Last Thursday I attended the final of the UEFA Women’s Champions League at Stamford Bridge (home to Chelsea FC): A showdown between French favourites Olympique Lyonnais and German team VFL Wolfsburg.
Favourites Lyon, also known as Les Fenottes, were the first team to contest four straight European women’s club finals, gunning for a third successive continental crown.
Their rivals Wolfsburg, had never won a major trophy until this year, winning the Frauen Bundesliga and German Cup – all within the last fortnight!
Wolfsburg had also knocked Arsenal Ladies out of the Champions League at the semi-finals.
Les Fenottes dominated most of the match, especially in the first half, were they demonstrated their winning control.
No.7: American midfielder, Megan Rapinoe, showing off her dribbling skills
But, it took one mistake, and the German side were granted a penalty – giving them a 1-0 lead.
Martina Mueller takes the penalty shot for Wolfsburg
Lyon were unable to come back after this and VFL Wolfsburg took the Champions League title – making it a German women and men’s team who have the Champions League titles this year.
Celebrations for Wolfsburg
President of UEFA, Michel Platini, was on hand to congratulate the winners on their victory in London 2013.