OL Women go beast mode ahead of Champions League test
LES TEMPS FORTS .
17'. Henry connects with van de Sanden, who gives OL the early lead. 0-1.
21'. Marozsan fires home from the edge of the box. 0-2.
27'. Bronze hits the post, and Hegerberg pounces on the rebound. 0-3.
31'. Asseyi pulls one back for the home side. 1-3.
48'. After Henry strikes the upright, Hegerberg follows up for Le Sommer to restore the three-goal lead. 1-4.
62'. Buchanan scores off Marozsan's free kick. 1-5.
72'. Van de Sanden makes it a brace after a nice assist from Hegerberg. 1-6.
84'. Hegerberg puts the finishing touches on a lethal counter with a brace of her own. 1-7.
A week after qualifying for the Women's Coupe de France final, Lyon made another statement in their return to D1 Féminine action with a 7-1 blowout win over Bordeaux on Saturday.
The perfect dress rehearsal ahead of Wednesday's Champions League quarterfinal first leg against Wolfsburg, while also keeping second-place at arm's in the league standings thanks to a five-point advantage over their closest rival.
And it wasn't just quantity but also quality of goals for Lyon, starting with van de Sanden's opener after a fantastic run from Henry (17', 0-1). Marozsan (21', 0-2) and Hegerberg (27 ', 0-3) soon followed with goals of their own before Asseyi (31 ', 1-3) pulled one back for the hosts. After the break, however, Reynald Pedros' took complete control of the match once again, with Le Sommer restoring the three-goal lead in no time (48 ', 1-4) and Buchanan getting her name on the scoreboard (62', 1-5) before van de Sanden and Hegerberg made it a brace each (72', 1-6 and 84', 1-7) with extreme ruthlessness.
An offensive exhibition that couldn't have come at a better time for Olympique Lyonnais
Reynald Pedros: "It was necessary to play a serious match. The players delivered some beautiful football despite a difficult pitch. Amel (Majri) felt a little bit pain in her thigh and we preferred not to take any chances. It's a perfect afternoon with a very good result. But tomorrow we shift our attention to Wolfsburg. We have some idea of how we will play against them. It's important, before these kinds of matches, to be able to have the whole squad at your disposal."
Wendie Renard: "We prepared well this week. Last week's [Coupe de France] match against Grenoble wasn't too good, so we had to catch up. I was able to get my rhythm back today. Now we can worry about the match against Wolfsburg. We can't wait for Wednesday to come."
BOX SCORE .
Stade Sainte Germaine, Le Bouscat.
D1 Féminine (Match Day 18) : FCG Bordeaux - OL 1-7 (1-3).
Referee: Stéphanie Di Benedetto.
Goals: Asseyi (31') for Bordeaux. van de Sanden (17' and 72'), Marozsan (21'), Hegerberg (27' and 84'), Le Sommer (48') and Buchanan (62') for OL.
Bookings: Sousa (62') for Bordeaux. Bacha (77') and van de Sanden (81') for OL.
FCG Bordeaux: Nayler - Lardez, Sousa, Thibaud, Gilles, Chatelin - Barbance (Tarrieu, 46'), Istillart (cap.) (Karchouni, 39'), Lavogez (Garbino, 85') - Pekel, Asseyi. Coach: Jérôme Dauba.
OL Bouhaddi - Bronze (Mbock, 66'), Buchanan, Renard (cap.), Bacha - Kumagai, Marozsan, Henry (Fishlock, 57') - van de Sanden, Hegerberg, Le Sommer (Cascarino, 66'). Coach: Reynald Pedros.