Wolfsburg women 1-4 Lyon women: Three goals in five extra time minutes seal Champions League triumph for French side for third year in a row
- Lyon beat Wolfsburg 4-1 in extra time to win the Champions League on Thursday
- Wolfsburg’s Pernille Harder opened the scoring in the 93rd minute of extra time
- But the German side collapsed when midfielder Alexandra Popp was sent off
- Lyon pulled level in the 98th minute and took the lead just a minute later
- Ada Hegerberg made it 3-1 in 103rd minute and Camille Abily added a fourth
Lyon scored three goals in five minutes to beat Wolfsburg 4-1 in extra time and win the Women’s Champions League for the third year running on Thursday.
After an often-quiet 90 minutes, the final roared into life in extra time when Wolfsburg’s Pernille Harder scored in the 93rd minute with a low shot from distance as Lyon goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi – hurt in an earlier collision – was slow to react.
However, Wolfsburg collapsed when midfielder Alexandra Popp was sent off when she picked up her second booking for a clumsy challenge.
Lyon women beat Wolfsburg women 4-1 in extra time to win Champions League on Thursday
Lyon women celebrate with the trophy during the UEFA Women Champions League Final
Lyon pulled level with Amandine Henry’s half-volley in the 98th and took the lead almost immediately when Shanice van de Sanden’s cross found Eugenie Le Sommer in front of goal.
Ada Hegerberg made it 3-1 soon after, and Camille Abily added a fourth in the 116th. Both goals also came off crosses from substitute Van de Sanden.
French side Lyon scored three goals in five minutes to beat Wolfsburg 4-1 in extra time
It is Lyon’s fifth Champions League title and their third European triumph in a row
It’s Lyon’s fifth Champions League title.
Since 2010, the final has been played in or near the city hosting the men’s Champions League final.
That ends next season, with the final in the Hungarian capital Budapest while the men play in Madrid.
Lyon’s Eugenie Le Sommer celebrates scoring her side’s second goal of the game in extra time