When Barcelona sloped off the pitch in Budapest three years ago following a chastening 4-1 defeat in their first Women’s Champions League Final, the European order appeared well set. The Catalan club claimed their first Champions League title last season, hammering a Chelsea sideRead More »
<strong>Barcelona 1-3 Lyon: </strong>The French side resumed their dominance of European football as they struck three times in an enthralling first half
Ada Hegerberg played a starring role as Lyon stunned favourites Barcelona to win their eighth Women’s Champions League title in Turin. Lyon made a magnificent start when Amandine Henry fired a superb 35-yard effort past Barcelona goalkeeper Sandra Panos to give the French side the lead with just six minutes on the clock. Barca were visibly wilting under the pressure and Hegerberg doubled Lyon’s lead in the 23rd minute when she peeled off her marker to head home from Selma Bacha’s pinpoint cross.
The Norwegian forward sparkled as the French side outclassed holders 3-1 to claim trophy for the sixth time in seven years