OL-PSG: 500 games for the women's team
Founded in the summer of 2004 following a merger with FC Lyon's women's team, the OL women's team will play its 500th match during Saturday night's (8:45 pm CET) D1 Féminine clash against PSG at Groupama Stadium. In their first official match, played on August 29, 2004, the OL ladies lost 1-0 at home against CNFE, the team of the FFF training center. Since then, Lyon have become synonymous with success: winning 12 D1 Féminine titles, seven Coupe de France trophies and five Champions League titles.
Over 499 previous matches, OL have racked up 428 victories for an astounding 85.6% winning percentage, while also scoring 2,315 goals for an average of 4.63 goals per game. Amazing numbers that reveal just how dominating and spectacular the team has been. A success that symbolizes the dedication of the club and its President Jean-Michel Aulas to women's football. Lyon has also been chosen to host the semifinals and final of the FIFA Women's Cup World 2019™.
Emblematic captain Wendie Renard has the most appearances for the club, with 337 matches played. French forward Eugenie Le Sommer is the top scorer in OL history with 254 goals.
Our 500th match could very well usher in a new club record with it. The current record attendance of 22,050 spectators dates from a 7-0 win over PSG in the Women's Champions League semifinal first leg in 2015-16, and Saturday's D1 Féminine "final" against the capital club is expected to bring in an impressively large number of fans at Groupama Stadium.
With a win, Reynald Pedros' squad will take a huge step towards a historic 13th consecutive league title with just two games remaining, against Dijon and Metz. Finally, Renard would reach 100 goals for Lyon if she finds the back of the net in this marquee matchup versus PSG.