The Chelsea vs Juventus women’s game overnight was interrupted by a pitch invader, who ran around doing pitch invader things (like trying to take a selfie with one of the players).

More or less satisfied with his work, the pest looked to be on his way off the ground before this happened (goes well with the music):

Enter Aussie superstar Sam Kerr, who nonchalantly dropped the shoulder and put said invader squarely on the deck with the greatest of ease.

Incredibly, the match referee then saw fit to give Kerr a yellow card, rounding out a somewhat bizarre series of events at the Kingsmeadow stadium. The match finished in a 0-0 draw.

To markets…

And the ASX moved slightly lower in a steady session of trade, amid a week when global markets have jumped back on the horse with broader risk appetite prevailing.

After a solid rebound this week, tech stocks traded mixed with BNPL names edging lower. The big miners also dragged on the index while bank stocks traded flat.

Elsewhere this morning, RBA governor Phil Lowe gave a speech where he said the central bank is open to the introduction of a token-based digital currency for the Australian dollar.
 

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Among stocks with news, SaaS delivery platform Zoom2Utechnologies (ASX:Z2U) stood out with a gain of more than 20% in morning trade.

The gains followed news that Z2U has acquired the Local Delivery Shopify App for $880,000 in cash.

Z2U said the deal will help expand its Locate2u footprint in North America and the UK, and add incremental annualised recurring revenues of around $145,000 per year.

Biotech stock Adalta (ASX:1AD) also rose sharply, after the company reported that initial testing of AD-214, its lead drug to treat fibrotic diseases, points to a successful application with nebulisation devices.

The company said that marks an important step to ensure that AD-214 can be successfully converted to fine droplets or aerosols, for penetration to the smaller airways of the lungs.

Elsewhere, crypto-adjacent stock DigitalX (ASX:DCC), which owns more than 200 Bitcoin, was also among the leaders after announcing that its digital share trade execution business, Sell My Shares, has now been integrated into its Drawbridge compliance platform that facilitates the compliant execution of employee share trades.

And high-profile lithium project developer Vulcan Energy (ASX:VUL) found demand after securing another offtake agreement — this time with the world’s biggest car company, Volkswagen Group.

The deal is for between 34,000t and 42,000t of battery grade lithium hydroxide for an initial five years. The start of commercial delivery is set for 2026.
 

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