Wolfsburg stun Lyon to secure historic treble
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Wolfsburg completed a historic treble by winning the UEFA Women's Champions League against favourites Lyon 1-0 - and player of the match Lena Gossling hailed the achievement as a "dream".

Lyon, who have appeared in the last four Champions League finals, had won 35 of their 36 matches in all competitions this season, securing a seventh consecutive French league title in the process. The French giants came into the game hoping to win the competition for a record third year in succession, but were made to pay for failures in front of goal at Stamford Bridge.

Having won the Bundesliga and German Cup in the past fortnight, Wolfsburg completed a famous treble as Martina Muller's penalty secured the victory. The feat is all the more impressive given Die Wolfinnen had never won a major trophy before this year.

The upset victory kicks off what will be quite a week for German football, with Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund meeting in the men's final at Wembley this weekend, meaning male and female European champions hailing from the same country is now assured for the first time.

A number of Bayern and Borussia fans cheered on Wolfsburg in west London and midfielder Gossling was taken aback by the whole occasion. "I just can't take it in yet," she said.

"The way everything has happened over the last two weeks is just a dream. It was a great team performance that we gave here today and really it is very difficult for me to put this over in words right at this moment."

Wolfsburg coach Ralf Kellermann echoed her sentiments, saying: "I think we had a tactical master performance here. "It is difficult to take in. I love these English stadiums and I am absolutely delighted."

Lyon counterpart Patrice Lair was left ruing what might have been after his side wasted a number of decent chances and saw a strong second-half penalty appeal waved away. "We are very disappointed, even though we do not lose very often," he said.

"We didn't quite do what we needed to do tonight. We waited and waited. We didn't pose enough of a threat and needed to be a bit more effective. Eventually they managed to get the goal and they had that bit extra."