Brann fight back to hold Lyon in UEFA Women’s Champions League

Women's Champions League group stage match between Brann and Lyon
Brann´s Larissa Crummer (L) and Lyon’s Amel Majri vie for the ball. (Photo by PAUL S. AMUNDSEN/NTB/AFP via Getty Images)

SK Brann came from two down to net a stoppage-time equaliser against ten-player Lyon in the UEFA Women’s Champions League.


Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Benfica
Barcelona 7-0 Rosengård


SK Brann 2-2 Lyon
Slavia Prague P-P St. Pölten

Lyon had gone 2-0 up in only 13 minutes, with Amel Majri’s opener added to by an Ada Hegerberg penalty, before Justine Kielland rifled in a reply for the Norwegian side before the break.

Lindsey Horan sent off seven minutes after the restart, then four minutes into added time Signe Gaupset got the equaliser.

Despite the draw, Lyon are through to the quarter-finals with two games to share, Brann six points ahead of both Slavia Prague and St. Pölten, who have a game in hand.

Barcelona are also through with two games still to play, after sinking Rosengard 7-0. Salma Paralluelo scored twice, there was a one each for Kiera Walsh, Caroline Graham Hansen, Claudia Pina and Marta Torrejon, plus a Jessica Wik own-goal.

Second-placed Benfica remained three points ahead of Eintracht Frankfurt, whom they held 1-1 away from home after a penalty save at the death. Géraldine Reuteler had the hosts ahead inside the half-hour, Nycole Raysla netting the leveller with 19 minutes left and Lena Pauels saving Laura Freigang’s 94th-minute spot-kick.

UEFA Women's Champions League - Eintracht Frankfurt v Benfica
Geraldine Reuteler of Eintracht Frankfurt and Ana Seica of Benfica in action. (Dan O’ Connor / ATP Images / SPP)

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