The View From France

Above: Catarina Macario scores for Olympique Lyonnais in the 38th minute. Photo: Jean-Pierre Thiesset for Impetus.

By Jean-Pierre Thiesset (14/2/22)

Two games were played on Friday as games cancelled due to COVID were rescheduled.

Paris Saint-Germain at home won 5-0 against Dijon. It was an easy game for Paris SG which completely dominated with 71% possession, 19 shots with 10 on target. Again Marie-Antoinette Katoto scored twice and extended her tally as PSG’s all-time record goalscorer to 134 goals. Goals for Paris SG from Grace Geyoro (3), Marie-Antoinette Katoto (15, 42), Sandy Baltimore (58), Sara Däbritz (70).

Olympique Lyonnais won 8-0 at home against Soyaux. This game was almost too easy for Lyon with the exception of the opening 20 minutes.

Sonia Bompastor, Lyon coach, was missing most of her key players for this game, and this is probably what explain that the first 20 minutes were not so easy. Injured were: Amandine Henry, Damaris Egurrola, Daniële Van De Donk, Christiane Endler, Amel Majri; Sick: Delphine Cascarino, and Perle Morroni; still coming back from injury: Sara Björk Gunnarsdottir and suspended: Eugénie Le Sommer.

Above: Laurine Baga, 18 yers old, in action during the game against Soyaux. Photo: Jean-Pierre Thiesset for Impetus.

So, in this game we saw the young players from Lyon: To start the game, Selma Bacha (21 years old), Emelyne Laurent (23), Inès Benyahia (18), Melvine Malard (21). Coming on as subs: Alice Sombath (18), Laurine Baga (18), Kysha Sylla (18), Celia Bensalem (17). This young team largely dominated the game (62% possession, 27 shots with 15 on target, eight corners). Inès Benyahia scored her first goal in D1 Arkema on her debut, Ada Hegerberg scored three goals and Catarina Macario scored twice. Goals for Lyon from Ada Hegerberg (19, 52, 70), Catarina Macario (38, 86), Griedge MBock (45+1), Melvine Malard (71), Inès Benyahia (77).

Artwork: D1 Arkema.

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