And now Juvisy
Lyon’s women have ideally launched their series of three matches against direct competitors for the title. Before receiving PSG in the next league match, the league leaders went and won 2-1 there on Wednesday night, maintaining a lead of 6 points over Montpellier winners yesterday against Toulouse (5-1)
On a synthetic field of questionable quality, Patrice Lair’s players were able to reverse the trend after having fallen behind, and did not return unscathed from this trip: "We eased up on the work on Saturday morning because legs were heavy, I hope that we will have enough juice to put in a good match against Juvisy. Elodie Thomis and Lotta Schelin are gradually getting back their rhythm, we don’t have many more players in the infirmary, it's a good thing" said the Lyon coach who admits that a 14th success in as many meetings opens the door to a new title.
In the first match of the season between the two sides, Lyon legitimately won 3-1, after dominating the match. Since then, Juvisy have left some feathers on the road, including last weekend by conceding a 3-3 draw against the bottom club Yzeure Allier. The last team to defeat OL in the D1 about ten months ago (2-0), the club from the Paris region currently 4th in the league hopes to revive their season against Lyon. A few weeks before the quarter-finals of the Champions League, the confrontation between the two French representatives still qualified will have a European flavor.
Goalkeepers: Pons, Peyraud-Magnin (uncertain)
Defenders: Georges, Renard, Viguier, Bompastor, Dusang
Midfielders: Cruz, Abily, Nécib, Henry, Kaci
Forwards: Schelin, Le Sommer, Dickenmann, Thomis, Brétigny
Injuries: Bouhaddi (hand), Franco (knee), Stensland (back)