The View from France

Jean-Pierre Thiesset summarizes the 20th round of the 2022-2023 D1 Arkema season (9/5/23).

Above: Fleury in possession against Montpellier at the weekend. Photo: FC Fleury 91 Feminines.

Dijon 0-3 Olympique Lyonnais

Lyon were comfortable winners in a match in which they dominated from start to finish, enjoying 66% possession, eight corners, and 17 shots, of which eight were on target. Goals: Lyon – Vanessa Gilles (7), Vicki Becho (44), Ada Hegerberg (69).  

Paris Saint-Germain 0–0 Paris FC

In the Paris derby, PSG enjoyed more than 70% possession but with Marie-Antoinette Katoto still absent and Kadidiatou Diani injured for three weeks, they could not score.

Fleury 1-2 Montpellier

In an even encounter, the absence of Léa Le Garrec did not allow Fleury to play their usual game. Montpellier were more efficient and scored twice. The loss puts Fleury’s qualification the Champions League next season in jeopardy, especially with Paris FC earning a draw at Paris Saint-Germain. Fleury’s Sarah Kassi was sent off for a second yellow card on 88 minutes. Goals: Fleury – Ewelina Kamczyk (4). Montpellier – Maëlle Lakrar (29), Nérilia Mondésir (57).

Rodez 1-1 Bordeaux

Bordeaux dominated this game but could not force a win. The draw means Rodez still have a chance to retain their D1 Arkema status for another season. Goals: Rodez – Océane Saunier (54). Bordeaux – Shameeta Fishley (47).

Soyaux 1-2 Guingamp

Guingamp dominated the game and, with the victory, coming via an injury-time goal in the second half, they have guaranteed their place in next season’s D1 Arkema. Goals: Soyaux – Morgane Belkhiter (35). Guingamp – Sarah Cambot (48), Alison Peniguel (90+4).

Le Havre 0–5 Reims

In a well-balanced game according to the match statistics, Le Havre could not score even though they had six corners and twelve shots. Goals: Reims – Melchie Dumornay (48, 77), Rofiat Imuran (54), Kelly Gadea (70, Own Goal), Shana Soukeyna Nathalie Chossenotte (90+2).

Table From: D1 Arkema.


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