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Lyon keep hands on trophy
 Women's Football News 18 May 2012
 
Olympique Lyonnais 2 (Le Sommer pen 15, Abily 28) FFC Frankfurt 0
Olympique Lyonnais became only the second team ever to be crowned Champions of Europe for the second year running when they defeated FFC Frankfurt 2-0 in the UEFA Women's Champions League Final at the Olympic Stadium in Munich. 
 
In front of a record crowd of 50,212, the vast majority of whom were cheering on Frankfurt, the German side applied the early pressure and almost took the lead in bizarre circumstances when Lyon captain Sonia Bompastor sliced a clearance from a corner agains her own post. Lyon hit back and Eugenie Le Sommer was denied by a brilliant last ditch tackle from Gina Lewandowski.
 
Shirley Cruz Trana had an impressive game for Lyon and, after dispossessing Melanie Behringer, was brought down by her in the area and a penalty was awarded. Le Sommer stepped up and duly placed her shot beyond the reach of Desiree Schumann to give Lyon the lead.
 
Wendie Renard, who scored in last year's Final, almost repeated the feat with a glancing header from a Bompastor free kick but Schumann tipped the ball onto the post. However the increasing pressure told and, after Schumann charged out of her area to head clear as Lotta Schelin raced through, Camille Abily returned the ball with interest and a perfectly executed lob found the back of the net.
 
Frankfurt needed a way back into the game and passed up a glorious chance on the stroke of half time when Kerstin Garefrekes played in Behringer but she shot weakly at Sarah Bouhaddi when clean through.
 
After the break, Lyon continued to dominate possession and were content to soak up any attempted Frankfurt pressure. It was not to be Schelin's day as she went close on three occasions and Le Sommer was just off target with a volley whilst at the other end, Frankfurt sent a number of shots wide and Bouhaddi dealt with any balls played into the area, not always convincingly.
 
Abily almost rounded things off for Lyon late on with a free kick which she crashed against the bar but all in all it was a commanding victory for the French side who have no equal in Europe right now. 
 
Olympique Lyonnais: Sarah Bouhaddi, Corine Franco, Sonia Bompastor, Wendie Renard, Sabrine Viguier, Amandine Henry, Camille Abily, Lotta Schelin (sub Ami Otaki 88mins), Eugenie Le Sommer (sub Rosana 65mins), Louisa Necib (sub Lara Dickenmann 49mins), Shirley Cruz Trana. Subs not used: Celine Deville, Makan Traore, Laura Georges, Aurelie Kaci.

FFC Frankfurt: Desiree Schumann, Gina Lewandowski, Svenja Huth (sub Ana Maria Crnogorcevic 64mins), Saki Kumagai, Sara Thunebro, Saskia Bartusiak, Melanie Behringer, Meike Weber (sub Ria Percival 61mins), Sandra Smisek (sub Jessica Landstrom 83mins), Dzsenifer Marozsan, Kerstin Garefrekes. Subs not used: Anne-Kathrine Kremer, Silvana Chojnowski, Jasmin Herbert.


 
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