The View From France

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

Above: Olympique Lyonnais’ Ellie Carpenter salutes the crowd after her team’s 2-1 win at Paris FC. Photo: @OLFeminin

Fleury won 1-0 at home against Issy. In a game dominated by the hosts (66% of possession and 17 shots), we had to wait the 71st minute to see Fleury score. If they had been a little bit more efficient, they could have scored more. With this win, Fleury stay fourth place in the table but are now only one point behind Paris FC. Goal for Fleury from Nikola Karczewska (71).

Above: Nikola Karczewska, Fleury’s goalscorer. Photo: @FCF91_feminines.

Reims won 1-0 away from home against Saint-Etienne. Saint-Etienne edged the possession with 60%, but was not able to score, whilst Reims obtained a penalty which was scored by Rachel Corboz in the 15th minute. Goal for Reims from Rachel Corboz (15 penalty).

Montpellier won 1-0 away from home against Soyaux. With this win, Montpellier are now five points ahead of Bordeaux. Goal for Montpellier from Dominika Skorvankova (20).

Above: Montpellier celebrate after Dominika Skorvankova’s winning goal at Soyaux. Photo: @MontpellierHSC

Guingamp obtained a 1-1 at Dijon. In an even game, Dijon were not able to do better than a draw. Both teams have the same results over the past five games: Lost, Draw, Lost, Draw, Draw. Goal for Dijon from Desire Oparanozie (19). Goal for Guingamp from Héloïse Mansuy (52).

Paris Saint-Germain won at home 1-0 against Bordeaux. Paris SG dominated this game with 70% of possession, 29 shots with 11 on target. However, they were not efficient enough to score in the first half and scored only once in the second half. Goal for Paris SG from Sakina Karchaoui (69).

Above: Selma Bacha, who delivered a decisive pass for Ada Hegerberg to score Lyon’s second at Paris FC. Photo: @OLFeminin

Olympique Lyonnais won 2-1 away from home against third-placed Paris FC. This game was level pegging with Paris FC trying to play offensively against a team stronger on paper in Lyon. It was clear that Lyon were tired from Champions League tie against Benfica in Portugal during midweek. Positively for Lyon, Delphine Cascarino unlocked the game with an individual goal after 38 minutes and Selma Bacha delivered a perfect pass to Ada Hegerberg a minute later for the second goal. Goals for Lyon from Delphine Cascarino (38), Ada Hegerberg (39). Goal for Paris FC from Théa Greboval (45+1). Red card for Sophie Vaysse (64), Paris FC.

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