The Women’s International Champions Cup got off to an exhilarating start in a matchup between Lyon and Barcelona on Wednesday in Portland.
Back-and-forth play left the score tied 2-2 late into the game. Melvine Malard’s goal in the 85th minute put Lyon ahead 3-2 and helped the French side advance to the final of the exhibition tournament.
🦁@MelvineMalard pic.twitter.com/AWJb3vxGCt— FutFemdelMundo (@FutFemMundo) August 19, 2021
Mariona Caldentey scored both of Barcelona’s goals, while Amel Majri and Amadine Henry added one each for Lyon.
Malard earned Player of the Match honors for her late heroics in Lyon’s win.
Lyon will play the Portland Thorns in the WICC final on Saturday night. Barcelona will face the Houston Dash, who lost to the Thorns on penalty kicks Wednesday, in the third-place game.