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Lyon blow Wolfsburg away in extra time to retain women’s Champions League title

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.

football Updated: May 25, 2018 16:33 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse, Kiev
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Lyon defeated Wolfsburg in the summit clash to claim the women’s Champions League title.(AP)

A stunning burst of goals allowed Lyon to come from behind and beat Wolfsburg 4-1 in extra time as the French side made history by winning a third straight women’s Champions League title on Thursday.

Amandine Henry, Eugenie Le Sommer and Ada Hegerberg all scored for the dominant French side in a crazy first period of extra time in Kiev to stun Wolfsburg, and substitute Camille Abily later made sure of the victory.

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The German champions had taken a 93rd-minute lead courtesy of their Danish star Pernille Harder, only for influential midfielder Alexandra Popp to be sent off almost immediately after.

Lyon are the first side to lift the women’s trophy three years running, and also set a new record by winning the tournament for the fifth time overall.

Venues for the 2020 UEFA Champions League

Istanbul’s Ataturk Olympic Stadium will host the 2020 Champions League final, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin confirmed in Kiev on Thursday.

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The 76,000-capacity ground played host to Liverpool’s famous comeback from 3-0 down to win the Champions League on penalties against AC Milan in 2005.

The 2020 Europa League final will be played in Gdansk, Poland with the UEFA Super Cup being held in Porto’s Estadio Dragao.

Vienna will play host the women’s 2020 Champions League final.

First Published: May 25, 2018 16:32 IST