After Janssen also Van de Sanden to final Champions League

Olympique Lyonnais will be the opponent of VfL Wolfsburg (with Dominique Janssen) in the women’s Champions League final in San Sebastian on Sunday. In the semi-finals the French team with Paris Saint-Germain won 1-0

Paris Saint-Germain, who missed an unspecified player due to a corona infection, was a losing finalist in 2015 and 2017. In that second defeat Olympique Lyonnais drew the longest end of the penalty series after 120 scoreless minutes.

In the first half, it didn’t look like it would come to a revenge. Lyon started stronger and remained so. After fifteen minutes Nikita Parris tapped the ball just wide, Lucy Bronze’s header lacked the power to upset PSG goalkeeper Christiane Endler and Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir, who was also leading, just missed the goal.

Two times red

After a rest Paris Saint-Germain got much more away from him and Lyon lost control of the race. Nevertheless, the titleholder gained a lead halfway through the second company, after a rush from right behind Bronze could only be stopped with a foul.

The operation cost Grace Geyoro a second yellow card. Amel Majri then placed the awarded free kick on Wendie Renard’s head, which nodded in unsustainably.

With the 1-0 in the pocket and a woman more on the field, the plea seemed settled in Lyons advantage. However, Parris did her team a disservice a quarter of an hour before time by running into an unnecessary two yellow card (she came in too bright on PSG goalie Endler). Paris Saint-Germain made frantic attempts to force the equalizer, but hardly came close.

And so Olympique Lyonnais, where national team member Shanice van de Sanden was allowed to invade shortly before time, can prepare for his ninth Champions League final. Six times the cup has already been won, including the last four editions.