2019 UEFA Women's Champions League Final

The 2019 UEFA Women's Champions League Final was the final match of the 2018–19 UEFA Women's Champions League, the 18th season of Europe's premier women's club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 10th season since it was renamed from the UEFA Women's Cup to the UEFA Women's Champions League. This was the first time since the final is played as a single match that a host city for the Women's Champions League final was not automatically assigned by which city won the bid to host the men's Champions League final, although the same association is still allowed to host both finals by the UEFA bid regulations. It was played at the Groupama Arena in Budapest, Hungary on 18 May 2019,[6] between French side Lyon and Spanish side Barcelona.

2019 UEFA Women's Champions League Final
Match programme cover
Event2018–19 UEFA Women's Champions League
Date18 May 2019 (2019-05-18)
VenueGroupama Arena, Budapest
Player of the MatchAda Hegerberg (Lyon)[1]
RefereeAnastasia Pustovoitova (Russia)[2]
Attendance19,487[3]
WeatherSunny
24 °C (75 °F)
46% humidity[4][5]

Lyon won the final 4–1 for their fourth consecutive and sixth overall UEFA Women's Champions League title.[7]

Teams

In the following table, finals until 2009 were in the UEFA Women's Cup era, since 2010 were in the UEFA Women's Champions League era.

Team Previous finals appearances (bold indicates winners)
Lyon 7 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Barcelona None

Lyon, which hold the record for most titles (five) and most consecutive titles (three), are the first team to reach eight finals and four consecutive finals. Barcelona were the first Spanish team to reach the final, and had the chance to be the first club to have both their men's and women's teams to have won the Champions League.[8]

Venue

This is the first time a major international women's final is held in Hungary.[9]

The stadium is the home ground of Hungarian club Ferencváros. Due to UEFA regulations regarding naming rights of non-tournament sponsors, the stadium was referred to as the "Ferencváros Stadium" in all UEFA materials.

Host selection

For the first time ever, an open bidding process was launched on 9 December 2016 by UEFA to select the venues of the club competition finals (UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Women's Champions League, and UEFA Super Cup).[10][11] Associations had until 27 January 2017 to express interest, and bid dossiers must be submitted by 6 June 2017.

UEFA announced on 3 February 2017 that six associations expressed interest in hosting,[12] and confirmed on 7 June 2017 that two associations submitted bids for the 2019 UEFA Women's Champions League Final:[13]

Bidding associations for 2019 UEFA Women's Champions League Final
CountryStadiumCityCapacityNotes
 HungaryGroupama ArenaBudapest23,689
 KazakhstanAstana ArenaAstana30,244Also bid for 2019 UEFA Super Cup

The following associations expressed interest in hosting but eventually did not submit bids:

The bid evaluation report was published by UEFA on 14 September 2017.[14] The Groupama Arena was selected as the venue by the UEFA Executive Committee on 20 September 2017.[15][6]

Road to the final

Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away).

Lyon Round Barcelona
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Knockout phase Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Avaldsnes 7–0 2–0 (A) 5–0 (H) Round of 32 BIIK Kazygurt 4–3 1–3 (A) 3–0 (H)
Ajax 13–0 4–0 (A) 9–0 (H) Round of 16 Glasgow City 8–0 5–0 (H) 3–0 (A)
VfL Wolfsburg 6–3 2–1 (H) 4–2 (A) Quarter-finals LSK Kvinner 4–0 3–0 (H) 1–0 (A)
Chelsea 3–2 2–1 (H) 1–1 (A) Semi-finals Bayern Munich 2–0 1–0 (A) 1–0 (H)

Pre-match

Ticketing

Tickets were available for sale for 1,000 HUF, 700 HUF, and 500 HUF.[16]

Match

Officials

On 1 May 2019, UEFA announced that Anastasia Pustovoitova of Russian would officiate the final. She was joined by Russian compatriot Ekaterina Kurochkina and Petruţa Iugulescu of Romania as assistant referees. The fourth official for the final was Hungarian Katalin Kulcsár, joined by fellow countrywoman Katalin Török as reserve official.[2]

