The View from France

Jean-Pierre Thiesset summarizes the 14th round of 2022-2023 D1 Arkema season. Plus, a photo gallery of the game Rodez versus Olympique Lyonnais from pitch side. (7/2/23).

Above: Alice Sombath crosses the ball in for Lyon at Rodez. Photo: Jean-Pierre Thiesset for Impetus.

Bordeaux 0-2 Montpellier

Montpellier won this important game in the race for the third place. With this loss, Bordeaux sits in the middle of the table and should now be worried about the rest of this season. Goals: Montpellier – Celeste Boureille (26), Dominika Skorvankova (48). 

Paris FC 2-0 Dijon

In a game largely dominated by Paris FC, Dijon never really had the opportunity to score. Paris FC consolidated third spot with the win and both Fleury and Montpellier lie two points behind. Goals: Paris FC – Mathilde Bourdieu (53), Gaëtane Thiney (78).

Soyaux 0-4 Fleury

A big win away from home for Fleury keeping them in the race for third place. Soyaux are still at the bottom of the standings and in bad shape. Goals: Fleury – Ewelina Kamczyk (45+1), Inès Konan (45+4), Ipek Kaya (55 Own goal), Rosemonde Kouassi (80).

Guingamp 2-0 Reims

In the surprise of this round of matches, sixth-placed Reims came unstuck against tenth-placed Guingamp. Reims missed a penalty on 77 minutes before two late goals won the match for Guingamp. Goals: Guingamp – Aïssata Traoré (85, 89).

Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 Le Havre

A difficult game for Paris SG against a Le Havre team that tried to play their game even though Paris SG had 75% possession. The sides were level until a 69th minute penalty and, until then it seemed that Paris SG will not be able to score another goal and that Le Havre would get their draw. Goal: Paris SG – Lieke Martens (44), Kadidiatou Diani (69 Penalty), Laurina Fazer (90+3); Le Havre – Nadjma Ali Nadjim (47).

Rodez 0-5 Olympique Lyonnais

Lyon stay on top of D1 Arkema with this win against a weak Rodez team who face a struggle to avoid relegation. Even though Rodez started strongly, it wasn’t long before the visitors took control. With a little bit more efficiency, Lyon could have doubled their tally. The young Rodez’s goalkeeper, Marie-Morgane Sieber, put in a strong performance to restrict Lyon on several occasions. Dzsenifer Marozsan, who scored twice, was elected player of the match. Amel Majri, for her return on the pitch after giving birth to a beautiful little girl, scored the 8,000th goal in Olympique Lyonnais history with a penalty. Ellie Carpenter was back after 8 months and 14 days off after her ACL injury, entering the game on 63 minutes and looking in good shape. Goals: Lyon – Delphine Cascarino (21), Wendie Renard (40 Penalty), Dzsenifer Marozsan (43, 45+1), Amel Majri (58 Penalty).

Jean-Pierre Thiesset’s EXCLUSIVE pitchside photo gallery from Lyon’s win at Rodez:

Jean-Pierre Thiesset’s separate gallery of Ellie Carpenter’s return from injury at the game can be seen by clicking here:

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