The View From France

Jean-Pierre Thiesset summarizes the ninth round of D1 Arkema.

Above: Fleury celebrate their 6-2 win over Guingamp. Photo: @FCF91_Feminines.

Soyaux won 2-1 at home against Saint-Etienne. In an equal game between two teams which were both at the bottom of the table, Soyaux scored twice in the last 20 minutes. With this win, Soyaux are now three points ahead of Saint-Etienne who continue their poor run and stay bottom. Goals for Soyaux: Shana Battouri (71’), Anissa Lahmari (82’). Goal for Saint-Etienne: Marie-Charlotte Léger (20’ OG).

Paris FC won away from home 2-0 against Dijon. Paris FC dominated this game with 67% of possession. This win ensures that they stay third, three points ahead of Fleury. Goals for Paris FC: Coumba Sow (53’), Ouleymata Sarr (80’).

Fleury won 6-2 at home against Guingamp. In a game marginally dominated by Guingamp (58% of possession), Fleury was a lot more efficient. With this win, Fleury stay close to Paris FC and still have a chance to grab third place in the table. Katriina Talaslahti couldn’t do anything to prevent the two goals from Guingamp, the first being an own goal from her teammate Charlotte Fernandes and the second a penalty. Goals for Fleury: Marine Dafeur (8’), Dominika Grabowska (34’), Nikola Karczewska (59’, 69’), Marie Levasseur (71’), Julie D’Ebever (76’). Goals for Guingamp: Charlotte Fernandes (55’ OG), Aissata Traoré (88’ penalty).

Above: Lena Petermann dispatches her penalty for the winning goal for Montpellier at Bordeaux. Photo: @MontpellierHSC.

Montpellier won 1-0 away from home against Bordeaux. In a game that saw Bordeaux gain 59% of possession and have 12 shots, Montpellier scored the only goal from a penalty at the end of the first half. Bordeaux could have had a penalty too and lost a game that they should have won. This result now puts Montpellier fifth in the table two points ahead of Bordeaux. Goal for Montpellier: Lena Petermann (39’ pen).

Paris Saint-Germain won at home 7-0 against Reims. Paris SG gave Reims a chance to score and dominated this game with 77% of possession, 651 passes with 88% successful, 19 shots with 14 on target, and three corners. Goals for Paris SG: Léa Khelifi (5’, 38’), Paulina Dudek (25’), Kadidiatou Diani (45’, 85’ pen), Sandy Baltimore (55’ pen), Jordyn Huitema (74’).

Olympique Lyonnais won 4-0 away from home against Issy. Lyon controlled the game with 74% of possession, 623 passes with 85% successful, 32 shots with 16 on target, and nine corners. Without a great performance from their goalkeeper, Cosette Jolee Morché, the score would have been even greater. Selma Bacha, who played left piston of Lyon attack, delivered another good performance with the following personal statistics (recorded by Jean-Pierre Thiesset during the game): 69 balls played, 38 passes with 91% successful, eight crosses. Goals for Lyon: Melvine Malard (4’), Catarina Macario (5’), Signe Bruun (71’), Ada Hegerberg (79’).

Above: Olympique Lyonnais dominate in the air away to Issy. Photo: @OLFeminin

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