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Olympique Lyonnais takes revenge on Potsdam, wins Champions League

By Olaf Goldbecker

Olympique Lyonnais cared for an end of the German dominance in the Women’s Champions League. With a 2-0 win against Turbine Potsdam, they took revenge for the loss after a penalty shootout in the previous season. It was Olympique’s and France’s first international club title in women’s soccer. (more…)

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Olympique Lyonnais reaches Champions League final

By Olaf Goldbecker

The second leg of the Champions League semifinal between Olympique Lyonnais and Arsenal London did not become a thriller. With the French side taking a 2-0 advantage with them to England, the duel was practically decided after only 16 minutes of today’s game when Eugenie Le Sommer marked the lead for Lyonnais meaning that Arsenal would have to score four goals to advance. Even this theoretical thought was history when Le Sommer added a second goal in the 34th minute for her team, which was also dominant on the road. To top this, Swiss international Lara Dickenmann scored to give Lyon a 3-0 halftime lead in stoppage time. (more…)


Champions League Semifinal: 2010 final rematch getting closer

By Olaf Goldbecker

On May 20, 2010, German club Turbine Potsdam won the Champions League in penalty shootout against French side Olympique Lyonnais. After the first matches of the 2011 semifinals, a rematch of this final seems to be most likely. (more…)


Olympique Lyonnais win fifth straight Division 1 Féminine championship

A goal by Lyon’s Wendie Renard off a free kick by Sonia Bompastor in the 60th minute of Sunday’s match against Montpellier secured Olympique Lyonnais’ fifth consecutive Division 1 Féminine championship. Last week, Lyon advanced to the UEFA Women’s Champions League quarterfinals with a 1-0 win (1-0 aggregate) over Russian side Zvezda Perm. Lyon will face Arsenal in the quarterfinals in mid-April. Also last week, Lyon knocked Umea from the top of the European Club Ranking.


Arsenal, Potsdam, Olympique Lyonnais, FCR Duisburg advance to Champions League semifinals

The UEFA Women’s Champions League is now down to its final four after today’s second leg of the quarterfinal round. Our Game Magazine’s Olaf Goldbecker breaks down three of the four matches, and we have a recap of the Arsenal vs. Linkoping game that was decided on road goals. (more…)


European Club Ranking: Olympique Lyonnais new number 1

A new club placed itself on the throne in the European club ranking based on the results in the Champions League of the last five years. Long time top club Umea IK from Sweden has to leave the place on top after a disappointing season and is moved down to second place by French champions Olympique Lyonnais. The current semifinalists are followed in spots 3 to 5 by Arsenal LFC, FCR Duisburg, and Turbine Potsdam. The two German clubs are the only ones in the current competition to win all of their games and collecting the maximum number of 18 points so far. (more…)