Lyon have injected fresh talent into an experienced squad already brimming with world-class players in every position

WEISS

1

LISA

Goalkeeper

POSITION

D.O.B

29/10/1987

NATIONALITY

2/0

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE APPS/ GOALS

German

ALL TIME

2017/18

2/0

Signed from Essen last summer, the German international has served as understudy this term – but kept clean sheets in her European outings against Avaldsnes and Ajax.

BRONZE

2

LUCY

Defender

POSITION

D.O.B

28/10/1991

NATIONALITY

32/6

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE APPS/ GOALS

English

ALL TIME

2017/18

8/1

“The best player in the world,” according to England coach Phil Neville, the dynamic right-back earned a place on the shortlist for the 2018 Best FIFA Women’s Player Award.

BUCHANAN

21

KADEISHA

Defender

POSITION

D.O.B

05/11/1995

NATIONALITY

9/0

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE APPS/ GOALS

Canadian

ALL TIME

2017/18

0/0

Awarded the best young player prize ahead of Ada Hegerberg at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the powerful centre-back agreed a three-year extension last summer after joining in January 2017.

KUMAGAI

5

SAKI

Midfielder

POSITION

D.O.B

17/10/1990

NATIONALITY

49/6

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE APPS/ GOALS

Japanese

ALL TIME

2017/18

8/0

Technically gifted, intelligent and a fine passer, Kumagai struck the winning penalty in the 2016 final shoot-out – just as she did for Japan in the 2011 Women’s World Cup decider.

CHRISTIANSEN

8

ISOBEL

Midfielder

POSITION

D.O.B

20/09/1991

NATIONALITY

23/7

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE APPS/ GOALS

English

ALL TIME

2017/18

3/1

The 2016 PFA Players’ Player of the Year swapped Manchester City for Lyon last July and scored against Ajax in the last 16, before suffering an ankle injury in March.

FISHLOCK

24

JESSICA

Midfielder

POSITION

D.O.B

14/01/1987

NATIONALITY

36/6

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE APPS/ GOALS

Welsh

ALL TIME

2017/18

6/0

The first Welsh international – male or female – to win 100 caps, Fishlock is aiming to clinch a second European title on loan from Seattle Reign after helping Frankfurt triumph in 2014/15.

HEGERBERG

14

ADA

Forward

POSITION

D.O.B

10/07/1995

NATIONALITY

45/41

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE APPS/ GOALS

Norwegian

ALL TIME

2017/18

8/4

Still just 23, the Norwegian goal machine collected the 2018 Women’s Ballon d’Or after her record 15 strikes in this competition last season – including one in the final.

CASCARINO

20

DELPHINE

Forward

POSITION

D.O.B

05/02/1997

NATIONALITY

20/5

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE APPS/ GOALS

French

ALL TIME

2017/18

7/3

The twin sister of fellow French international Estelle has mostly featured from the bench in Europe this season, but opened the scoring as a starter in Lyon’s semi-final first leg against Chelsea.

BOUHADDI

16

SARAH

Goalkeeper

POSITION

D.O.B

17/10/1986

NATIONALITY

62/0

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE APPS/ GOALS

French

ALL TIME

2017/18

6/0

A pillar of Lyon’s five European titles, Bouhaddi cemented her place in club history by scoring the decisive penalty during the shoot-out against Paris Saint-Germain in the 2017 final.

RENARD

3

WENDIE

Defender

POSITION

D.O.B

20/07/1990

NATIONALITY

81/21

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE APPS/ GOALS

French

ALL TIME

2017/18

8/4

Captain and a colossus at the back, Renard has been integral to Lyon’s greatest triumphs since joining in 2006. She carries a goal threat too, registering in both legs of the quarter-finals.

SIMON

26

CAROLIN

Defender

POSITION

D.O.B

24/11/1992

NATIONALITY

1/0

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE APPS/ GOALS

German

ALL TIME

2017/18

1/0

Simon has faced stiff competition since arriving from Freiburg last summer, but the left-back brings serious pedigree as a German international and former European champion at U17 and U19 level.

HENRY

6

AMANDINE

Midfielder

POSITION

D.O.B

28/09/1989

NATIONALITY

57/8

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE APPS/ GOALS

French

ALL TIME

2017/18

7/2

The France captain is back in the groove of winning trophies with Lyon, having scored the equaliser in last season’s final after stints away from the club with Portland Thorns and Paris.

MAROZSÁN

10

DZSENIFER

Midfielder

POSITION

D.O.B

18/04/1992

NATIONALITY

44/13

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE APPS/ GOALS

German

ALL TIME

2017/18

6/1

A European champion with both Lyon and Frankfurt, the Budapest-born playmaker buried a crucial free-kick away to Wolfsburg in the quarter-finals, having also struck Germany’s winner in the 2016 Olympic final.

