Aussie soccer superstar Sam Kerr shows her class as she scores an INCREDIBLE goal for Chelsea


Aussie soccer superstar Sam Kerr shows her class as she scores an INCREDIBLE goal for Chelsea as the best club teams in the world battle for title – as she’s named in a very strong new Matildas squad

  • Aussie superstar Sam Kerr, 28, lobs keeper in outrageous show of skill
  • Stunning strike for Chelsea in the Women’s International Champions Cup
  • Very strong Matildas squad has been named to face Canada next month

Australian Matildas captain Sam Kerr has scored a wonder goal for Chelsea in their dramatic match against European giants Olympique Lyonnais.

In an outrageous show of skill, Kerr ran onto the end of beautifully weighted pass to hold her nerve and lob the Lyon keeper early in the first half on Thursday.

The stunning strike opened the scoring for Chelsea and teammate Lauren James added another goal in the 50th minute.

Sam Kerr is pictured lobbing the keeper for Chelsea in their game against Lyon in the Women’s International Champions Cup

Kerr celebrates with Chelsea teammates. It has been a huge season for Kerr, culminating in another nomination for the women¿s Ballon d¿Or ¿ football¿s greatest individual honour

Kerr celebrates with Chelsea teammates. It has been a huge season for Kerr, culminating in another nomination for the women’s Ballon d’Or – football’s greatest individual honour

Lyon scored two late goals to draw level and then won the match 4-3 after regulation time in a penalty shootout. 

The game was part of the Women’s International Champions Cup, which features four trophy-winning teams from around the world – Chelsea, Olympique Lyonnais, Portland Thorns and C.F. Monterrey.

The stunning goal for Kerr comes just a week after she was nominated for the women’s Ballon d’Or – football’s greatest individual honour. 

This is the fourth time the talented Australian has been nominated, finishing third in last year’s voting. Kerr has had an incredible 2022 by winning the league with Chelsea and claiming the golden boot.

Sam Kerr fighting for possession against a Lyon opponent. In 2022 Kerr became the first female footballer to feature on the cover of a global version of FIFA

Sam Kerr fighting for possession against a Lyon opponent. In 2022 Kerr became the first female footballer to feature on the cover of a global version of FIFA

The 28-year-old superstar has also won a number of other honours including the Best International Athlete In Women’s Soccer for the third time at the ESPYS and named the Football Writers Association Women’s Footballer of the Year.

Kerr also became the first female footballer to feature on the cover of a global version of the wildly popular FIFA video game last month.

Sam Kerr speaks to the press after Lyon staged a sensational comeback to beat Chelsea in the Women's International Champions Cup

Sam Kerr speaks to the press after Lyon staged a sensational comeback to beat Chelsea in the Women’s International Champions Cup

Meanwhile, Matildas coach Tony Gustavsson has named a close to full-strength squad for the national side’s clashes with Canada next month after resting several stars in friendlies against Spain and Portugal in June.

Kerr is the lynchpin of the team but she’ll be joined by big guns including Steph Catley, Tameka Yallop and Clare Polkinghorne.

FULL MATILDAS SQUAD: Mackenzie Arnold, Steph Catley, Alex Chidiac, Kyra Cooney-Cross, Larissa Crummer, Caitlin Foord, Mary Fowler, Emily Gielnik, Katrina Gorry, Charlotte Grant, Alanna Kennedy, Sam Kerr, Chloe Logarzo, Aivi Luik, Teagan Micah, Courtney Nevin, Clare Polkinghorne, Hayley Raso, Emily Van Egmond, Cortnee Vine, Clare Wheeler, Lydia Williams, Tameka Yallop.

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