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83,132 people watched the Lionesses lift another trophy.

The Lionesses won 4-2 on penalties, which made them the first ever winners of the women's Finalissima!

With this being the first Women’s Finalissima it definitely didn’t disappoint. The Lionesses scored early through Ella Toone, which showed that they were ready to roar another trophy home. Alessia Russo, Lauren James and Lauren Hemp as the front three, the English fans were put in acomfortable position whilst watching, as they knew these Lionesses would constantly attack with pace and a high intensity. With Brazil, it was the small one touch passes to try and create the space in behind, which tested the new Lionesses back four. Brazilian midfielder Kerolin could of had a few goals for herself. Many a time she was ready for a ball to be played to the outside of the box for her to shoot. And with one she tested Mary Earps to the maximum when she punched it over the crossbar early into the second half.

The pressure that Pia Sundhage's side created, especially in the second half, caused England to make a lot of last minutes tackles and blocks.


But in the 90+1 minute they managed to equalise, after Earps spilled a cross and Alves puts it home to take it to penalties.


Leticia saved Toone’s penalty, which meant Brazil had the upper hand, but after Earps making yet another great save, and Rafaelle hitting the crossbar all Chloe Kelly had to do was score.


Which she did, a right footed shot to the low left hand corner the Finallissima trophy went to the Lionesses.

Both sides will be looking to win the World Cup in the summer, but potentially be without some important players.


For Sarina Wiegman’s side this consists of Euros golden boot winner Beth Mead, as she is expected to return after her ACL injury, she got against Manchester United, just after the World Cup.


For Brazil they could be without their star striker Marta. She has scored 115 goals so far for Brazil, which makes her their record goal scorer.


Marta has said before this may be her last World Cup, so there is lots riding on hoping she can be injury free in time. The Lionesses take their unbeaten run to 30 games with this form, could Lean Williamson be lifting another trophy in the summer?



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