Amandine Henry named official UEFA Women's Champions League final Player of the Match
Saturday, May 21, 2022
Lyon midfielder Amandine Henry has been named Player of the Match for the 2022 UEFA Women's Champions League final.
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Amandine Henry has been named Player of the Match for the 2022 UEFA Women's Champions League final as Lyon beat Barcelona 3-1 in Turin, becoming the first to win the award for a second time since it was introduced in 2017.
Henry was chosen by the UEFA Technical Observer panel, who said: "Henry was the director of the game. She kept the team together. She was always the cover in midfield. Her clever interceptions took pressure off the defence. In attack, she found the openings with great awareness, often with one-touch passes. In the early stage of the game, she opened the scoring with a cracker. That first goal showed the way to victory."
Indeed, Henry's superb opening goal set the tone as Lyon dethroned the holders and won their eighth title. She was previously honoured in 2018, when she equalised in extra time to help Lyon defeat Wolfsburg 4-1 in Kyiv.
Previous final Players of the Match
2021: Aitana Bonmati (Barcelona)
2020: Delphine Cascarino (Lyon)
2019: Ada Hegerberg (Lyon)
2018: Amandine Henry (Lyon)
2017: Dzsenifer Marozsán (Lyon)