Thursday. 01.12.2022
WOMEN'S FOOTBALL

Lyon surprise Barcelona to win women's Champions League

Lyon took an early lead thanks to a stunning strike from distance from Henry
21 May 2022, Italy, Turin: Lyon's Catarina Macario (2nd L) celebrates scoring her side's second goal with teammate during the UEFA Women's Champions League final soccer match between Barcelona and Olympique Lyonnais at Allianz Stadium. Photo: -/LaPresse via ZUMA Press/dpa.
Lyon's Catarina Macario (2nd L) celebrates scoring her side's second goal with teammate at Allianz Stadium. Photo: LaPresse/dpa.

Amandine Henry and Ada Hegerberg scored to help Lyon to a record-extending eighth women's Champions League title after a surprise 3-1 win over Barcelona on Saturday.

Barcelona were favourites to retain the trophy at a full stadium in Turin and add European glory to their Spanish title triumph, which they achieved by winning all 30 matches.

But Lyon took an early lead thanks to a stunning strike from distance from Henry.

Lyon's Ellie Carpenter soon had to be stretchered off with a suspected knee injury but the French league leaders were 2-0 up on 23 minutes when Norway's Hegerberg headed in a superb cross from Selma Bacha.

Hegerberg, Ballon d'Or winner in 2018 before suffering injury problems, then set up Catarina Macario for the third.

Current world player of the year Alexia Putellas pulled one back for Barca before the break but Lyon held on to triumph, just as they did over Barca in the 2019 final.

Lyon surprise Barcelona to win women's Champions League
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