Women’s Champions League holders Lyon crash out against PSG

Women’s Champions League holders Lyon crash out against PSG

The Guardian

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  • Lyon 1-2 PSG; 2-2 on aggregate, PSG win on away goals
  • Lyon have dominated competition, winning five titles in a row

An own goal from the Lyon captain, Wendie Renard, helped Paris Saint-Germain secure an away win and send the holders crashing out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage, bringing an end to a 1,788 day reign as champions of Europe.

The US striker Catarina Macario, recruited from Stanford in the summer, scored for Lyon in the fourth minute but PSG then flipped the script. They were level after 24 minutes, the Lyon defender Kadeisha Buchanan doing well initially to win a challenge with PSG forward Marie-Antoinette Katoto but the loose ball fell to midfielder Grace Geyoro who fired high into the roof of the net.

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