Injured Morgan, Lyon win UEFA Women’s Champions League in PKs

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It took penalty kicks to decide the first all-French final in UEFA Women’s Champions League history on Thursday in Wales.

Tied at 1 after 120 minutes, a pair of saves hit the second round of penalties, with Grace Geyoro and Eugenie Le Sommer stopped by Sarah Bouhaddi and Katarzyna Kiedrzynek.

And with that, Lyon won its fourth UWCL title.

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It was all goals after that until the eighth round, as Kiedrzynek missed her attempt wide of the right post. Her counterpart Bouhaddi won it.

There wasn’t a lot to like about the match, including the premature departure of an American star. Alex Morgan left the match early when her left hamstring injury flared up before the match was 30 minutes old.

Lyon entered the match with three UWCL titles, making its sixth appearance in eight finals since the competitions was renamed in 2009. It looked the better bet to win it, too, putting seven shots on target to PSG’s three in the first 90 minutes.