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A Wendie Renard own goal helps PSG end Lyon’s Champions League Run


It’s the end of an era for Olympique Lyonnais.

The seven-time champion was 31 games unbeaten in the Champions League until Sunday, when Paris Saint-Germain turned the tables and won the return leg of the semifinal 2-1. 

It was the home leg for Lyon as they entered up 1-0 from Paris. After just four minutes, American striker Catarina Macario put them ahead further with the first goal of the game. 

But PSG didn’t go quietly. 

Midfielder Grace Geyoro struck midway through the first half to begin the comeback for Les Feminines. 

The winner came from an own-goal by central defender Wendie Renard, who was the lone goal for Lyon in Paris. 

With the tie levelled at 2-2, PSG edged ahead on away goals to take the win. 

“I don’t think we realise what we’ve done yet. We played a great game collectively from start to finish,” Geyoro said. “We knew we had to come here and score two goals. And we did that. We never gave up.”

PSG, who have never won the women’s Champions League, will face Barcelona for a place in the final starting Sunday, April 25. Bayern Munich will play Chelsea in the other semifinal.