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Nadeshiko Japan defender Saki Kumagai helped Olympique Lyonnais capture their third Champions League title on Thursday after she put in a player-of-the-match performance and converted the final spot kick to clinch a 4-3 shootout victory against Wolfsburg following a 1-1 draw.

Kumagai, who scored the title-deciding penalty for Japan five years ago at the Women’s World Cup against the United States, made her presence felt in the defensive midfield and was nerveless in dispatching her decisive penalty, sending her shot to the ‘keeper’s left as Lyon’s fifth taker.

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