Lyon goes for Fifth straight title in women folks’s Champions League

SAN SEBASTIÁN, Spain (AP) — Lyon will are attempting to underline its dominance of European women folks’s soccer when it bids for a fifth straight Champions League title on Sunday against broken-down rival Wolfsburg.

That is also the fourth final between the two golf equipment, and their third within the closing 5 years. Wolfsburg’s easiest overcome the French personnel got right here within the main final between them in 2013.

“They’re the no 1 in Europe and we obviously are looking out to position an in depth to that,” Wolfsburg captain Alex Popp suggested UEFA.com.

Lyon, looking out out for its file-extending seventh Champions League trophy, beat Wolfsburg for the title in 2016 and 2018.

“We’re proud to be the put we’re, and we’re looking out to set going additional and additional,” Lyon goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi acknowledged. “That’s what makes us feel alive and enables us to enhance.”

Bouhaddi and teammate Wendie Renard will almost definitely be playing in their ninth Champions League final in 11 seasons.

Wolfsburg will almost definitely be looking out to purchase its third title after abet-to-abet triumphs in 2013 and 2014.

The German membership is unbeaten in 40 video games since a 4-2 dwelling loss within the Champions League quarterfinals against Lyon in March 2019. Lyon hasn’t lost a aggressive match for the reason that French Cup final against Paris Saint-Germain in Would possibly maybe possibly possibly even 2018.

Within the semifinals of the closing-eight mini occasion played with out followers in northern Spain, Lyon beat PSG and Wolfsburg defeated Barcelona.

The final will almost definitely be played at Steady Sociedad’s Anoeta Stadium within the Basque metropolis of San Sebastián. Athletic Bilbao’s San Mamés stadium furthermore hosted video games.

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