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Lyon Defeats Wolfsburg To Clinch Record Women’s Champions League Title

 

Lyon made light of big-name absentees like Ada Hegerberg and Nikita Parris to defeat Wolfsburg for a third time in the Champions League final.

Alex Popp hit back for the German side with a smart header, but Lyon were too strong, too savvy and too collected and Iceland midfielder Gunnarsdottir rubber stamped the win with a late third.

Eugenie Le Sommer, Saki Kumagai and Sara Bjork Gunnarsdottir fired record-breaking Lyon to their fifth successive Women’s Champions League title with a 3-1 win over Wolfsburg in Spain.

Lyon had to battle hard but fully merited their record seventh Champions League success, in their ninth final in 11 years.

The French giants have not tasted defeat in competitive action since a 1-0 loss to Paris St Germain in the French cup final back on May 31, 2018.

England’s Lucy Bronze finished her Lyon career in style, bowing out with a hat-trick of European titles.

Lyon have now won seven women’s Champions League titles also they have clinched the last four editions.

Wolfsburg, who are two-time champions of the competition, last won it in 2014.

Lyon took the lead in the 25th minute through Eugenie Le Sommer before Saki Kumagai doubled their lead one minute before the end of the first half.

Ten minutes into the second half Alexandra Popp got on the score sheet for Wolfsburg to make it 2-1.

But in the 88th minute Sara Bjoerk Gunnarsdottir got the third goal to seal the win for Lyon.

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Written by Vivian Ifezue

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