Lyon reaping rich rewards of greater gender equality

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Women's Champions League - Semi Final First Leg - Olympique Lyonnais v Chelsea - Groupama Stadium, Lyon, France - April 21, 2019 Olympique Lyonnais players pose for a team group photo before the match REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot

MEYZIEU, France (Reuters) - Olympique Lyonnais president Jean-Michel Aulas was wringing out his women's team shirts in the locker room on a rainy London day eight years ago when he decided it was time to take gender equality more seriously.

It was halftime in their Champions League semi-final second leg against Arsenal at Meadow Park with 507 fans watching and Aulas realised that his players did not have a another kit for the second half.

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