womenforfootball – In an all French rendezvous, today Lyon made history by winning the most European trophies along with their German counterpart.
In Cardiff, England, there were French flags flying instead of England’s: Lyon’s and PSG’s flag to be more specific. At Cardiff, Lyon women football club were to face Paris Saint-Germain women team for UEFA women Champions League Final.
Well, the intense Final ended in a 0-0 tie and Penalty Kicks were to determine the winner. Ironically, it was PSG goalkeeper who attempted to take a shot in the last few penalties and she missed it. Lyon capitalized on that, successfully netted their own shots and sealed their 4th European Champions League trophy.
This trophy for Lyon ladies will make them the most prolific UEFA Champions along with Germany’s FFC Frankfurt.
We are also less than 2 days apart from UEFA Champions League Final of men’s football featuring Juventus and Real Madrid. Sadly, today’s Women Champions League games did not get the same media coverage and sponsorship as men’s UEFA Champions League gets. But while we are at it, lets review some of the facts about this year’s women UEFA Champions League Tournament:
- This Champions League trophy is Lyon women team’s 2nd consecutive trophy. In 2015-2016 as well, Lyon won the European Champions League trophy.
- This is Lyon’s 4th Champions League trophy, tied with Frankfurt.
- This is the first time 2 French women teams face each other in the Final match.
- For the 2nd time, PSG women team has made it to Final and in both occasions have failed to win the trophy.
- Prior to Final, in Semi-final stage, Lyon had beaten Manchester United women team, and PSG had beaten Barcelona women team.
- Top scorers of this year’s UEFA Champions League are: Zsanette Jakabfi (Wolfsburg), and Vivianne Miedema(Bayern Munich) with 8 goals each.
- Based on the rules of Women UEFA Champions League, with this title, Lyon will automatically enter next season’s Champions League Tournament, even if they dont manage to qualify from their own league.
- This year, 36 women teams competed in UEFA Champions League.
Great job Lyon team, and all the best for an ever-so exciting UEFA Champions League Tournament in future as well.