Football: Lyon easily defeats Barcelona to win fourth straight Champions League title

Lyon 4-0 FC Barcelona

The Final, on Saturday, was played at the Groupama Arena (Ferencváros Stadium) in Budapest, Hungary, in front of a sold-out crowd of over 22,000. Reigning champion, Olympique Lyonnais was facing Barcelona. Lyon didn’t let Barcelona hope to win this game. Indeed, Lyon scores four times in the first 30 minutes to seal the faith of the game. The French club has now six Champion’s league title since 2011.

Hegerberg shooting during the UCL final
Hegerberg shooting during the UCL final | © Facebook/uefawomenschampionsleague

The first period was entirely dominated by Lyon’s players. Hungary’s Dzenifer Marozsan scored the first goal in front of fans in her hometown (5′). And it was just the beginning for Olympique Lyonnais show. Norwegian Ada Hegerberg, the winner of the first Golden Ball, made a hat trick (14′, 19′, 30′). She scores three times in less than 20 minutes in the first period.  Reynald Pedros’ players, who were more technically accurate, were quick in the transition from defense to attack

A the end of the game, Nigerian Asisat Oshoala scored Barcelona’s only goal in the 89th minute. “It’s difficult to play against them because they maybe have the best player in each position,” Barcelona Coach Lluís Cortés said after his team was crushed by Lyon’s players.

Eugenie le Sommer hold the Champions leagure trophy 2019
Eugenie le Sommer holding the Champions leagure trophy 2019 | © Facebook/uefawomenschampionsleague

Thanks to this victory, the OL enters a little more into the history of sport. Just like Ada Hegerberg, who had an amazing performance. By scoring a hat-trick in the first half, the Norwegian joined Ferenc Puskas in achieving such a performance in the Champions League final (1962). She was elected player of the game.

Ada Hegerberg
Ada Hegerberg elected the best player of the game | © Facebook/uefawomenschampionsleague

“Being there in the big moments is hugely important for me,” Hegerberg said at a press conference after collecting the trophy for the game’s best player.

Lyon won 6 out 18 edition of the Champion’s League is likely to come back next year to try to win it for its fifth time in a row. On a national level, Lyon has won the French national title for 13 consecutive seasons and lost only twice in league games over the last nine seasons.

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