Lyon equals record with fourth European women's title

  • Guardian, Thursday, June 1, 2017 10:23 PM
Lyon matched German club FFC Frankfurt when it won the its fourth European women's title by beating French rival Paris St. Germain, 7-6, in a penalty shootout after their UEFA Women’s Champions League final ended 0-0.

OL keeper Sarah Bouhaddi scored the decisive penalty in the eighth round after her opposite number, Pole Katarzyna Kiedrzynek, missed from the spot. The win completed a sweep of the French league and cup and Women’s Champions League by Lyon. It also beat PSG on penalty kicks in the French Cup final.

Alex Morgan started but came off after 22 minutes when she re-injured her hamstring. Morgan and Kadeisha Buchanan became the first American and Canadian, respectively, to lift the UEFA Women’s Champions League trophy.

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