Lyon win fourth Women’s Champions League title in tense shootout

Defending champions Lyon claimed their fourth Women’s Champions League title with a tense 7-6 win on penalties over Paris St-Germain in Cardiff.

Keeper Sarah Bouhaddi struck the winning spot kick after PSG stopper Katarzyna Kiedrzynek had missed at the Cardiff City Stadium.

PSG’s Marie-Laure Delie missed from 10 yards with the best chance of a goalless 120 minutes.

Victory gave French league and cup winners Lyon a second straight treble.

Katarzyna Kiedrzynek

The Cardiff crowd of 22,433 was the second-largest for a final since the competition rebranded as the Women’s Champions League for the 2009-10 season.

They witnessed a match that was high on technical ability and defensive organisation, but low on goalmouth action and lacking a cutting edge in the final third.

But the game climaxed with a dramatic shootout which – after PSG’s Grace Geyoro and Lyon’s Eugenie Le Sommer had seen their efforts saved – went down to the keepers in sudden death.

 

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