- Title: Lyon clinch women's Champions League v PSG on penalties
- Date: 2nd June 2017
- Summary: CARDIFF, WALES, UNITED KINGDOM (JUNE 1, 2017) (REUTERS) LYON HEAD COACH GERARD PRECHEUR TAKING SEAT AT NEWS CONFERENCE CLOSE OF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE BALL (SOUNDBITE) (French) LYON HEAD COACH GERARD PRECHEUR, ON HOW GOOD THE TEAM IS PLAYING AND THEIR NEW RECORD OF TWO SEPARATE BACK TO BACK CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WINS, SAYING: (OFFICIAL TRANSLATION) "Well it's great for the club obviously, it's great for the girls, for the fans, for our partners, it goes without saying and it's quite exceptional. I don't think anybody's done it in the past and for once I would like to talk about my own case. I'm really extremely happy, I'm happy I was able to respond to the challenge, all these challenges, it was quite complicated as a manager you had to manage 26 international players and believe me, it's not an easy task and we're very happy with all the staff to have been up to this challenge. Alex Ferguson says it's very hard or almost impossible to win as a manager without the support or the trust of one's president. I'm happy I did it because I always said the only thing that counts is the result and we showed that on the pitch and that makes me very proud." LYON'S DZSENIFER MAROZSAN RECEIVING PLAYER OF THE MATCH AWARD (SOUNDBITE) (English) PLAYER OF THE MATCH, DZSENIFER MAROZSAN, ON LYON'S COMPOSURE DURING PENALTY SHOOTOUT, SAYING: "We do it really great, we don't care about this, we take our time and we shoot really cool so it was fantastic from all the other players. Of course it's hard for the PSG goalkeeper in the final and penalties and when you miss it's normal, but this is soccer, and I hope tomorrow or someday she forgets this and continues." JOURNALIST IN NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (French) PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN HEAD COACH PATRICE LAIR, ON HOW DIFFICULT IT IS TO ACCEPT THE LOSS, SAYING: (OFFICIAL TRANSLATION) "We presented the best football we could, it was a tactical game as well. I wish things would have been different but we didn't have all the weapons we would have wanted and it went into penalty shootouts and that's always a technical phase. We lack a bit of maturity, maybe we need to work and be able to come back in two yearsâ€™ time to claim this title with Paris. I hope we can get this trophy back to Paris very quickly and congratulations to Lyon and congratulations to my players." JOURNALIST AT NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (French) PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN HEAD COACH PATRICE LAIR, ON WHAT HE SAID TO GOALKEEPER KATARZYNA KIEDRZYNEK AFTER HER MISSED PENALTY, SAYING: (OFFICIAL TRANSLATION) "She had a great match and it could have gone either way, it's just sad that that's the way it ended and she missed her kick. It's sad because she had a big match and she was very good in the air and you know what penalty shootouts are like. Maybe she lacks a bit of experience on her penalty kick but at least she went for it and not every player did that." JOURNALIST AT NEWS CONFERENCE LAIR LEAVING NEWS CONFERENCE
- Embargoed: 16th June 2017 02:11
- Keywords: penalty shootout PSG Lyon women's Champions League Champions League
- Location: CARDIFF, WALES, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: CARDIFF, WALES, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0016JG6TRZ
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- Story Text: Lyon won a record equaling fourth women's Champions League on Thursday (June 1) after they beat French rivals Paris Saint-Germain in a penalty shootout after the final ended on a goalless draw.
The shootout went to sudden death before PSG goalkeeper Katarzyna Kiedrzynek missed her penalty, kicking it wide.
Lyon keeper Sarah Bouhaddi then stepped up and scored the winning spot kick to give Lyon a 7-6 penalty shootout win.
Lyon became the first team to win back-to-back Champions League titles twice having also achieved the feat in 2011 and 2012.
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