Lyon beat Monterrey 4-0 to win the International Champions Cup

by: ANNE M. PETERSON, Associated Press

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Lindsey Horan scored twice as Lyon beat Monterrey 4-0 on Saturday night to win the Women’s International Champions Cup.

Chelsea beat the Portland Thorns 1-0 in the consolation match at Providence Park in Portland.

Las Rayadas started well to the delight of enthusiastic Monterrey fans. Goalkeeper Alex Godinez dove to stop a shot from Lyonnaise Delphine Cascarino in the 14th minute.

But Horan converted from the penalty spot in the 39th minute to put Lyon back in front. Horan, who is on loan at Lyon from the Thorns, gave the crowd kisses after scoring.

Moments later, she added a second goal and Lyon led 2-0 at the break.

Sara Dabritz extended Lyon’s lead with a goal in the 53rd minute, and Signe Bruun capped the scoring in the 64th.

In the previous match, Chelsea’s Guro Reiten scored the only goal in the 64th minute.

All four teams in the tournament earned a spot on the pitch through championships in their respective leagues. Lyon have won the Champions League and the French championship while Chelsea are champions of the Women’s Super League.

Monterrey were the winners of the 2021 Apertura in Liga MX, and the Thorns of the National Women’s Soccer League were the winners of the Supporters Shield and the Challenge Cup last year.

The Thorns were the 2021 WICC champions.


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