OL Women - Toulouse: 6-0
OL women did not hold back on this first day of the season, on Sunday afternoon at the Plaine des Sports at Gerland. Against a relatively young team of Toulouse, Patrice Lair’s players sometimes lacked inspiration during the first half, before crushing their opponents after the break.
Lara Dickenmann turned around the situation after a quarter of an hour, picking up with a sliding tackle the cross played in by Lotta Schelin (1-0, 16’). From a similar action, the new recruit Eugenie Le Sommer offered the second goal to Louisa Necib just before the break (2-0, 45’), in front of an enthusiastic audience.
After chasing the ball throughout the first period, the Toulouse players broke down after the break, conceding two goals from Eugenie Le Sommer (3-0, 47’) and Lara Dickenmann (4-0, 49’). Each time, the keeper Karima Benameur was left all alone. Sandrine Bretigny, who came on as a substitute, finished off proceedings. At first with a fantastic move which was finished with a volley just under the bar (5-0, 73’), then by winning a one on one situation with her right foot (6-0, 83’). The OL striker inaugurated in the most beautiful way her new nickname: "Bretbull, it gives you wings".
Thanks to this first victory, OL have taken first place in the D1, taking advantage of PSG’s 3-1 defeat at Montpellier, and the 1-1 draw between Juvisy and Henin-Beaumont.
OL Women line-up:
Bouhaddi - Franco, Georges (c.), Viguier, Renard - Henry (Stensland 59’), Cruz, Nécib (Kaci 75’) - Le Sommer, Dickenmann, Schelin (Brétigny 53’).