Women’s Champions League: Lyon in the Final

Lyon player Eugénie Le Sommer scorer on the shoulders of Wendie Renard during the victory in the Champions League semifinal on Chelsea on April 28, 2019.

OL, the three-time defending champion, qualified for the Champions League final with a painful draw from London on Sunday (April 28th).

Never three without four. The three-time defending championLyon, has qualified for their fourth consecutive Women’s Champions League final, after their 1-1 draw against Chelsea in the semi-final on Sunday (2-1).

Thanks to a valuable goal from Eugénie Le Sommer, the Lyonnaises defend their good May 18 against FC Barcelona, ​​a novice at this level, which validated Sunday his ticket to Budapest.

In pain

A qualification in pain for the players of Reynald Pedros, who trembled to the end. Like the missed recovery ten minutes from the final whistle of Chelsea midfielder Drew Spence, completely alone six meters.

For the English, who eliminated Paris SG in the previous round, the Fenottes had quickly taken the lead thanks to the opening score, a lucky strand of their trigger Eugénie Le Sommer on a deflected shot (17th).

Well served by the Norwegian Golden Ball Ada Hegerberg, after a fine work by Delphine Cascarino on the right side, Le Sommer did not seem to have framed his shot when defender Blues Maren Mjelde has folded in his own cages.

Balanced meeting

A short-lived advantage, as South Korean Ji So-yun equalized shortly after (34) for Londoners with a sumptuous free-kick. Specialist of the exercise, the number 10 Chelsea, that will find the team of France at the World Cup, has perfectly rolled his ball above the wall Lyon.

The meeting was then fairly balanced even if the champions of France were hit by a blue storm on the hour and Karen Carney came close to offering the extra time to Chelsea: completely eccentric on the left side, the captain of the Blues wrapped a striking marvel that came to die on the left post of Sarah Bouhaddi, who was completely beaten.

But the Lyonnaises have not cracked and are still racing to achieve a fourth hat-trick as in 2012, 2016 and 2017: after their 13th consecutive win in the French league, formalized midweek, they will try to win the May 8 Cup from France against Lille and ten days later, to raise their fourth consecutive Champions League, the 6th overall.

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