Lyon’s Champions League title win vs Barcelona reaffirms its status

TURIN, Italy – This was supposed to be the one, the UEFA Women’s Champions League final swept away by Barcelona Femení and its winds of change. No one had dominated the sport over the last two seasons like Barça had, no one looked more destined to take the crown and leave no doubt.

But on Saturday at Juventus’s Allianz Stadium, there was a stifling heatwave where no winds, literal or figurative, would be allowed in. Lyon, the all-time leader in Women’s Champions League titles, was certain that it would only be one thing: more of the same.

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