Farrell leads Saracens to title against injury-hit Racing

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Sarracens-copySaracens’ celebrate winning the European Rugby Champions Cup Final with the trophy Action Images via Reuters

Reuters:  Saracens became the first team to win all their games in the European Champions Cup when Owen Farell’s seven penalties earned them a maiden title with a 21-9 victory over Racing 92 on Saturday in Lyon.

Racing, who replied with Johan Goosen’s three penalties, were relying on Dan Carter but the New Zealand flyhalf limped off the field early in the second half to join scrumhalf Maxime Machenaud on the sidelines.

Saracens are the first English club to win Europe’s premium club competition since Wasps triumphed in 2007.

“We have had big disappointments but each time we have come back stronger and we are happy to have finally done it,” said man of the match Maro Itoje.

“We knew this was a game we could win, we had the form coming into the game, we knew if we do what we do, dominate the gameline, then we could win. We will enjoy tonight and build on from there.”

“They were just a bit better in every department of the game and Carter did not have a good day, with a calf injury,” said Racing president Jacky Lorenzetti.