, having conceded none.

Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea | 54 mins

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Really end to end game, this one now.

Fleming gets down the left to pick out Kirby, shot well blocked, before another swift move sees Real make a pair of last-ditch interceptions...

Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea | 53 mins

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Caicedo and Lawrence were developing a good battle down the left flank of Madrid before a cross is dropped on the line by Berger - the Chelsea goalkeeper quickly snaffles it up though!

Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea | 51 mins

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Kerr breaks in behind from a perfect through ball by Carter...

The goalkeeper stays big and flicks the one-on-one wide!

Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea | 50 mins

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Some nearly moments for Chelsea in their high press this half, Madrid looking to play the ball on the floor and perhaps not getting the tempo right.

Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea | 48 mins

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Good combination play down Chelsea's right with a cross that picks out Kerr forcing her into a difficult header... which is on target but saved.

Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea | Kick-off!


The players are back out and Chelsea get us going for the second half.

Around the grounds


The only other Women's Champions League game on at the moment is also at half time.

In Amsterdam, Ajax lead PSG 2-0.

Lots of time left for Chelsea


With a point not a terrible result, Emma Hayes will probably want her Chelsea team to continue where they left off after getting the equaliser.

They've largely bossed possession and looked more threatening, just a couple more clinical touches required in the final third.


More needed from Real Madrid

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Aside from a deflected goal, the hosts haven't offered enough in attack to threaten a big win tonight.


Highlights: Niamh Charles goal gets Chelsea level

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A lovely cross and finish.

Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea | Half-time!

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Nusken latches onto a bad header clear from the corner but she shoots right at the goalkeeper...

And that's the break.

Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea | 45+1 mins

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Cuthbert and Kirby like the look of this one, just to the right of the D.

It's the Scot... blocked wide! Corner with a single minute of time added on.

Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea | 45 mins

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Toletti late and booked for felling Kaneryd right on the 18-yard line. No doubt about that.

Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea | 44 mins

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The Blues back on the front foot, can they complete a major turnaround before half-time?

GGGOOOAAALLLL!!! Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea | Charles, 41'

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It's no surprise to see the England defender pop up with the goal, even if it's not her forte.

Lawrence swings in a lovely ball to the back post where Charles ran off her marker and guided a neat header into the far corner.

We're level!

Real Madrid 1-0 Chelsea | 40 mins

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First a fine Kirby ball in almost swings onto the head of Fleming before Charles drills one in low, somehow Madrid clear in the goalmouth scramble.

Real Madrid 1-0 Chelsea | 38 mins

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Not long left for Chelsea to grab what would be a confidence-boosting leveller before the break.

Real Madrid 1-0 Chelsea | 35 mins

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Carmona wants a foul in the Chelsea half but no dice and Cuthbert scampers clear.

A superb ball in beats pretty much everyone, Kerr included, and it bobbles up for the keeper to collect.

Carmona has stayed down up the pitch, not too clear why though and she'll play on.

Real Madrid 1-0 Chelsea | 32 mins

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Nusken the latest to direct an attempt at goal, which bounces off a Real body for a corner.

Real Madrid 1-0 Chelsea | 29 mins

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Better from Real with Del Castillo holding off multiple tackles before Andres' ball to pick out Caicedo's run is just overhit.

Chelsea launch an attack to catch the hosts napping as Kirby spots Kerr in the box - shot saved well at the near post!

Real Madrid 1-0 Chelsea | 27 mins

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Smart ball by Lawrence into Kirby, who's operated well in the hole so far, but her pass into the box is cleared.

Chelsea's attack is then ended as Cuthbert fouls Bruun. Harsh one, that.

Real Madrid 1-0 Chelsea | 25 mins

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Not seen much of Kerr tonight, Real's central defence doing a good job of being hot on any balls forward.

Real Madrid 1-0 Chelsea | 21 mins

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Chelsea wander forward and so nearly find Kerr in the box, her weak flick then cleared before Kirby can tap home.

Charles and Fleming linking up really well to create that chance.

Real Madrid 1-0 Chelsea | 20 mins

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Madrid have really raised their game to Chelsea's level since the goal, if not arguably having the better of the last ten minutes' play.