LE SOMMER

9

EUGÉNIE

Forward

POSITION

D.O.B

18/05/1989

NATIONALITY

68/42

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE APPS/ GOALS

French

ALL TIME

2017/18

7/6

A key contributor to Lyon’s golden era, the club’s all-time record scorer passed the 250-goal mark this term, despite being an attacking midfielder or second striker rather than an outright centre-forward.

ROUX

17

DANIELLE

Forward

POSITION

D.O.B

30/03/2000

NATIONALITY

0/0

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE APPS/ GOALS

French

ALL TIME

2017/18

0/0

Averaging around a goal every two games for France’s U19s, Roux entered the Lyon academy in 2015 and earned a spot on the bench at home to Avaldsnes in the last 32.

MALARD

28

MELVINE

Forward

POSITION

D.O.B

28/06/2000

NATIONALITY

2/0

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE APPS/ GOALS

French

ALL TIME

2017/18

1/0

A regular on the scoresheet for France’s youth teams, the Réunion-born talent has been used judiciously this season but featured again in Europe after her competition bow last term.

DUPUPET

30

AUDREY

Goalkeeper

POSITION

D.O.B

03/01/2001

NATIONALITY

0/0

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE APPS/ GOALS

French

ALL TIME

2017/18

0/0

The young custodian penned her first professional contract with Lyon last July, graduating from the Under-19s. Since then, she has focused on soaking up knowledge among the elite.

BACHA

4

SELMA

Defender

POSITION

D.O.B

09/11/2000

NATIONALITY

12/1

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE APPS/ GOALS

French

ALL TIME

2017/18

6/1

The exciting prospect has caught the eye again at left-back after her breakthrough 2017/18 campaign, when she was nominated for France’s best young player award.

M'BOCK BATHY

29

GRIEDGE

Defender

POSITION

D.O.B

26/02/1995

NATIONALITY

31/5

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE APPS/ GOALS

French

ALL TIME

2017/18

8/2

A fixture in central defence since her 2015 switch from Guingamp, the French international has developed an excellent partnership with Renard that has again been essential to Lyon’s success.

MAJRI

7

AMEL

Midfielder

POSITION

D.O.B

25/01/1993

NATIONALITY

44/11

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE APPS/ GOALS

French

ALL TIME

2017/18

8/4

A menace down the left as well as a capable full-back, the Tunisian-born academy graduate scored in Lyon’s first four European games this term – and is enjoying her most prolific campaign yet.

KOUACHE

18

EVA

Midfielder

POSITION

D.O.B

07/01/2000

NATIONALITY

0/0

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE APPS/ GOALS

French

ALL TIME

2017/18

0/0

Kouache has taken her first steps with Lyon’s senior team this season and also maintained her steady international rise, so far representing France from U16 to U19 level.

VAN DE SANDEN

11

SHANICE

Forward

POSITION

D.O.B

02/10/1992

NATIONALITY

25/3

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE APPS/ GOALS

Dutch

ALL TIME

2017/18

6/0

The quick and powerful forward served up a hat-trick of assists in last year’s final after coming off the bench to shift the momentum and crown her maiden season with Lyon.

AZZARO

19

LORENA

Forward

POSITION

D.O.B

22/10/2000

NATIONALITY

0/0

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE APPS/ GOALS

French

ALL TIME

2017/18

0/0

The 18-year-old made her French top-flight debut this term and got her first taste of this tournament as an unused substitute away to Ajax in the round of 16.

FOR THE RECORD

ROAD TO THE FINAL
ROUND OF 32

Avaldsnes 0-2 Lyon

Lyon 5-0 Avaldsnes

Lyon win 7-0 on aggregate

ROUND OF 16

Ajax 0-4 Lyon

Lyon 9-0 Ajax

Lyon win 13-0 on aggregate

QUARTER-FINALS

Lyon 2-1 Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg 2-4 Lyon

Lyon win 6-3 on aggregate

SEMI-FINALS

Lyon 2-1 Chelsea

Chelsea 1-1 Lyon

Lyon win 3-2 on aggregate

LEADING SCORERS

Eugénie Le Sommer

Ada Hegerberg

Amel Majri

Wendie Renard

Delphine Cascarino

6

4

4

4

3

MINUTES PLAYED

Lucy Bronze

Ada Hegerberg

Griedge M'Bock Bathy

Wendie Renard

Eugénie Le Sommer

720

720

720

720

610

3-1

Lyon beat Barcelona 3-1 on aggregate when the two teams met in the quarter-finals last season, their only previous meeting.

5

Five-time winners Sarah Bouhaddi, Wendie Renard and Eugénie Le Sommer could all clinch the title for a record sixth time in Budapest.

29

Lyon are the highest scorers in Europe this season, registering six more goals than nearest challengers Chelsea.

43

Camille Abily is Lyon’s top scorer in the competition with 43 goals, one more than Eugénie Le Sommer.

The fans who watched Lyon’s semi-final opener against Chelsea set a record for a UEFA Women’s Champions League game other than the final.

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ROLL OF HONOUR

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