OL easily dispose of Ajax en route to Women's Champions League quarterfinals
AS IT HAPPENED.
4' Cascarino's right-footed finish gives OL an early lead. 1-0
8' Cascarino boots in an assist from Majri for the brace. 2-0
17' Renard beats the keeper from close range. 3-0
22' Mbock's free kick deflects off Renard and ends up in the back of the net. 4-0
56' Hegerberg connects a header off a corner kick. 5-0
62' Mbock bags herself a brace. 6-0
69' Majri slots it home with a clinical finish. 7-0
89' Mbock nods in the header for the hat-trick 8-0
93' Lucy Bronze puts the finishing touches on the rout. 9-0
Despite a comfortable 4-0 first leg victory two weeks ago in Amsterdam, OL left nothing to chance Wednesday night in the final 90 minutes of their Round of 16 tie vs. Ajax.
From the moment the opening whistle sounded at a chilly Groupama OL Training Center, the home side came out guns blazing and was already up 2-0 within the first ten minutes on a Delphine Cascarino brace (4', 8'). Captain Wendie Renard then added her name to the scoresheet (17') before deflecting in Griedge Mbock's free kick (22') to make it a four-goal Lyon lead. An absolutely dominating first half that made keeper Lisa Weiss little more than a privileged spectator.
The trashing continued unabated in the second half, with the five-time European champions adding five more goals to the final tally. Ada Hegerberg connected a header that Roddik unwittingly pushed into her own goal (56'). Mbock then added a second goal in her personal account (62'), while Amel Majri took full advantage of a Dzsenifer Marozsan cross (69'). Mbock would strike yet again (89') to make it a hat-trick on the night, and Lucy Bronze (90' + 3') put the finishing touches on the rout.
Groupama OL Training Center, Décines.
UWCL (Round of 16 return leg) : OL – AFC Ajax 9-0 (4-0).
Referee: Katalin Kulcsár (HUN).
Goals: Cascarino (4', 8'), Renard (17'), Mbock (22', 62', 89') and Roddik (own goal, 56'), Majri (69'), Bronze (90+3) for OL.
Bookings: Kumagai (77'), Renard (83') for OL.
AFC Ajax: Kop – van der Most, Akkerman, Roddik (Bakker, 63'), van Es – Schenkel (cap.) (Bakker, 78'), van der Linden, van den Bighelaar – Lewerissa, Jansen, Verhoeve (Munsterman, 78'). Coach: Benno Nihom.
OL: Weiss – Bronze, Mbock, Renard (cap.), Bacha – Fishlock (Laurent, 72'), Kumagai, Henry (Marozsan, 60') - Cascarino (van de Sanden, 61'), Hegerberg, Majri. Coach: Reynald Pedros.