Lyon beats Wolfsburg 4-1 to win Women's Champions League

Players from Lyon pose with the trophy after winning the UEFA Women's Champions League Final soccer match between Lyon and Wolfsburg at the Valeriy Lobanovskiy stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Lyon's Ada Hegerberg, left, Lyon's Camille Abily, center, and Lyon's Dzsenifer Marozsan, right, jubilate after Lyon scored during the UEFA Women's Champions League Final soccer match between Lyon and Wolfsburg at the Valeriy Lobanovskiy stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Lyon's Amandine Henry jubilates after scoring during the the UEFA Women's Champions League Final soccer match between Lyon and Wolfsburg at the Valeriy Lobanovskiy stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Lyon players jubilate under confetti after winning their UEFA Women's Champions League Final soccer match against Wolfsburg at the Valeriy Lobanovskiy stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

KIEV, Ukraine — Lyon scored three goals in five minutes to beat Wolfsburg 4-1 in extra time and win the Women's Champions League for the third year running on Thursday.

After an often-quiet 90 minutes, the final roared into life in extra time when Wolfsburg's Pernille Harder scored in the 93rd minute with a low shot from distance as Lyon goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi — hurt in an earlier collision — was slow to react.

However, Wolfsburg collapsed when midfielder Alexandra Popp was sent off when she picked up her second booking for a clumsy challenge.

Lyon pulled level with Amandine Henry's half-volley in the 98th and took the lead almost immediately when Shanice van de Sanden's cross found Eugenie Le Sommer in front of goal.

Ada Hegerberg made it 3-1 soon after, and Camille Abily added a fourth in the 116th. Both goals also came off crosses from substitute Van de Sanden.

After Wolfsburg scored, "we showed a lot of solidarity and we found all the resources we needed to win," Henry said. "I've never had the chance to play a match with so many twists and surprises."

It's Lyon's fifth Champions League title.

Wolfsburg coach Stephan Lerch said injuries and playing 120 minutes to win the German Cup final on Saturday hurt his team but "we put up a great fight here."

Since 2010, the final has been played in or near the city hosting the men's Champions League final. That ends next season, with the final in the Hungarian capital Budapest while the men play in Madrid.

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