The Women’s Champions League 2021/22 arrived at the epilogue, on the ground ofAllianz Stadium they challenge Barcelona e Lyonteams that for performance and tradition represent in fact the two most brilliant and solid realities of the women’s football scene in Europe. Putellas against Hegerbergof course, but not only: there are many themes of the challenge that will establish if the blaugrana they may or may not confirm themselves as European champions after the clear success against Chelsea last season.
The Allianz scenario is the best possible, as many as 35 thousand fans ready to frame the event that will close the season at the club level. Lyon got off to a good start and went on in the 6th minute with an amazing goal from Henrya right that slips into the crossroads on the second post, after having uprooted the ball from the opponent’s feet.
A real magic that opens the dance and forces Barcelona to chase. The advantage at the start of the Bompastor girls pushes Barca to raise the pace, however, to report a prolonged stop due to a bad injury to Carpenter, forced to go out on a stretcher and in tears. The Blaugrana give the impression of being able to react but Hegerberg confirms relentless in the Champions League, Barcelona’s real nightmare: a header from a cross from the left and 2-0 for Lyon.
The French also manage to stretch again shortly after the half hour: Macario is cynical at the far post on an assist from Hegerberg after an inattentive defense by the Catalans, the 3-0 arrives and the game seems to have already closed in the 34th minute. At 41 ‘, however, it is the Golden Ball Putellas to try to reopen everything: right-footed shot from a short distance and a 3-1 goal, Barcelona found some hope.
In the second half, Oshoala immediately on the pitch in the blaugrana, to put pressure on the defense of the French. Barcelona run risks, forced to unbalance, and also risk suffering a 4-1 against a dangerous Lyon on the counterattack in a rather confused phase of the match. Patri try to shorten the distance with a sensational right-footed shot from midfield, with the goalkeeper out of the goalposts: ball on the crossbar, unrealistic attempt on the paper but more effective than ever, only unlucky.
In the final Oshoala wastes a good opportunity but is still offside, on the other side Renard almost 4-1: Lyon manages to defend themselves without going into trouble and gives the impression of being in control. The last chance is for Cnogorcevic who, however, is not precise: he ends 3-1 for the Bompastor girls, Lyon shows pride and deservedly returns to triumph in the Champions League, for the eighth timebeating the reigning champions thanks above all to a great first half.
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