Lyon 3-1 Wolfsburg: Five women's Champions Leagues in a row

Lyon 3-1 Wolfsburg: Five women's Champions Leagues in a row

Kumagai, autora del 2-0 del Lyon ante el Wolfsburgo
Kumagai, autora del 2-0 del Lyon ante el Wolfsburgo | AFP

The French side are unstoppable in Europe and won yet another UCL final

Lyon won their straight UEFA women's Champions League title on Sunday with a 3-1 win over German champions Wolfsburg.

MATCH FACTS
Women's Champions League

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Wolfsburgo

Abt; Blasse (Bremer, 78'), Goessling, Doorsoun (Hendrich, 39'), Janssen; Huth (Wolter, 62'), Syrstad, Popp, Rolfo; Harder y Pajor (Oberdorf, 61').

Olympique Lyon

Bouhaddi; Bronze, Buchanan, Renard, Karchaoui; Kumagai, Gunnarsdottir; Cascarino (Van de Sanden, 87'), Marozsan (Taylor, 87'), Majri (Malard, 94'); Le Sommer (Greenwood, 94').

Goles

0-1 M. 25 Le Sommer. 0-2 M. 44 Kumagai. 1-2 M. 58 Popp. 1-3 M. 88 Gunnarsdottir.

Árbitro

Esther Staubli. T.A.: Huth (14') / Marozsan (40').

Incidencias

Reale Arena (a puerta cerrada).

There was no Ada Hegerberg or Nikita Parris, but it didn’t matter as they proved far too strong for their opponents in San Sebastian.

They have now knocked their opponents out in each of the last five tournaments, including 2016 and 2018 final victories before this.

Eugenie Le Sommer and Delphine Cascarino were the key figures for the French side. The former broke the deadlock in the 25th minute, firing home at the second attempt.

The latter was a persistent menace down the right and her work led in part to the second goal, thrashed home by Saki Kumagai.

Alex Popp got one back for Wolfsburg but Sara Bjork Gunnarsdottir flicked home late on to seal the victory for Lyon.

“Every time we make the final it’s special, what makes this one the most special is that it’s five in a row. I can’t see any women’s team being able to accomplish that ever again,” said Lucy Bronze.

“I think the squad is special, we were missing so many players but we were the better team by a long-shot in the first half and the game was almost finished by half-time.

“We’ve got the strongest squad in the world, definitely. This is my last game with (Lyon) but I’m happy to finish on a high, winning the Champions League.”

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