The View From France

Jean-Pierre Thiesset reports from Lyon’s win against Guingamp and summarizes the fourth round of D1 Arkema.

Above: Daniëlle Van De Donk scores Lyon’s fourth goal in the 86th minute. Photo: Jean-Pierre Thiesset for Impetus.

Olympique Lyonnais won 4-0 at home against Guingamp. Once again, Lyon dominated this game with 66% of possession, 566 passes with 86% of success, and 30 shots including 14 on target while Guingamp had only 301 passes with 71% of success and two shots with one on target. This game saw the comeback of Griedge MBock after 477 days.

Above: Griedge MBock, back on the field. Photo: Jean-Pierre Thiesset for Impetus.

Playing a quick game, as we are used to since Sonia Bompastor has been named coach, Lyon had a lot of opportunities to score but a lack of concentration on the last action, prevented them from scoring more than four goals.

Above: Sonia Bompastor, OL Coach Photo: Jean-Pierre Thiesset for Impetus.

Lyon’s goals came from Melvine Malard (3), Kadeisha Buchanan (48), Emelyne Laurent (72) and Daniëlle Van De Donk (86).

Fleury won 1-0 at home against Soyaux in a game which saw Soyaux have slightly the better of it with 59% of possession. With this second win, first at home, Fleury is now sixth in the table. Their goal came from Nicola Karczewska (39).

Montpellier won away from home against Reims 4-1 despite going behind to a strike from Kessya Busy in the opening minute. Montpellier hit back with goals from Sarah Puntigam (18, 84) and Lena Petermann (27, 31). With this win, Montpellier climb to the fifth place.

Bordeaux won away home against Issy 1-0. Goal for Bordeaux from Melissa Gomes (37), who dominated this game with 68% of possession, 22 shots including seven on target.

Saint-Etienne won away from home 4-0 against Dijon. Goals for Saint-Etienne from Esther Okoronkwo (4, 25), Cindy Caputo (52), and Audrey Chaumette (83). With this first win, Saint-Etienne are now up to seventh place. However, for Dijon, the things are not going very well and they are in eleventh place after three losses.

Paris Saint-Germain, at home, won 4-0 in the derby against Paris FC. Goals for Paris SG from Marie-Antoinette Katoto (18, 26), Kadidiatou Diani (43), and Sara Däbritz (59 on penalty). Paris SG largely dominated largely the game with 58% of possession, 19 shots including 13 on target, 488 passes (83% successful); for Paris FC, 9 shots with only 1 on target, 351 passes (76% successful). With this result, only two teams are yet to lose this season – Lyon and Paris SG.

Table From: Eurosport

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