As usual when it comes to the title fight in French football, it was between Paris Saint Germain and Olympique Lyon. A special cup final, of course, considering that the two big teams have not played a competitive match since February when the French league closed down.
And it would be weirder. After just over ten minutes of play, the arena in Auxerre was hit by a power outage. The players were sent to the locker rooms but were able to continue the meeting shortly after.
Earlier this summer, the decision was made that the final would be viewed by an audience on site despite the prevailing corona pandemic. This was also the case and in front of the eyes of the more than 5,000 present with obligatory face masks at the Stade de l'Abbé-Deschamps, the two finalists kicked off the match.
Lyon had most of the game but could never get a hole in the talented Christiane Endler in the Paris goal and after 90 goalless minutes the match went straight to penalties. Once there, the same Endler looked to be the hero when she saved Lyon's fourth penalty hit Eugenie Le Sommer. Endler himself stepped up to the penalty spot with the chance to put great pressure on Lyon with then the cage keeper shot into the crossbar.
Instead, Lucy Bronze showed great coldness when she put Lyon's fifth penalty. With enormous pressure on her 20-year-old shoulders, Lea Khelifi missed, substituted just for the penalty shootout, for PSG and the trophy ended up in the hands of the Olympics for the ninth time.