Lyon Women have won the 2020 UEFA Women's Champions League with a 3-1 victory over Wolfsburg Women at the Anoeta Stadium in San Sebastian, Spain.

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For Lyon, it is a record seventh European triumph in their ninth appearance in the final.

Staggeringly, it is the French club's fifth Champions League title in a row and their third final victory over two-time champions Wolfsburg, who they also defeated in 2016 and 2018.

Lyon, who had England international right-back Lucy Bronze in their starting XI, took the lead in the 25th minute through Eugenie Le Sommer. The 31-year-old followed up her own saved shot and fired her finish into the bottom corner for her 47th Women's Champions League goal.

With Lyon in full control, Japan international midfielder Saki Kumagai doubled their advantage on the stroke of half-time. She struck home from the edge of the area to become the first Asian goalscorer in a UEFA Women's Champions League final.

After the break, Wolfsburg pulled a goal back through Alexandra Popp in the 58th minute who instinctively nodded in Ewa Pajor's cross from close range.

The German club ramped up the pressure late on, but Lyon sealed the victory as midfielder Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir flicked Le Sommer's driven shot into the net in the 88th minute.

'Strongest squad in the world'

The French champions lost former Ballon d'Or winner Ada Hegerberg to a knee injury earlier in the season, and a red card for Nikita Parris in the semi-final against PSG saw her suspended for the final against the German champions.

"People said it was the best time to play us because we were missing so many players, but we were the best side in the first half by a long shot, and the game was almost finished at half-time," Lyon defender Bronze said following the 3-1 win.

"We've definitely got the strongest squad in the world."

Lyon were able to call on experienced forward Le Sommer to replace Parris, and she notched a goal and assist to allow captain Wendie Renard to lift the trophy in San Sebastian once again.

It was the seventh time that French international teammates Le Sommer, Renard and goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi have been crowned club champions of Europe.

"It's actually quite difficult to believe we have managed our fifth straight title, to be honest. We're super proud of ourselves, it was a very difficult competition... if you sign for Lyon, you sign up to be a winner," Bouhaddi said.

Despite Wolfsburg's best efforts, there is little to suggest that any other European club can knock Lyon off their perch, and Renard intends to enjoy the club's success.

"It's hard to be a winner, you have to work extremely hard. You battle year in, year out for this trophy. We're bringing it back. We're bringing it back for the fans," she said.

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