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This Goalkeeper Just Won The Champions League In The Unlikeliest Way

She stepped up when she was needed.

02/06/2017 5:32 PM AEST | Updated 13/06/2017 5:02 PM AEST
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Sarah Bouhaddi. You might not know that name but you'll remember it from now on.

It's not every day a goalkeeper scores the final goal in a penalty shootout to seal a win as big as a UEFA Women's Champions League final for their team.

But that's exactly what Bouhaddi did when Olympique Lyonnais, typically known as Lyon, beat French rivals Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on Friday.

Watch the pandemonium that kicked off after her spot-kick below.

Seven shooters from each side stepped up to the penalty spot before PSG's Katarzyna Kiedrzynek finally stood before Bouhaddi in a face-off between goalkeepers with the score at 6-6 and the chance to steal the win at stake, only to send it wide and hand the trophy to Lyon.

And to say Kiedrzynek was heartbroken after a tough 120 minutes of gameplay, a miss-kick and the pressure of saving her opposition number's penalty to stay in the game is probably an understatement.

The win means Lyon's Women's team are the champions of Europe for a record fourth time and have also managed to achieve the French treble (meaning they won trophies in the French national league, the French league knockout competition and the UEFA Champions League) for the second year in a row after replicating their take down of PSG on May 19 in another 7-6 penalty shootout thriller.

And gee were they ready to celebrate.

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