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Barcelona 1-3 Lyon: Amandine Henry scores superb strike as Lyon win the Women’s Champions League

Barcelona 1-3 Lyon: Amandine Henry scores magnificent goal as record-holder Lyon win the Women’s Champions League for the eighth time

  • Lyon won the Women’s Champions League after beating Barcelona 3-1
  • Amandine Henry scored a great goal from long range to open the scoring
  • Ada Hegerberg and Catarina Macario scored to put Lyon up 3-0
  • Alexia Putellas reduced the deficit but Lyon still managed to secure victory

Lyon beat Barcelona 3-1 in the Women’s Champions League final on Saturday after midfielder Amandine Henry scored a brilliant solo goal and striker Ada Hegerberg scored both in the first half of an entertaining clash.

Favorites Barca, who defeated Chelsea in the 2021 final after suffering defeat to Lyon in the 2019 final, struggled to deal with pressure from the French team in the first 45 minutes, and by the time they recovered it was too much. afternoon.

On a sweltering night at Turin’s Juventus Stadium, Henry gave Lyon the lead with a stunning shot in the sixth minute, winning the ball and clipping his right foot inside before firing a rocket from distance into the top corner.

Lyon won the Women's Champions League after beating Barcelona 3-1

Lyon won the Women’s Champions League after beating Barcelona 3-1

Sonia Bompastor, coach of Lyon, raises the trophy after her team's victory in the final

Sonia Bompastor, coach of Lyon, raises the trophy after her team’s victory in the final

Amandine Henry scored a magnificent goal as Lyon won the Women's Champions League

Amandine Henry scored a magnificent goal as Lyon won the Women’s Champions League

Hegerberg added the second with a header in the 23rd and the Norwegian striker then drove in Catarina Macario to score Lyon’s third with a touch 10 minutes later when the Spanish, who have only lost once all season, looked like a shadow of themselves.

Alexia Putellas pulled one back for Barcelona before the break and came out on top in the second half, forcing Lyon back but struggling to make the most of their chances.

Barca’s Patricia Guijarra’s impressive shot from inside the center circle sailed off the crossbar and substitute Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic fired a volley just wide with the goal at her mercy.

Ada Hegerberg was also on the scoreboard when Lyon managed to beat Barcelona.

Ada Hegerberg was also on the scoreboard when Lyon managed to beat Barcelona.

Catarina Macario got Lyon's third goal of the match by scoring in the 33rd minute

Catarina Macario got Lyon’s third goal of the match by scoring in the 33rd minute

Alexia Putellas returned a goal for Barcelona, ​​​​but her team still suffered a defeat against Lyon

Alexia Putellas returned a goal for Barcelona, ​​​​but her team still suffered a defeat against Lyon

Lyon players celebrate Macario's goal giving them a 3-1 lead against Barcelona

Lyon players celebrate Macario’s goal giving them a 3-1 lead against Barcelona

With plenty of experience in their squad, Lyon managed to do their best to take the pace out of the game and a weary Hegerberg almost added a second in stoppage time, volleying the ball into the near post.

The final whistle announced Lyon’s eighth triumph in the competition and first since 2020, with France international Wendy Renard lifting the trophy as fireworks exploded behind her.

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