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”

The View From France

Jean-Pierre Thiesset summarizes the France Cup 2022 Final. Above: Paris St. Germain lift the France Cup after their 8-0 win over Football Féminin Yzeure Allier Auvergne. Photo: PSG Feminines. Paris Saint-Germain (D1) won 8-0 against Football Féminin Yzeure Allier Auvergne (D2). This final took place in Dijon in front of a crowd of 7 000 spectators,Continue reading “The View From France”

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”

Lyon Show PSG Who Is The Boss!

Impetus‘ French editor Jean-Pierre Thiesset was pitchside EXCLUSIVELY for us as Olympique Lyonnais recorded a sensational result against their big rivals Paris St. Germain. He also rounds up all the weekend’s other action in the D1 Arkema 15/11/21. Above: Ada Hegerberg converts Ellie Carpenter’s cross to put Lyon 5-1 up over Paris St. Germain. Photo:Continue reading “Lyon Show PSG Who Is The Boss!”

The Women’s Cup: Racing Louisville Mixing With The Big Guns

Racing Louisville started playing in the NWSL this year.  The club was built on ambition: the ambition to win, the ambition to raise standards and ultimately the ambition to be the best in the world.  This week they welcomed three of the world’s top teams for The Women’s Cup, proving that their ambition can beContinue reading “The Women’s Cup: Racing Louisville Mixing With The Big Guns”