• Women’s Champions League final: Wolfsburg 1-4 Lyon
• Extra-time comeback secures fifth title for French side
Goals from Amandine Henry, Eugénie Le Sommer, Ada Hegerberg and Camille Abily handed Lyon their third consecutive Champions League title after they had fallen behind in an action-packed period of extra-time.
After a dull 90 minutes the game sprang to life. A deflected strike from the Wolfsburg forward Pernille Harder was followed by Henry’s top-corner strike from a wonderful Hegerberg chip. In between Harder’s goal and the leveller, Wolfsburg had gone down to 10 as Alexandra Popp picked up a second yellow for a rash challenge on Delphine Cascarino. The fresh legs of Shanice van de Sanden then sealed the tie for the French side as she three times sprinted away on the right, first providing the assist for Le Sommer, then for an unmarked Hegerberg – her record-breaking 15th Champions League goal in a single campaign – and finally for Abily, who was making her final appearance for Lyon at the age of 33.
Written by Suzanne Wrack at Valeriy Lobanovskyi Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/may/24/wolfsburg-lyon-womens-champions-league-final-match-report under the title “Lyon sweep to Women’s Champions League win over 10-player Wolfsburg”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.