The View From France

Jean-Pierre Thiesset summarizes the 21st round of 2022-2023 D1 Arkema season (23/5/23). Above: Emotion overcomes Signe Bruun after she scores Olympique Lyonnais’ championship-winning goal. Photo: Damien LG. Paris Saint-Germain 0–1 Olympique Lyonnais Olympique Lyonnais won their 16th D1 Arkema title by winning 1-0 against Paris SG in Paris’s Parc des Princes stadium in front ofContinue reading “The View From France”

Caterina, Chelsea and Kerr: What Macario will bring to The Blues

By Genevieve Henry 20/5/23 Above: Catarina Macario for action for Olympique Lyon. Photo: OL Feminin. With USWNT starlet Catarina Macario set to join Chelsea, here’s a look at what she could bring to the Blues. Catarina Macario is a superstar. Anyone with eyes can see that. A prototype of an attacking midfielder, the Brazilian-born playerContinue reading “Caterina, Chelsea and Kerr: What Macario will bring to The Blues”

The View From France

Jean-Pierre Thiesset summarizes the final of Coupe de France and comments the departure of Olympique Lyonnais President Jean-Michel Aulas. Plus, photos of Ellie Carpenter courtesy of Pauline Figuet who was pitch side (16/5/23). Above: Olympique Lyonnais, Winner of their 10th Coupe de France 2-1 against Paris St.Germain. Photo: Damien LG, Olympique Lyonnais. Olympique Lyonnais 2-1Continue reading “The View From France”

Champions League Quarter-Finals

Emmanuel Faith looks back at last week’s first-leg action in the UEFA Women’s Champions League Quarter-Finals before previewing the second legs which begin tonight (29/3/23). Above: Salma celebrates her goal for Barcelona against Roma. Photo: UEFA. When four different matches end in a 1-0 scoreline, you can imagine the difficulty, intensity, and quality of theContinue reading “Champions League Quarter-Finals”

Olympique Lyonnais v Chelsea Photo Gallery

Jean-Pierre Thiesset was pitchside at the Groupama Stadium last night to capture the action as Olympique Lyonnais hosted Chelsea in the Champions League Quarter-Final First Leg (23/3/23). Above: Sam Kerr fires in a shot for Chelsea at Olympique Lyonnais last night. Photo: Jean-Pierre Thiesset for Impetus. Olympique Lyonnais 0-1 Chelsea It’s advantage Chelsea after theContinue reading “Olympique Lyonnais v Chelsea Photo Gallery”

The View From France

Jean-Pierre Thiesset summarizes the 16th round of the 2022/23 D1 Arkema season. Plus, an exclusive photo gallery of Ellie Carpenter during Olympique Lyonnais versus Bordeaux game in the 15th round. Above: Sara Däbritz after scoring Olympique Lyonnais’ first goal from Eugénie Le Sommer’s pass. Photo: Olympique Lyonnais. National Team News Corinne Diacre, head coach ofContinue reading “The View From France”

Ellie Carpenter steps it up in training

Jean-Pierre Thiesset was present at Olympique Lyonnais training for us once more this week on photography duties as their Matildas star Ellie Carpenter continued her impressive recovery from the ACL injury that she suffered in last season’s UEFA Champions League Final (9/2/23). Above: Ellie Carpenter on the ball in training this week. Photo: Jean-Pierre ThiessetContinue reading “Ellie Carpenter steps it up in training”

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,Continue reading “The View from France”

Ellie Carpenter’s return: Exclusive photo gallery

Jean-Pierre Thiesset was pitchside in Rodez for Impetus on Saturday as Olympique Lyonnais’ Australian international Ellie Carpenter made her eagerly awaited return from ACL injury after almost nine months out (5/2/23). Above: Ellie Carpenter back in a familiar pose – charging along the right flank for Olympique Lyonnais at Rodez yesterday. Photo: Jean-Pierre Thiesset forContinue reading “Ellie Carpenter’s return: Exclusive photo gallery”

Ellie Carpenter EXCLUSIVE!

Impetus Jean-Pierre Thiesset, who holds accreditation with European Champions Olympique Lyonnais for us and produces our weekly round-up of French women’s football action, was present at the club’s training session today and brings exciting news and photos on Australian international Ellie Carpenter‘s recovery from an ACL injury (25/1/23). Jean-Pierre Thiesset was at the Groupama TrainingContinue reading “Ellie Carpenter EXCLUSIVE!”