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CL Final 2017, PSG v Lyon - Cardiff
« on: May 30, 2017, 08:33:25 AM »

UEFA Women's Champions League 2017
Final: Paris Saint-Germain v Olympique Lyon
Cardiff City Stadium
Thursday 1 June 2017
7.45pm
(UK time)


Anyone going to this on Thursday night? It should have an attendance of 15,000, and it'll be broadcast on Eurosport 2.

Lyon are the holders after beating Wolfsburg in 2016. PSG reached the 2015 final, but lost out to Frankfurt. This year the finalists defeated Manchester City and Barcelona to win the semi-finals.

Last week, these teams met in another final:


French Cup Final 2017 (highlights)
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um9HKRESw84



Paris have had "a mixed season" according to Laura Georges. On the Lyon side, they've just announced Reynald Pedros will be their new manager, beating more established candidates for the post.

Lyon's Alex Morgan was doubtful for this match, injuring her hamstring against PSG in a league match. She's been training again yesterday, so she may be involved in the final.

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On the day of the UWCL Final, the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has also organised a women’s and girls’ National Football Festival in Cardiff. With over 1500 female players already registered, it is the most popular female football competition ever held in Wales.

Each participating club has also received a travel subsidy to encourage players from all parts of Wales to take part.

Tickets are currently available to purchase via www.uwclf2017.co.uk priced at £6 adults, £3 juniors and concessions.



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Re: CL Final 2017, PSG v Lyon - Cardiff
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2017, 06:34:55 AM »
Grazie per questa notizia, Forza Alex, speriamo che sia una bella partita. Ci sono notizie riguardo il prossimo anno di Alex Morgan a Lione? Ciao.

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Re: CL Final 2017, PSG v Lyon - Cardiff
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2017, 11:20:52 AM »
Thanks for the news. Forza Alex, we hope it's a good match. Is there any news about Alex Morgan's next year in Lyon? Ciao.

She'll be back with Orlando soon, but Lyon's club president clearly would like her to return to the club next year.

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Re: CL Final 2017, PSG v Lyon - Cardiff
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2017, 06:21:21 AM »
INSEPARABLE, they were...

It took 120 minutes, and then this:

Final penalty shoot-out
PSG (blue)  v  Lyon (white)
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUugGCMhkM4



UEFA.tv has short match highlights here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wXlyNzlOig

Match report here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40111172


Was going to mention it when the same teams went to penalties 2 weeks ago – Katarzyna Kiedrzynek is a serial case of a goalie jumping off the line before a kick, or even running off the line. (Her gamesmanship in the Coupe de France final made it more noticeable and annoying.)

So, I'm kinda glad she still lost both times. Although it's cruel how this match came down to her and Bouhaddi, keepers taking the kicks.

Do you agree with Pierluigi Collina that it should be a bookable offence when a goalkeeper encroaches on a penalty? Or is it the refs' fault for never calling it?
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Re: CL Final 2017, PSG v Lyon - Cardiff
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2017, 07:04:05 PM »
Problem with keepers advancing is they all do it, some like last night do it more than others, you almost need a line on the ground and if you put a foot on it any save is a retake.   

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Re: CL Final 2017, PSG v Lyon - Cardiff
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2017, 09:01:09 AM »
Problem with keepers advancing is they all do it, some like last night do it more than others, you almost need a line on the ground and if you put a foot on it any save is a retake.

Well, this is what I'd do...


Maybe the officials are afraid of being blamed? There's this idea that "a good ref is the one you don't notice" – which wouldn't work if they asked for retakes a few times in a shootout.
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Re: CL Final 2017, PSG v Lyon - Cardiff
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2017, 07:09:40 AM »
Good first half, would rather watch continental carpet football than what gets served up in the WSL.
Have to wait for Euros for Le Sommer to show how to play football.
In compact defences and better organised teams , shows the need to produce exceptional talented players.
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Re: CL Final 2017, PSG v Lyon - Cardiff
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2017, 01:46:18 AM »

Women's Soccer Zone discusses the Final, especially interesting about Alex Morgan's ill-fated return to the starting lineup of Lyon:

- https://audioboom.com/posts/5995251-women-s-soccer-zone-episode-49?t=0

Morgan was medically cleared to play in the match, but perhaps the key was her desire to play in the showpiece game?

After her injury heals she'll return to the Orlando Pride lineup in three or four weeks.
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