Chelsea To Take On World’s Best & Announce Big New Signing

It’s been a busy day of announcements from the FAWSL champions. We hear from Blues boss Emma Hayes on her team’s summer showdowns with top European and North American sides plus the arrival of Ève Perisset (8/6/22). Above: Ève Perisset signs on the dotted line after joining Chelsea from Paris St. Germain today. Photo suppliedContinue reading “Chelsea To Take On World’s Best & Announce Big New Signing”

The View From France

Jean-Pierre Thiesset summarizes the 22nd and final round of D1 Arkema where he was at the Groupama Training Centre for us to watch Olympique Lyonnais lift the title (3/6/22). Above: Olympique Lyonnais celebrate their fifteenth D1 title success. Photo: Jean-Pierre Thiesset for Impetus. Olympique Lyonnais lifted the D1 championship trophy for the fifteenth time afterContinue reading “The View From France”

The View From France

Jean-Pierre Thiesset summarizes the 21st round of D1 Arkema (31/5/22). Above: Olympique Lyonnais celebrate their D1 title after beating rivals Paris St. Germain. Photo: OL Feminin. Olympique Lyonnais sealed their 15th D1 Arkema title after defeating closest rivals Paris St. Germain 1-0 in the capital. Whilst PSG had more possession (59%), Lyon were very strongContinue reading “The View From France”

Analysis: Lyon’s Joy Tinged With Carpenter Agony

By Kieran Yap (22/5/22). Above: Olympique Lyonnais celebrate their win over Barcelona in Turin last night. Photo: OL Feminin Barcelona had scored 148 goals and conceded just 11 this season. They were the holders of the trophy, having dismantled a star-studded Chelsea side last time. The Ballon D’or winning Alexia Putellas was in the line-upContinue reading “Analysis: Lyon’s Joy Tinged With Carpenter Agony”

Lyon Success Sets Up Mouthwatering Final With Barcelona

Jean-Pierre Thiesset reviews the UWCL semi-final second leg Paris Saint-Germain against Olympique Lyonnais (2/5/22). Above: Wendie Renard celebrates after clinching Olympique Lyonnais’ place in the UEFA Women’s Champions League Final. Photo: OL Feminin. Olympique Lyonnais won 2-1 away from home against Paris Saint-Germain to complete a 5-3 win on aggregate to set up a placeContinue reading “Lyon Success Sets Up Mouthwatering Final With Barcelona”

Impetus’ Trip To The Champions League Semi-Final

Jean-Pierre Thiesset was pitch-side for Impetus at the first leg of the UEFA Women’s Champions League Semi-Final First Leg tie between Olympique Lyonnais and Paris St. Germain. He reviews the action in words and EXCLUSIVE photos (24/4/22). Above: Olympique Lyonnais jump for joy after Wendie Renard (far right) puts them 1-0 up in the UEFAContinue reading “Impetus’ Trip To The Champions League Semi-Final”

Lyon and PSG Set Up Last Four Champions League Clash

Jean-Pierre Thiesset was pitchside for Impetus at the UEFA Women’s Champions League Quarter-Final matches between Olympique Lyonnais and Juventus. He reviews that match in words and EXCLUSIVE photos and rounds up the action between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich (3/4/22). Above: Ada Hegerberg puts Lyon ahead with a header from Selma Bacha’s cross against Juventus.Continue reading “Lyon and PSG Set Up Last Four Champions League Clash”

Lyon Sent Packing By PSG

Paris St. Germain 3-0 Olympique Lyonnais By Jean-Pierre Thiesset (29/1/22) Above: Paris St. Germain celebrate during their superb performance in defeating Olympique Lyonnais today. Photo: PSG Feminines. In a game without any Lyon fans, because Paris St. Germain decided to play in a stadium where only 250 spectators were allowed, the home side ran outContinue reading “Lyon Sent Packing By PSG”

Impetus 2021 Awards

It’s been another great year for women’s football and seven Impetus writers, Ben Gilby, Catherine Paquette, Darrell Allen, Jean-Pierre Thiesset, Kate Tigchelaar, Kieran Yap, and Kris Goman highlight their player, coach, moment, and unsung hero of the year. In true Impetus style, there are representatives from the top flight and grassroots levels of the women’sContinue reading “Impetus 2021 Awards”

Bacha’s Influence Seals Lyon Win

Olympique Lyonnais 4-0 BK Häcken  Words and Pictures by Jean-Pierre Thiesset direct from the Groupama Training Centre (18/12/21). Above: Catarina Macario in action for Lyon during the game against BK Häcken. Photo: Jean-Pierre Thiesset for Impetus. As expected in a game between the top UEFA-ranked side, Olympique Lyonnais, and 27th placed BK Häcken, this gameContinue reading “Bacha’s Influence Seals Lyon Win”