Olympique Lyon won a record fifth UEFA Women’s Champions League title with a 4-1 win over VfL Wolfsburg on Thursday, May 24. The crowd of 14,237 at Valeriy Lobanovskyi Stadium in Kyiv, Ukraine, watched as Lyon captured its third consecutive Champions League title.
Wolfsburg struck first, in the first period of extra time after regular time ended knotted at zero, off a deflected Pernille Harder. Lyon’s Amandine Henry equalized two minutes later with a strike to the top corner. From there, it was all Lyon: Eugénie Le Sommer put the French side ahead roughly a minute later, Ada Hegerberg doubled the lead with her record-breaking 15th Champions League goal, and legend Camille Abily added one in her last appearance for Lyon.
Lyon’s win broke a deadlock with Germany’s 1. FFC Frankfurt for most Champions League titles. Frankfurt’s previous titles came in 2002, 2006, 2008, and 2015. Lyon’s previous titles came in 2011, 2012, 2016, and 2017.