The UEFA Women’s Champions League Final

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.

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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.

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Their rivals Wolfsburg, had never won a major trophy until this year, winning the Frauen Bundesliga and German Cup – all within the last fortnight!

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Wolfsburg had also knocked Arsenal Ladies out of the Champions League  at the semi-finals.

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Les Fenottes dominated most of the match, especially in the first half, were they demonstrated their winning control.

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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.

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Martina Mueller takes the penalty shot for Wolfsburg

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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.

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Celebrations for Wolfsburg

President of UEFA, Michel Platini, was on hand to congratulate the winners on their victory in London 2013.