Thonon Evian - OL : Lyon into the quarterfinals (0-2)
KEY MOMENTS .
7 '. Big save from the opposing 'keeper on a recovery in the area by Cayman.
17 '. Maroszan scores after a cross that hits the post and then a defender. 0-1.
28. Marozsan hits the bar from distance.
32 '. Powerful free kick from Bacha punched away by the goalkeeper.
43 '. Renard scores with a perfectly placed header. 0-2.
68 '. Another header by Renard is cleared off the line by an opponent.
90 + 1. Penalty drawn and then missed by Cascarino.
MATCH SUMMARY .
After an easy qualification against OM in the previous round, this time it was an opponent from D2 who was waiting for OL in the Round of 16 of the Coupe de France. It was a rainy match and on the difficult pitch of Thonon-Evian, the players of Jean-Luc Vasseur left almost nothing to their opponents of the day and largely dominated play despite the difficult playing conditions.
While goalkeeper Lisa Weiss really had nothing to do in the match, Lyon had many chances on the other side of the pitch against a valiant opponent. Dzsenifer Marozsan and Wendie Renard scored in the first period, but a lack of efficiency and the numerous big saves from the opposing goalkeeper did not allow them to add more. Even Delphine Cascarino was frustrated against the latter on a penalty that she herself had won at the very end of the match.
Regardless, the essential has been done a qualification without problem for the quarterfinals of the Coupe de France. The next match in D1 Arkéma on Saturday 8 February away to OM.
THE REACTIONS .
" The goal has been reached. We come back from this trip without injury. The pitch was very difficult to play on. The players were focused and ready. We would have liked to have better playing conditions for the promotion of women's football. The intentions of my players were good despite the context. They are never fazed by this sort of thing; they do not disappoint me ... Griedge Mbock is still a little ill so we will give ourselves a little time to see her come back. Eugenie Le Sommer is running. There will be a quick return. With the sad news about Ada Hegerberg, someone had to be brought in; we had little time. Naomie is delighted to join us. She is a young international player with a lot of potential. She can bring us a lot. "
"We are not used to playing on a pitch like this. Conditions were difficult. But we still managed to score two goals. We mastered the match. "
MATCH DETAILS .
Goals: Marozsan (17'), Renard (43') for OL.
Bookings: Jbarah (22'), Kheli (29'), Jung (43'), Messomo (82') for Thonon. Greenwood (81') for OL.
Thonon : Saunders - Blais, Gimenez, Said (El Mahssini, 79'), Palma - Jung, Mills, Khelif (Amprimo, 85') - Fayolle (cap.), Ndolo, Jbarah (Messomo, 73'). Manager: Dejan Belic.
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