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Japan defender Saki Kumagai lifted the UEFA Women’s Champions League crown for the second time as defending champion Olympique Lyonnais beat French rival Paris Saint Germain 7-6 on penalties after a goalless 120 minutes on Thursday.

Playing in defensive midfield, Kumagai fulfilled her duty by stopping the likes of Brazilian Cristiane and Spaniard Veronica Boquete before slotting home from the spot as Lyonnais’ fifth taker in the shootout, helping her side claim the title for the fourth time.

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