Juventus beats Lyon 2-1 in Women’s Champions League.

Written by on March 24, 2022

Substitute Agnese Bonfantini completed a stunning comeback as Juventus beat European giants Lyon in the first leg of their debut Champions League quarter-final tie.

Seven-time winners Lyon were cruising until they were reduced to 10 players when Ellie Carpenter brought down Lisa Boattin as the last defender.

Cristiana Girelli equalised after Sarah Bouhaddi’s mistake, before Bonfantini sealed victory minutes after coming on.

The French side exerted their dominance from the start although Juve missed the opportunity to take an early lead as Lina Hurtig failed to capitalise on the visitors’ mistake.

Juve take a narrow lead into their second leg in France on Thursday, 31 March, with the winners facing either Bayern Munich or Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-final.

Ango Bally

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