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Three straight for Lyon's Women

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:13 AM
Lyon's Ada Hegerberg (left) Camille Abily (centre) and Lyon's Dzsenifer Marozsan celebrate after a goal during the UEFA Women's Champions League Final football final against Wolfsburg in Kiev yesterday.


KIEV, Ukraine (AP):

 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 yesterday.

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 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.

After Wolfsburg scored, "we showed a lot of solidarity and we found all the resources we needed to win," Henry said. "I've never had the chance to play a match with so many twists and surprises."

It's Lyon's fifth Champions League title.