Olympique Lyonnais wanted additional time to create historical past within the UEFA Ladies’s Champions League, as they turned the primary aspect to win the title three years in a row after a Four-1 victory over German membership Wolfsburg on Thursday night.
Victory for Lyon on the Valeriy Lobanovskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, was additionally a report fifth European crown for the French membership, with Thursday’s match being the third time in six years that these two sides have contested the ultimate.
There was nothing to separate the 2 golf equipment throughout regular time, regardless of Lyon going closest to scoring simply previous the halfway level of the second half after Noelle Maritz cleared Amandine Henry’s close-range header off the Wolfsburg goalline.
Issues got here to life in additional time, with Wolfsburg making the preliminary breakthrough on 93 minutes. Danish ahead Pernille More durable made a ahead run earlier than turning and ending previous a diving Sarah Bouhaddi within the Lyon objective.
But, simply because it seemed like Wolfsburg had taken command, the German aspect have been decreased to 10 gamers when Alexandra Popp’s late problem on Delphine Cascarino resulted in a second yellow card and her marching orders from Czech referee Jana Adamkova.
With the additional participant, Lyon proceeded to show the match round with three objectives in 5 minutes in the course of the first interval of additional time, as Henry (98’), Eugenie Le Sommer (99’) and Ada Hegerberg (103’) put the holders in management.
4 minutes from the top, former French worldwide and FIFA U-20 Ladies’s World Cup ambassador Camille Abily struck a fantastic fourth objective for Lyon after coming off the substitutes’ bench, because the French aspect emphatically sealed one other European triumph.