Details

The "home" team (for administrative purposes) was determined by an additional draw held after the quarter-final and semi-final draws, which was held on 9 November 2018, 13:00 CET, at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.[17][18]

Lyon 4–1 Barcelona
Report
Lyon[19]
Barcelona[19]
GK16 Sarah Bouhaddi
RB2 Lucy Bronze
CB3 Wendie Renard (c) 25'
CB29 Griedge Mbock Bathy
LB7 Amel Majri
CM24 Jess Fishlock 72'
CM6 Amandine Henry
CM10 Dzsenifer Marozsán
RW11 Shanice van de Sanden 63'
CF14 Ada Hegerberg 16'
LW9 Eugénie Le Sommer 82'
Substitutes:
GK1 Lisa Weiß
DF4 Selma Bacha 82'
DF21 Kadeisha Buchanan
DF26 Carolin Simon
MF5 Saki Kumagai 72'
FW20 Delphine Cascarino 63'
FW25 Sole Jaimes
Manager:
Reynald Pedros
GK1 Sandra Paños
RB8 Marta Torrejón
CB17 Andrea Pereira 81'
CB4 Mapi León
LB15 Leila Ouahabi
RM6 Vicky Losada (c)
CM14 Aitana Bonmatí 69'
CM11 Alexia Putellas
LM9 Mariona Caldentey
CF22 Lieke Martens
CF16 Toni Duggan 69'
Substitutes:
GK25 Gemma Font
DF3 Stefanie van der Gragt 81'
DF5 Melanie Serrano
MF10 Andressa Alves 69'
MF12 Patricia Guijarro
FW20 Asisat Oshoala 69'
FW21 Nataša Andonova
Manager:
Lluís Cortés

Player of the Match:
Ada Hegerberg (Lyon)[1]

Assistant referees:[2]
Ekaterina Kurochkina (Russia)
Petruţa Iugulescu (Romania)
Fourth official:[2]
Katalin Kulcsár (Hungary)
Reserve official:[2]
Katalin Török (Hungary)

Match rules[20]

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions, with a fourth allowed in extra time.

Statistics

Statistic[21][22] Lyon Barcelona
Goals scored 4 1
Total shots 19 10
Shots on target 11 2
Saves 1 7
Ball possession 53% 47%
Corner kicks 3 2
Fouls committed 8 8
Offsides 6 6
Yellow cards 2 0
Red cards 0 0

See also

References

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  2. "Referee team appointed for UEFA Women's Champions League final in Budapest". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 1 May 2019. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
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  9. "Budapest to host 2019 UEFA Women's Champions League final". UEFA.com. 20 September 2017.
  10. "Lyon to host 2018 UEFA Europa League final". UEFA. 9 December 2016.
  11. "UEFA club competition finals 2019: bid regulations" (PDF). UEFA.
  12. "15 associations interested in hosting 2019 club finals". UEFA. 3 February 2017.
  13. "Ten associations bidding to host 2019 club finals". 7 June 2017.
  14. "UEFA Club Competition Finals 2019 Evaluation Report" (PDF). UEFA.com.
  15. "UEFA Executive Committee agenda for Nyon meeting". UEFA.com. 7 September 2017.
  16. "Women's Champions League final tickets on sale". UEFA.com. 8 March 2019.
  17. "2018/19 UEFA Women's calendar" (PDF). UEFA.com. UEFA.
  18. "Women's Champions League quarter-final and semi-final draw". UEFA.com.
  19. "UEFA Women's Champions League – Lyon v Barcelona – Line-ups". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 18 May 2019. Archived from the original on 18 May 2019. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  20. "Regulations of the UEFA Women's Champions League 2018/19" (PDF). UEFA.com. 25 February 2018.
  21. "UEFA Women's Champions League – Lyon v Barcelona – Statistics". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 18 May 2019. Archived from the original on 18 May 2019. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  22. "Olympique Lyonnais vs. Barcelona – 18 May 2019". Soccerway. Perform Group. 18 May 2019. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
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