August 3, 2021

Parisiennes in a strong position for the title of French champions

Paris-Saint-Germain have opened up an avenue to clinch their first French women’s football title after reducing a 0-0 draw from their trip to Lyon on Sunday May 30, a result in the form of a handover. between the two clubs. The meeting which was to be disputed initially on March 13 had been postponed due to cases of Covid-19 in the Parisian workforce.

The Parisiennes, who remain at the head of the D1 with one point ahead of the Lyonnaises (2e minute), however, will still have to win, Friday, at home against Dijon on the last day to be crowned, while OL will receive, at the same time, FC Fleury. These two opponents are very affordable for both clubs and the positions should not move with, as a consequence, the loss of the title for Lyon after fourteen years of hegemony.

During the season, Paris proved to be the best team in France. PSG had beaten OL on November 20 at the Parc des Princes (1-0) and, on this occasion, seemed able to undermine the supremacy of Olympique Lyonnais who will thus remain on a white season, a first since 2006.

The Parisian team also eliminated Lyon in the quarter-finals of the Champions League in April (0-1, 2-1) before losing in the semi-finals against Barcelona, ​​future winner of the event. And for the whole of the Rhone club, which dominated French football among boys, seven times champion from 2002 to 2008 and winner of the Coupe de la Ligue (2001), it is also the first time in twenty years that no reward does not fill the trophy cabinet.

A harmless Lyon

On the match, PSG, who controlled the match, created the best opportunities in the first period with actions from Kadidiatou Diani (5e and 38e), Sandy Baltimore (11e), Ramona Bachman (28e) or Signe Bruun after half-time (63e).

For its part, the replacement, on April 27, of coach Jean-Luc Vasseur by Sonia Bompastor, head of the Academy and former emblematic player of the club, has not yet brought the expected effects. The collective game remains as weak as ever.

Against PSG, the Lyonnaises, still deprived of Griedge M’Bock in defense, Ada Hegerberg in attack, absences to which Eugenie Le Sommer’s last-minute package was added were dominated in the midfield.

Slow in the offensive animation, they were not able to sufficiently carry the danger on the goal of the goalkeeper Christiane Endler, announced in Lyon. The Chilean had a fairly quiet evening with only two chances for Lyon, a recovery from the head of Amandine Henry (36e) and a shot above Sakina Karchaoui (40th). And the starters of Melvine Malard (70e), Saki Kumagaï (70)e) or Janice Cayman (70e) did not upset the balance of the meeting.

A very disappointing assessment which proves the president of OL, Jean-Michel Aulas, who had mentioned, at the time of the enthronement of Bompastor, “A disintegration of the game for several seasons”, which the PSG benefited from this year.

The World with AFP