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lyon win record 5th Women's Champions league title

lyon win record 5th Women's Champions league title

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lyon win record 5th Women's Champions league title
Kiev, May 25 (IANS) lyon defeated Wolfsburg 4-1 here to win a third consecutive UEFA Women's Champions league title and their fifth overall, a new record for the competition.
The 90 minutes of regulation time between the two powerhouses of women's club football in Europe -- this was the third time they played each other in the final -- offered little in the way of excitement on Thursday, reports Efe.
Both of their previous meetings were tight. Wolfsburg won 1-0 in the 2013 final, while lyon prevailed on penalties in 2016, so nobody was surprised when the match went into extra time.
What was a pleasant surprise for the fans at Kiev's Valeriy lobanovskyi Stadium was the ensuing offensive explosion.
After emphasising defence in regulation, Wolfsburg shifted gears to take a 1-0 lead with Pernille Harder's goal in the 93rd.
But the German side's euphoria was short-lived, as they found themselves down to 10 players after Alexandra Popp was sent off for a second yellow card.
Amandine Henry equalised for lyon in the 98th minute and the French club pulled ahead a minute later on a goal by Eugenie le Sommer, assisted by late sub Shanice van de Sanden, who also contributed to Ada Hegerberg's strike in the 103rd minute to put the side up 3-1.
Camille Abily, playing in her record 81st Champions league match, added a fourth goal in the 116th minute.
Hegerberg also made history, setting a new mark for the most goals in a Women's Champions league campaign with 15 goals.
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