OL's dynasty continues with 13th straight D1 Féminine crown!
AS IT HAPPENED.
11'. Le Sommer thwarted in the 1v1 with Mainguy in front of goal.
12'. Bouhaddi deflects Dali's shot off the crossbar.
17'. Dijon's keeper makes a two-time save on a Jaimes volley.
48'. Majri slots it home after a first effort from Le Sommer goes off the bar. 0-1
60'. Bussaglia's effort goes just over the bar.
62'. Le Sommer doubles the lead with a beautiful long-distance shot. 0-2
65'. Mbock scores with a header off a corner kick. 0-3
86'. Perfectly assisted by Cascarino, van de Sanden puts the game to bed. 0-4
THE MATCH .
With numerous starters (Wendie Renard, Lucy Bronze and Dzsenifer Marozsan) rested ahead of Sunday's Women's Champions League semifinal second leg at Chelsea, Lyon came out with an alternative, but highly competitive, side highlighted by Eugenie Le Sommer, wearing the captain's armband, and Sole Jaimes in attack. But OL's offense, led by Amel Majri and van de Sanden on the flanks, was fairly silent by the end of a first half that was nonetheless clearly dominated by the visitors. In fact, Kenza Dali came close to punishing her former teammates, but Sarah Bouhaddi was made a key fingertip save to deflect the shot off the crossbar (12 ').
As has been the case several times this season, Lyon settled matters in the second half. Amel Majri broke the ice with her 16th goal of the season (10th in the league) after Le Sommer's initial attempt hit the post (48', 0-1). The latter doubled the lead with a beauty of a shot from 25 meters out that ricochetted under the crossbar before landing in the back of the net (62 ', 0-2). Griedge Mbock made it a three-goal lead just minutes later with a header off a corner (kick 65 ', 0-3), while Shanice van de Sanden but the game away in the final minutes with a fantastic goal of her own (86 ', 0-4).
With this 19th league victory and this first title of the season in hand, Reynald Pedros are now able to focus on their next goals: namely, the Women's Champions League semifinal return leg at Chelsea, as well as the Coupe de France final on May 8 against LOSC.
THE STAT .
Champions for A 13th consecutive year! After going empty handed its first two seasons of existence, OL's women's team has since seized every single league title since 2007. Exceptional longevity that has allowed the club to win a 25th overall title (13 championships, 7 Coupe de Frances, 5 Women's Champions Leagues) - a number that could rise to 27 by season's end. Wendie Renard has won every trophy with OL, while Lisa Weiss, Carolin Simon, Jessica Fishlock, Eva Kouache, Sole Jaimes, Lorena Azzaro and Melvin Malard have celebrated their first at the club.
BOX SCORE .