The two Ligue 1 clubs had to be separated via penalty shootout after 120 minutes as Lyon secured their fourth European title with a penalty-shootout win over domestic rivals Paris Saint-Germain in Cardiff on Thursday night.
Goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi was the hero for Lyon on the night in the game which is the precursor to Saturday’s titanic showdown between Real Madrid and Juventus at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.
With the score at 6-6 in the shootout, PSG keeper Katarzyna Kiedrzynek scuffed her penalty past the post, allowing her counterpart to step up and secure Lyon the treble for the second consecutive season.
The clash in Cardiff was the 16th time the two sides had faced each other in the past three seasons. Both sides missed one of their opening five spot-kicks, sending the final to sudden death.
Having saved Eugenie Le Sommer’s penalty, Kiedrzynek looked set to be the hero for PSG. But Bouhaddi brought her side level before slotting home the decisive spot kick to end the tie 7-6 to send the Cardiff paltry crowd ballistic and win his side the 2016/17 UEFA Women’s Champions League (UWC) trophy.