UEFA Women’s Champions League – OL beat FC Barcelona (3-1) in the final and won an 8th title

Les Fenottes are definitely the best! Opposed to FC Barcelona announced as favorites this Saturday evening, Wendie Renard’s teammates regained their European throne this Saturday evening in Turin as part of the final of the Women’s Champions League (1-3).

Authors of a ruthless first period, the players of Olympique Lyonnais won their 8th crown in the competition. Sonia Bompastor, their trainer, also becomes the first woman to win the Women’s C1 as a player and as a technician.

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A perfect first period for Hegerberg and OL

Expected at the turn against the Catalan defending champions, the Lyonnaises wasted no time in hosting this meeting. As a symbol, it is one of the inmates of the Rhone winning machine who put hers on the path to success: Amandine Henry. The midfielder and ex-captain of the France team took advantage of a high recovery in front of the Ballon d’Or Alexia Putellas to send a strike full of determination in the left corner of Sandra Paños, a but which will mark the memories of hit (0-1, 6th).

Disoriented, the Barcelona women multiplied the defensive mistakes in the first act. The consequences were notable: on a disagreement between the former Parisian Irene Paredes and Mapi León, Ada Hegerberg took advantage of a superb cross from Selma Bacha to break the lead (0-2, 23rd).

Putellas and Barca could never catch up

A new gift from the Barcelona rearguard allowed the Fenottes to take shelter, when Hegerberg served Catarina Macario alone in front of the empty goal (0-3, 33rd). If Jonatan Giráldez’s players have closed the gap on a goal from Alexia Putellas (1-3, 41st), the Ballon d’Or 2021 which ends the top scorer in the C1 (11 goals scored in total), the jump did not happen. Despite Patri Guijarro’s superb lob from midfield, which failed on Christiane Endler’s crossbar, after returning from the locker room (58th).

Putellas’ teammates will not take revenge for their lost final three years ago in Budapest, and see Wendie Renard’s teammates hit their 8th Champions League. A monumental feat that will be declared as it should be in the Rhône, as Sonia Bompastor, who won the competition as a player in 2011 and 2012, becomes the first to win the Champions League also as a coach. Les Fenottes will now try to validate the C1 – D1 Arkema double next Sunday, at the Parc des Princes against their Parisian rivals.

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