Lyon consolidated its place at the top of the Women’s Champions League Group B with a 2-0 win over Austrian club St Poelten on Wednesday.
The eight-time Champions League winners Lyon won its opening game 9-0 at Slavia Prague, and Wednesday there were 6,000 fans at a chilly Groupama stadium to see Danielle Van de Donk open the scores with a header after just four minutes.
“It was a good cross, so I didn’t have to jump or anything. It just landed on my head -- it was a tap-in really, very easy,” said the Dutch player.
An own goal from Leonarda Balog just after the restart made it 2-0 for Lyon, which will take on Brann of Norway in December for a double-header on the 13th and 21st.
Brann also has six points after they edged Slavia Prague 1-0 Wednesday following a 2-1 win over St Poelten in their opener.
In Group A Laura Freigang headed Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 ahead of champions Barcelona, which stormed back with a double from 20-year-old Salma Paralluelo either side of a thundering Mariona Caldentay shot to claim a 3-1 away win.
After a 5-0 win over Benfica in its opening group game Barcelona now tops Group A with six points
Benfica beat Sweden’s Rosengard 1-0 thanks to Francisca Nazareth’s low shot into the corner in 55 minutes, leaving the Portuguese on three points along with Frankfurt.
On Thursday Paris Saint-Germain hosts Bayern Munich while Chelsea hosts another French side Paris FC, Hacken of Sweden takes on Real Madrid and Roma plays Ajax.
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