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Uefa Women’s Champions League final: Lyon v PSG – live!

Hello and welcome to a unique Champions League final, the first all-French affair and one in which little love will be lost. Lyon and Paris Saint-Germain have become fierce rivals in recent years, clashing regularly in a variety of arenas. This, in fact, is the teams’ 16th meeting in the last three years; the 15th meeting was just a couple of a week ago in the French cup final, where Lyon won on penalties to complete a domestic double: if they add the continental crown to those honours today, they will complete an extraordinary double-treble, having swept the board last season, too. PSG can’t be having that.

Due mainly to Lyon’d dominance - 11 league titles in a row, if you please - PSG have yet to win a trophy of any kind since their Qatari owners began bankrolling their switch to professionalism five years ago, though they did have the satisfaction of knocking Lyon out of the Champions League in 2014 and reached the final two years ago, before losing narrowly to Frankfurt. Pleasingly, the rivalry is not merely between two institutions: it has also become personal, with assorted cuts of assorted jibs not being appreciated, as was made plain by Camille Abily’s one-finger salute to the PSG bench after the recent Cup final. That was possibly borne of the feeling that PSG got what they deserved after playing for a shoot from early in the second-half, but it is also clear – thanks to some full-blooded tackles - that there are tensions between various players. Stoked, some say, by PSG’s manager, Patrice Lair, who used to run none other than Lyon. So, all things considered, this final promises to have a wholesome blend skill and ill-will. Perfect.

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