Emma Hayes is discussing with her staff what her side must do next.

Real Madrid 1-0 Chelsea | 17 mins

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Good bite to this game now as Charles pops up in attack with a chunky 50-50 which Cuthbert follows up, Chelsea finding their left-back in the box to win a corner.

The referee tells Carter to avoid getting too close to the goalkeeper as the ball whips in low... claimed by Rodriguez.

Highlights: Olga Carmona goal gets Real Madrid off mark

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This was the first shot of the game!

Real Madrid 1-0 Chelsea | 13 mins

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Big test for Chelsea now, who have largely been on top but need to maintain midfield control against a Madrid team growing in confidence.

GGGOOOAAALLL!!! Real Madrid 1-0 Chelsea | Carmona, 10'

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Berger's clearance doesn't go far enough and Madrid come back at Chelsea in their first real attack of the game.

Carmona has a go and it pings in off Bright, leaving the keeper stranded!

Real Madrid 0-0 Chelsea | 7 mins

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Chants of "come on Chelsea" from a pocket of away fans as goalkeeper Berger jinks around the on-rushing Bruun.

Real Madrid 0-0 Chelsea | 4 mins

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Kaneryd gets the better of Carmona once again down Chelsea's right, that's looking like a good early battle.

No ball in the box this time, instead it's worked back to Kirby and the Blues hold onto it.

From back to front, Kirby is slotted in by a fine through ball but Carmona's slide tackle is pinpoint to stop her!

Real Madrid 0-0 Chelsea | 2 mins

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Chelsea on the front foot.

Kirby on the ball early looking wide right for Kaneryd, who does well to beat two markers before a dangerous Cuthbert cross... flashes across the face of goal and dealt with.

Real Madrid 0-0 Chelsea | Kick-off!

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Let's do this!

Our referee tonight, Frida Klarlund, blows her whistle

Chelsea get their quest to win the Women's Champions League underway against one of football's biggest names, hoping to grow their reputation in the women's game.

Here come the players!

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Millie Bright and Ivana Andres lead out the teams!

White flags a-waving

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The Real Madrid fans are in position are fully flagged up tonight at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, the junior venue on the club's portfolio behind the Bernabeu.

Emma Hayes has also taken her position as we await the players.

One to watch

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Linda Caicedo tore England apart in Colombia's World Cup meeting with the Lionesses.

What can the 18-year-old do tonight?

Let's get down to business

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The talking is very nearly over...

Just ten minutes until this match begins.


Emma Hayes will be a loss to English football after calling an end to a remarkable tenure

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With the news of Chelsea manager Emma Hayes' imminent departure to the USA national team, Dan has written of her impact on the wider English game - and the loss her exit will bring.

Read the full story!

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Full-time in the early games!

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Elsewhere in Chelsea and Real Madrid's group, Hacken have won 2-1 away to Paris FC to start their Champions League campaign.

And in Group C Roma have fought back from two goals down to claim a draw at Bayern Munich.

Real Madrid get warm

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A good atmosphere bubbling away in the Spanish capital as the final preparations begin.

Real Madrid vs Chelsea: Countdown to kick-off


Just half an hour until this Women's Champions League clash begins in this, the first week of the group stage!

The warm-ups have begun...

Emma Hayes addresses USA switch

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Emma Hayes says her decision to leave Chelsea โ€œpulled on my heartstringsโ€, but that her dream job with the United States was an โ€œopportunity I simply couldnโ€™t turn downโ€.

The 47-year-old has been appointed US womenโ€™s manager and has become the highest-paid female coach in world football, on a ยฃ1.3million-a-year deal.

She will remain in charge of Chelsea until the end of the season and begins her final shot at Champions League glory when the Blues face Real Madrid in Spain on Wednesday.

Hayes, who has won six titles and five FA Cups during 11 years at Chelsea, said: โ€œWithout question it pulled on my heartstrings, because I care so much for the players and everybody that Iโ€™ve built relationships with. But Iโ€™m all about challenge.

