Ligue des champions féminine de l’UEFA – L’OL bat le FC Barcelone (3-1) en finale et remporte un 8e sacre

Les Fenottes are definitely the best! Opposed to an FC Barcelona announced as a favorite 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 coach, 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 shot full of determination in the left corner of Sandra Paños, a goal that 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 for good, when Hegerberg served Catarina Macario alone in front of the empty goal (0-3, 33rd). If Jonatan Giráldez’s players closed the gap on a goal from Alexia Putellas (1-3, 41st), the Ballon d’Or 2021 who finished top scorer in the C1 (11 goals scored in total), the jump n did not take place. 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 their revenge for their lost final three years ago in Budapest, and see Wendie Renard’s teammates lift their 8th Champions League. A monumental feat that will be celebrated 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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