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Monday, 31 August 2020

Women's Champions League: Dominant Lyon beat Wolfsburg to claim fifth straight title

Lyon continued their reign as Europe’s dominant women’s team on Sunday, beating Wolfsburg 3-1 in the Champions League final to win the trophy for the fifth year running with Japan star Saki Kumagai’s goal proving crucial.

Kumagai netted after Eugenie Le Sommer had handed the French outfit the lead in San Sebastian, giving Lyon a 2-0 half-time advantage and leaving Wolfsburg with too much to do even if Alexandra Popp pulled one back in the second half.

Icelandic midfielder Sara Bjork Gunnarsdottir’s late effort made sure of the victory for Lyon, whose fifth consecutive Champions League crown is their seventh overall, comfortably a record.

Five in a row sees them equal the feat achieved by the Real Madrid men’s team between 1956 and 1960, in the early days of the European Cup. French President Emmanuel Macron even tweeted his congratulations at the end of the game.

“Now we need to win a sixth in a row to beat the record,” said captain Wendie Renard, who along with Le Sommer and goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi has featured in all seven final wins. “It is hard to win this trophy but we give everything to win it every year.”

Lyon’s latest triumph confirms their status as the finest club team around even as...

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