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OL get WICC revenge, take home first trophy of 2019/20

Published on 19 August 2019 at 1:15 AM
WICC : un premier trophée glané pour lancer la saison ! (0-1)
Dzsenifer Marozsán scored a second-half stunner to beat the North Carolina Courage 1-0 in the 2019 Women's International Champions Cup - avenging last year's defeat and winning their first trophy of the campaign ahead of next week's 2019/20 season opener against Marseille.
One year later, Olympique Lyonnais and the North Carolina Courage were once again facing off in the Women's International Champions Cup final. A surprise defeat at the hands of the Americans in 2018 added some extra motivation for  Jean-Luc Vasseur and company, who were also looking to wrap up their preseason with some silverware. As was expected, both sides came out swinging at Sahlen's Stadium and created several chances to open the score. Bronze and Parris were especially active for Lyon in a match that felt nothing like a friendly.

 

renard wicc

 

All that was missing in this high-intensity affair in the North Carolina heat was the final touch. But Dzsenifer Marozsán took care of that in the 57' with a stunning, first-time curler that was a worthy goal of this - or any - final. As expected, the Courage wasted little time in searching for the equalizer, but Bouhaddi was unbeatable in goal and stopped everything that came her way. In the end, Marozsan's stunner was enough for OL to exact revenge for last year and take home their first trophy of 2019/20. A very good sign for what's to come this season. 


 

Dzsenifer Marozsan

It was very important for us to win this trophy because we lost the final last season. It was also important to gain confidence ahead of the start of the championship next week. The atmosphere was fantastic during this tournament.

 

 

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. BOX SCORE .

Sahlen's Stadium de North Carolina.

WICC (final): North Carolina Courage - OL 0-1 (0-0).

Goal: Marozsan (57') for OL. 

Bookings: Bouhaddi (68'), van de Sanden (90+4') for OL.

OL:Bouhaddi - Bronze, Mbock, Renard (cap.), Greenwood - Parris (van de Sanden, 46'), Marozsan, Henry, Majri - Hegerberg, Le Sommer (Kumagai, 61'). Coach: Jean-Luc Vasseur.

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