Olympique Lyon Seek Fifth Consecutive UEFA Women’s Champions League Title

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Olympique Lyon are aiming to clinch their fifth-straight UEFA Women’s Champions League title when they go against bitter rival VfL Wolfsburg in the finals on Sunday.

This will be the third showdown between both clubs in the last five years and a fourth in history. Over the last four meetings, Wolfsburg Women only came on top in the first final between them in 2013.

KIEV, UKRAINE – MAY 24: Lyon Women celebrate with the trophy during the UEFA Womens Champions League Final between VfL Wolfsburg and Olympique Lyonnais on May 24, 2018 in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Lyon Women, who aim for a record-extending seventh Champions League title, defeated Wolfsburg in 2016 and 2018 in the Champions League finals.

They are unbeaten in 24 Champions League ties and have not lost outside of France for seven years after losing to Wolfsburg in the 2013 Final.

Speaking to UEFA.com, the Wolfsburg Women captain Alex Popp said: “They’re the number one in Europe and we obviously want to put a stop to that,”

“We’re proud to be where we are, and we want to keep going further and further,”

When asked on how to stop the French outfit, Wolfsburg’s Rölfo said: “We will see what our plan is. I hope that we can bring our hard-working mentality with us and win a lot of duels and also have the ball more than in our last game.

“I hope we have the possibility to win against them and also be effective like we’ve been this season. We’ve been scoring a lot of goals so we need to bring that confidence with us to score goals but still be strong defensively”.

VfL Wolfsburg Women are seeking a third Champions League title after back-to-back title runs in 2013 and 2014.

They are unbeaten in 40 games after losing 4-2 in the Champions League quarterfinals at home to Lyon in March 2019.

Olympique Lyon, on the other hand, has not lost a competitive match since the French Cup final loss to Paris Saint-Germain in May 2018.

The final will take place at Real Sociedad’s Anoeta Stadium in the city of San Sebastian.

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