Ada Hegerberg was on target as record seven-time winners Lyon saw off French rivals Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday to set up a Women’s Champions League final showdown with holders Barcelona.
Hegerberg and captain Wendie Renard scored either side of a Marie-Antoinette Katoto strike for PSG as Lyon won 2-1 in the second leg of the all French semi-final to go through 5-3 on aggregate.
They will play Barcelona in the final in the Italian city of Turin on May 21 after the Spanish champions beat Wolfsburg 5-3 on aggregate in the other last-four tie despite losing 2-0 in the second leg in Germany earlier on Saturday.
The match at the Parc des Princes was watched by a new record crowd for a women’s club game in France of 43,254, a week after a world record 91,648 saw Barcelona win the first leg of their tie at home to Wolfsburg.
Lyon came into the return with the edge after winning 3-2 at home in last week’s first leg, when United States international Catarina Macario scored twice.
They silenced the home crowd by taking a 14th-minute lead thanks to 2018 Ballon d’Or winner Hegerberg, the Norwegian rising above Ashley Lawrence to head in Selma Bacha’s cross from the left wing.
Delphine Cascarino squandered a great chance to finish the tie when she tried to round Barbora Votikova rather than square for the unmarked Melvine Malard, and was thwarted by the PSG goalkeeper. (France24)