Lyon to play Barcelona for women's Champions League title

FC Barcelona players celebrate at the end of the Women's Champions League semifinal second leg soccer match between FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich at the Miniestadi stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)

Three-time defending champion Lyon will play Barcelona in the women's Champions League final

BARCELONA, Spain — Three-time defending champion Lyon will play Barcelona in the women's Champions League final.

Lyon reached its fourth straight final — and record eighth overall — with a 1-1 draw at Chelsea on Sunday, advancing 3-2 on aggregate. Barcelona made it to its first final with a 1-0 home win against Bayern Munich, advancing 2-0 on aggregate.

Lyon took the lead in England with a 17th-minute goal by Eugenie Le Sommer. Chelsea equalized through Ji So-yun in the 34th but wasn't able to find the net again to offset its first-leg loss.

Mariona Caldentey gave Barcelona the win in Spain by converting a penalty kick in first-half injury time. The Catalan club held on to victory despite playing about 20 minutes with 10 women as Kheira Hamraoui, who scored the first-leg winner, was sent off for a second yellow card in the 70th.

The match was played in front of a club record 12,764 fans at the Mini Estadi.

The May 18 final will be played in Budapest, Hungary.

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