The View From France

Jean-Pierre Thiesset summarizes the 20th round of D1 Arkema. Above: With 45 minutes played, Ada Hegerberg scores for Olympique Lyonnais after being played in by Amandine Henry. Photo: Jean-Pierre Thiesset for Impetus. Montpellier won 3-0 at home against Soyaux. This game was edged by Montpellier (55% possession). However, after their goal at the 12th minute,Continue reading “The View From France”

The View From France

Jean-Pierre Thiesset summarizes the 19th round of D1 Arkema (19/4/22). Above: Katriina Talaslahti makes a save for Fleury against Olympique Lyonnais. Photo: Jean-Pierre Thiesset for Impetus. Reims won 2-1 away from home against Soyaux. In a very even game, Reims was a little bit more efficient. With this win, Reims are now sure to finishContinue reading “The View From France”

The View From France

Jean-Pierre Thiesset summarizes the 18th round of D1 Arkema (5/4/22). Above: Action from Guingamp (red) against Olympique Lyonnais. Photo: OL Feminin. Fleury won 1-0 away to Soyaux. In a game edged by Fleury (57% possession), Soyaux was not able to score as Fleury players showed once more that they know how to play together toContinue reading “The View From France”

The View From France

Jean-Pierre Thiesset summarizes the 17th round of D1 Arkema (22/2/33). Paris Saint-Germain won 2-0 at home against Soyaux. It was a straightforward win for PSG against the team placed 11th in the table. The hosts dominated the game with 72% possession and took the lead after 13 minutes. They were unable to increase their leadContinue reading “The View From France”

The View From France

Jean-Pierre Thiesset summarizes the 16th round of D1 Arkema (15/3/22). What a strange and desperate round! The two “supposedly” best teams in French league could not win. Paris Saint-Germain drew 0-0 with sixth placed Montpellier, and Lyon were held 1-1 against bottom club Saint-Etienne. These two results are not very reassuring with the UEFA WomenContinue reading “The View From France”

The View From France

Above: Action from Olympique Lyonnais’ game at Reims last weekend. Photo: OL Feminin. Jean-Pierre Thiesset summarizes the 15th round of D1 Arkema (3/3/22). Montpellier at home won 2-0 against Dijon. It was an easy game for Montpellier who dominated (64% possession, 19 shots with eight on target). However, they had to wait until the veryContinue reading “The View From France”

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%Continue reading “The View From France”

The View From France

Above: Ellie Carpenter crosses for Melvine Malard to score Olympique Lyonnais’ winning goal against Bordeaux. Photo: Jean-Pierre Thiesset for Impetus. Jean-Pierre Thiesset summarizes the fourteenth round of D1 Arkema (7/2/22). Fleury won 1-0 at home to Montpellier. While they were dominated by Montpellier (62% of possession for Montpellier) who put a lot of pressure onContinue reading “The View From France”

The View From France

Above: Kadidiatou Diani in action for PSG at Saint-Etienne, where she scored her team’s second goal. Photo: PSG Feminines Jean-Pierre Thiesset rounds up the twelfth and the thirteenth rounds of D1 Arkema (24/1/22) Twelfth round (January 15, 2022): This was a much-truncated round of matches with three games postponed: Guingamp-Bordeaux, Olympique Lyonnais-Soyaux, and Paris Saint-Germain-Dijon.Continue reading “The View From France”

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 toContinue reading “The View From France”