Lyon have captured their fifth successive Champions League title after beating a valiant Wolfsburg side 3-1 in San Sebastian.
Injuries and suspensions limited Lyon’s options. A thinner squad for the French champions gave Wolfsburg some hope heading into the game.
The match was intense from the get-go, with Les Gones dominating the early going. Wolfsburg wanted to stay compact and try and nullify the attacking threat of the French side.Embed from Getty Images
Lyon found joy down their right-hand side. Delphine Cascarino had an incredible game, creating many of Lyon’s best chances and winning the Player of the Game award to boot. Their first goal came thanks to her.
The young French international found Eugenie Le Sommer in the box. The experienced forward put the ball past Friederike Abt at the second time of asking.
Saki Kumagai scored the pick of the goals in San Sebastian with Lyon’s second. Planting her feet well, the Japanese midfielder thumped the ball past Abt from distance.
Wolfsburg made their own problems worse, with the defence failing to react quick enough to the Lyon’s fluid attack.Embed from Getty Images
Alexandra Popp gave Wolfsburg a lifeline just before the hour-mark. She towered over the defence to nod home with Sarah Bouhaddi caught out of position.
Lyon Turn It On
Lyon turned the screw once more and began to dominate in the final third after Wolfsburg scored.
Sara Gunnarsdóttir — who joined Lyon from Wolfsburg in July — scored the third goal to secure the victory for her new team. A half-cleared corner was thumped back into the area by Le Sommer.
Gunnarsdóttir got a lucky backheel touch on the ball, directing it into the back of the net and securing the win.Embed from Getty Images
Lyon have now won five consecutive Champions League titles, and have seven wins since the competition’s rebrand in 2002.
Their vice grip on European and domestic football continues, with the last time they lost a game being the 2018 Coupe de France final when PSG beat them 1-0.