Lyon Féminines are the champions of the 2019-2020 UEFA Champions League campaign for the 5th successive seasons. They met with a German female side VfL Wolfsburg Ladies in the final of the competition at the Reale Seguros Stadium in Spain on Sunday and went passed them with a 3-1 victory.
The triumph over Wolfsburg Ladies has kept the French female club as the most successful female club in the Champions League. They have won the competition a record 7 times. Lyon beat Barcelona Femenino 4-1 on 18 May 2019 to win the 2018-2019 edition of the competition.
How Lyon Féminines beat VfL Wolfsburg Ladies in UCL final
Lyon Féminines and VfL Wolfsburg Ladies are two female clubs that didn’t drop a point until their meeting on Sunday. Hence, prior to the match, followers of female football expected nothing but firewalls.
However, it was strictly a Lyon night as the French women came out smoking from the blast of the whistle to the end of proceedings. Despite being without two of their star players, Ada Hegerberg and Nikita Parris, they looked untouchable throughout the first 45 minutes of the match.
Lyon Féminines started their assault on Wolfsburg Ladies in the 25th minute when Eugenie Le Sommer netted the first goal of the thrilling encounter. The eventual winners had to wait for about 19 minutes before they were able to double their lead. Lyon’s Saki Kumagai came to the party in the 44th minute to make it 2-0 before half-time.
When the proceedings resumed, Wolfsburg Ladies who couldn’t garner any goal on target in the opening half came out fighting to rescue themselves from drowning. Their effort pays off in the 57th minute when Alexandra Popp scored their only goal of the match to make it 2-1.
At this point, the match was looking like anyone’s game as the German female team dragged it as much as they could but couldn’t do much. Their hope of scoring the equalizer was far from them as they couldn’t engineer another shot on target after their first and only goal of the match. Hence, Lyon had to seal the tie in the 88th minute through Sara Bjork Gunnarsdottir’s goal.
At the end of the Champions League night, Lyon became the champions with 50.4 percent of the possession, 7 shots on target and 6 shots off target. While Wolfsburg Ladies who were knocked out of the competition in the quarter-final stage last year by Lyon had 49.6 percent of the possession, 1 shot on target, and 8 shots off target.