09/08/2021 at 8:42 PM CEST
Levante Femenino said goodbye to the soccer Champions League on Wednesday when they fell to Olympique Lyon (2-1), in a match in which their options disappeared at game time with two goals in three minutes of seven times champion of the competition.
Endler, Carpenter, Buchanan, Renard, Morroni, Henry, Damaris (Benyahia, m.82), Macario, Majri, Malard (Van de Donk, m.62) and Cascarino (Cayman, m.46)
María, Alharilla (Pinto, m.82), Méndez, Mendoza, Cometti, Paula Tomás, Baños, Irene (Férez, m.73), Toletti, Andonova (Gio, m.54) and Crivelari (Redondo, m.54)
1-0, m.60: Majri, 2-0, m.63: Macario, 2-1, m.64: Cometti
Rebecca Welch (England). He admonished Damaris (m.25), Renard (m.55) by Lyon and Toletti (m.30), Andonova (m.33), Alharilla (m.38), Irene (m.53), Tomás ( m.58), Gio (m.60) and Méndez (m.67) by Levante
The coach of the Valencian team, Ángel Villacampa, used a line of five defenses, as in the first leg; and he reserved strong offensive players such as Alba Redondo, Carol Férez or Gio Queiroz for the final stretch, since with a 0-1 he forced extra time.
Lyon took possession of possession and remained very intense in the pressure after loss so as not to give Levante the option of deploying their game, but as the minutes passed, the forces were equalized and, after half an hour, an incombustible Paula Tomás crossed from the left for Giovanna Crivelari, but Tiane Endler caught the ball in the last moment.
Levante bothered Lyon from an impregnable defense and a solid midfield, which did not find any gap or knew how to take advantage of the opportunities from set pieces, actions in which they are specialists, but lacked clarity in the last meters to go to rest with the tie tied.
The second part began with a clear chance from Malard that María tapped and with a Chilean from Majri who did not gain strength and María was also able to catch it. Alba Redondo and Gio entered the field of play and provoked a first approach by the CatalansBut, as in the first leg, Lyon scored two goals in a row.
At minute 60, Majri scored the first after a free kick who went straight into the Levantine goal and three minutes later Macario dialed.
Nevertheless, Levante did not give up and Cometti cut distances instantly, but the Valencians now needed two goals to force extra time and were not able to maintain the good level of the first half to equalize the tie.