May 25, 2018 17:12 IST

Lyon women beat Wolfsburg to win Champions League for record fifth time

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Lyon defeated Wolfsburg 4-1 here to win a third consecutive UEFA Women's Champions League title and their fifth overall, a new record for the competition. The 90 minutes of regulation time between the two powerhouses of women's club football in Europe -- this was the third time they played each other in the final -- offered little in the way of excitement on Thursday, reports Efe. Both of their previous meetings were tight. Wolfsburg won 1-0 in the 2013 final, while Lyon prevailed on penalties in 2016, so nobody was surprised when the match went into extra time. What was a pleasant surprise for the fans at Kiev's Valeriy Lobanovskyi Stadium was the ensuing offensive explosion. After emphasising defence in regulation, Wolfsburg shifted gears to take a 1-0 lead with Pernille Harder's goal in the 93rd. But the German side's euphoria was short-lived, as they found themselves down to 10 players after Alexandra Popp was sent off for a second yellow card. Amandine Henry equalised for Lyon in the 98th minute and the French club pulled ahead a minute later on a goal by Eugenie Le Sommer, assisted by late sub Shanice van de Sanden, who also contributed to Ada Hegerberg's strike in the 103rd minute to put the side up 3-1. Camille Abily, playing in her record 81st Champions League match, added a fourth goal in the 116th minute. Hegerberg also made history, setting a new mark for the most goals in a Women's Champions League campaign with 15 goals. Credit: (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Olympique Lyonnais' French defender Wendie Renard (C) holds the trophy with teammates as they celebrate their victory after the UEFA Women's Champions League final football match Vfl Wolfsburg vs Olympique Lyonnais at the Valeriy Lobanovsky stadium in Kiev on May 24, 2018. - Olympique Lyonnais won 4-1, their third trophy in a row. Credit: (Photo by Ahmad Mora/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
3 of 5 Lyon women beat Wolfsburg,Lyon beat Wolfsburg,Lyon win record 5th Women's Champions League title
The players of Lyon celebrate after the UEFA Women's Champions League final match between VfL Wolfsburg and Olympique Lyonnais on May 24, 2018. Credit: (Photo by Ahmad Mora/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
4 of 5 Lyon women beat Wolfsburg,Lyon beat Wolfsburg,Lyon win record 5th Women's Champions League title
The players of Lyon celebrate after the UEFA Women's Champions League final match between VfL Wolfsburg and Olympique Lyonnais on May 24, 2018 in Kiev. Credit: (Photo by Ahmad Mora/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
5 of 5 Lyon women beat Wolfsburg,Lyon beat Wolfsburg,Lyon win record 5th Women's Champions League title
The players of Lyon celebrate after the UEFA Women's Champions League final match between VfL Wolfsburg and Olympique Lyonnais on May 24, 2018 in Kiev, Ukraine. Credit: (Photo by Ahmad Mora/NurPhoto via Getty Images)