Women’s Champions League / OL in the final after their victory against PSG: It’s the return of the bosses

The context was ideal. A Parc des Princes as packed as ever with more than 40,000 spectators. A prestigious match against its best rival, PSG. A small goal in advance to defend after the narrow victory of the first leg (3-2). OL needed this game. Need this qualification to confirm his return to the fore. This was already the case in the league, where the Lyonnaises occupy the lead with five points ahead of the Parisiennes. But the real standard is the Champions League. The best scene to validate its renewal after a low season, given OL standards.

Lyon did it and made it happen. The Lyonnaises spoke about their collective superiority and the talent of their individualities, embodied by the two evening scorers, Ada Hegerberg and Wendie Renard. To, on arrival, afford a triumph that does not suffer from any dispute. “There was everything tonightrejoiced Renard. We knew that PSG was going to make a big start. We had to turn our backs and then we put the game down. We deserve to score. We did not give up after the equalizer. We were able to take advantage of the spaces afterwards. We didn’t give up, we forged ahead.

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Lyon flies to the final


It was through play that OL regained their superiority. By respecting his own convictions and his philosophy turned towards the attack despite the pressure put by the Parisian public and his team. “We wanted to come to Paris with an offensive spiritacknowledged Hegerberg. The atmosphere was magnificent. It was a great evening for football… We must continue in this direction. It is not finished yet. But it’s beautiful what we do. I’m proud of the girls. It was hard.

“The dream poster against Barcelona”

Yet the PSG had the respondent. The capital club did not miss the event. He just fell on stronger than him. “After the opener, the girls raised their level, were very generous and showed very good things, but there was a very good Lyon team, killers in the penalty area, with an aerial game above the averageunderlined the Parisian coach Didier Ollé-Nicolle. The Lyonnaises made fewer mistakes, they were more surgical, but collectively we showed very interesting things with a young team.

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There was perhaps this force of habit, this mastery of the event which tipped the fate of the meeting in favor of the Lyonnaises. Above all, there was the burning desire to mark the occasion against this PSG, his executioner of last season, the club which beat him in the league and eliminated in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. “We were able to resist a PSG in formgreeted the President of Lyon Jean-Michel Aulas. It’s wonderful to play a 10th European final. It’s fantastic to live this dream. We will do everything to get an 8th title.

It’s the ideal final that awaits OL. A duel against Barça, the defending champion, the club which remained undefeated for 45 matches before falling on Saturday to Wolfsburg (2-0), without this calling into question its qualification after its card in the first leg (5 -1). “A great team with a game identity“, as Hegerberg pointed out. “It’s the dream poster against Barcelonasummed up Aulas. They are the two best teams at the moment.“A duel at the top which comes at the right time to definitively mark the return of the bosses.

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