Olympique Lyon has won the Women‘s Champions League for the eighth time in club history. The French club, where Daniëlle van de Donk and Damaris Egurrola sat on the bench for ninety minutes, beat Lieke Martens’ FC Barcelona 3-1.
In its own competition, the women‘s branch of Barcelona won thirty out of thirty games, but it soon became clear on Saturday night that Lyon wanted to stall the winning streak. After six minutes, Amadine Henry put the French ahead with a great bang and after more than twenty minutes of playing, former World Soccer Star of the Year Ada Hegerberg doubled the margin. Catarina Macario signed for the third Lyon hit after half an hour, causing the game to be played before halftime.
Barcelona star player and Ballon d’Or winner Alexia Putellas brought the excitement back before the break, although the tension did not return for a moment in the game. Martens, who has just returned to full fitness, fell in to Barcelona after an hour of play, but couldn‘t turn the tide either. A remontada remained out, leaving the Catalans unable to prolong the Champions League final victory.
This is not in the script. I repeat this is in the script.Catarina Macario grabs Lyon’s third – Barcelona are all over the shop 😱 (@DAZNFootball 🎥) pic.twitter.com/ajoelMbmsX
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) May 21, 2022