โ€œWeโ€™ve won a lot at Chelsea and Iโ€™m very proud of that, and Iโ€™m proud of the fact that I can leave that club in a better place and one that I hope continues to compete. But, for me, the challenge of competing for World Cups, for Olympics, the dream of coaching a team Iโ€™ve always wanted to, I simply couldnโ€™t turn it down.โ€

The Champions League has eluded Hayes at Chelsea and she says leading them to European glory in her final season would be a โ€œfairytaleโ€.

Read the full story!

Elsewhere in Group D


Paris FC have a goal back against Hacken with 15 minutes to go in this group's other game.

Over in Group C, Bayern Munich lead Roma 2-1.

Los Blancos line-up analysis

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A couple of selection decisions from Alberto Toril, then.

Firstly veteran midfielder Claudia Zornoza gets the nod over Australia international Hayley Raso and promising French youngster Naomie Feller in the chief creator role.

Rocio Galvez also makes way for Ivana Andres in defence.

Here it is... tonight's Real Madrid line-up

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Real Madrid XI: Rodriguez; Hernandez, Andres, Sousa, Carmona; Abelleira, Toletti; Del Castillo, Caicedo, Zornoza; Bruun

Subs: Chavas, Tellez, Robles, Rocio, Oroz, Raso, Moller, Feller, Svava, Siri, Olaya, Lopez

Real Madrid team news up next

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We've got less than an hour until kick-off and still waiting on the hosts' line-up...

Emma Hayes names her team

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Fran Kirby starts for Chelsea tonight as Ashley Lawrence also comes into the team.

Looks like a 4-2-3-1 however Jessie Fleming may start centrally with Sam Kerr, making a 3-4-1-2 a possibility by nudging Niamh Charles into a three-player backline.

Lauren James continues on the bench.

Chelsea team is out!

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Chelsea XI: Berger; Lawrence, Bright, Carter, Charles; Cuthbert, Nusken; Kaneryd, Kirby, Fleming; Kerr

Subs: Musovic, Hampton, Fishel, Nouwen, Ingle, James, Perisset, Mjelde, Buchanan, Cankovic, Beever-Jones

Around the grounds

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Paris FC and Hacken have already kicked off in the other Group D game tonight.

A Rusul Kafaji goal has the Swedes ahead at half time.

Real Madrid in the house!

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Team news up soon...

Throwback: How these teams fared in last season's meeting


A tense 1-1 draw kept Chelsea on track to get out the group stage in this same fixture a year ago.

The Standard score prediction


It's time for Chelsea to show they mean business on the continental stage for Emma Hayes' send-off.

That means a statement win here tonight.

Chelsea to win, 3-1.

Our Chelsea predicted XI


Predicted Chelsea XI: Berger; Perisset, Bright, Carter, Charles; Cuthbert, Nusken; Kaneryd, Kirby, Fleming; Kerr

Early Chelsea team news


Guro Reiten misses out alongside long-term injured duo Katerina Svitkova and Catarina Macario.

Fran Kirby and Ashley Lawrence will hope to return after being on the bench for the WSL win over Everton.

How we reckon the hosts will line up


Predicted Real Madrid XI: Rodriguez; Hernandez, Galvez, Sousa, Carmona; Abelleira, Toletti; Raso, Caicedo, Feller; Bruun

Early Real Madrid team news

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Scottish midfielder Caroline Weir misses out with a long-term knee injury.

Women's World Cup star Linda Caicedo is set to start in behind star summer signing Signe Bruun, who netted in the 7-1 rout of Real Sociedad last time out.

How to watch Real Madrid vs Chelsea

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TV channel: In the UK, the match will be shown live on TNT Sports 1 with kick-off at 8pm GMT.

Live stream: TNT subscribers can access the game online via the Discovery+ app while DAZN will also be showing the game via their channels, including for free on YouTube.

Real Madrid vs Chelsea LIVE!

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The premier tie of the Women's Champions League's opening week takes place tonight between Real Madrid and Chelsea.

The Spanish giants are out to make a name for themselves in the women's game and challenge Barcelona for their domestic and continental supremacy.

But Chelsea are dab hands at this level and want to give Emma Hayes a perfect send-off in her final season as Blues manager.

Kick-off from Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano comes at 8pm GMT and you can keep across all the build-up, match action and reaction right here on Standard Sport's live blog!