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Lyon advances with another win over Brondby in Women’s Champions League

Lyon advances with another win over Brondby in Women’s Champions League. After first leg 2-0 win, the French champions guaranteed a spot in quarter finals with a 1-3 win in Denmark. Aggregate score: Brondby – Olympique Lyon 1-5

Brondby showed at first game that they can compete and did not plan to surrender beforehand. Only last minute goal, gave Lyon more signifacant advantage. But Danish team started strong and came in the lead in 11th minute after a goal from Nanna Christianse. But the best European team in a last few years remained calmed and turned the result around before the break with goals from Nikita Parris and Melvine Malard.

With 45 minutes to go and Brondby now requiring four goals, the game was decided. Lyon and resumed its rhythm at the beginning of the second half with the breakthrough goal scored by Renard from the penalty spot. Jean-Luc Vasseur’s side managed to finish the game calmly.

Brondby put in a good fight and we could have seen even a more close tie with a bit of luck for Danish side. At the end, Lyon justified their status as the best team in history of the UEFA Women’s Champions League with 7 titles, and will continue the journey to win the 8th.

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“I asked the team to be in control of the game which I think they did. We already had Saturday’s match in our minds. We’ve seen some good things. It was a good way to prepare for the match against PSG. We missed a lot of chances in the first leg, we weren’t there. We have a desire to redeem ourselves in relation to that. Things are coming together, in quality, in pressure, in concentration. We’re already into it. ” – Jean-Luc Vasseur, Lyon’s head coach

Score

Brondby – Olympique Lyon 1-3 (1-2) Agg: 1- 5
Scorers:
11′ Nanna Christiansen (B), 32′ Nikita Parris (L), 42′ Melvine Malard (L), 50′ Wendie Renard (L) pen
Yellow cards: 45+2′ Frederikke Lindhardt (B), 49′ Maja Kildemoes (B)

First leg:

Olympique Lyon – Brondby 2-0 (1-0) 
Scorers: 30′ Nikita Parris (L), 90+3′ Melvine Malard (L)
Yellow cards: 5′ Wendie Renard (L)

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