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PSG - OL: Stay on top at the Parc des Princes (9 p.m. on Canal +)

Published on 19 November 2020 at 6:00 AM
PSG - OL : Rester reines au Parc des Princes (21h sur Canal+)
OL travel to PSG field on Friday (9 p.m.), in a big match to start the ninth Matchday in D1 Arkema.

The Parc des Princes will be mepty tonight, but it's a safe bet that this will not slow down the desire of the Lyonnaises and Parisiennes on the pitch. Because the women's matches between OL and PSG have become real epics in recent years.

If the residents of the capital managed to beat OL at home twice in the Coupe de France (2009-2010 semifinal and 2017-2018 final) and once in the Champions League (Round of 16, 2014- 2015), Lyon have never been undone in the league since their first title won in 2006-2007. And this is despite two Parisian wins in 2013-2014 and 2016-2017.

Trophies are rarer in PSG (2) than at Le Musée in OL (31), but that does not mean that the battles have not been fierce. This was demonstrated by the last European semi-final, decided by a header from Wendie Renard (1-0), at the end of August. It was a match emblematic of an OL who does not relent against their bitter enemy, despite sometimes excessive aggressiveness.

It should also be remembered that in the league, the clashes have always been beautiful spectacles. Lyon's last win in the competition (1-0), almost a year ago to the day, in a Groupama Stadium with a record attendance (30,661 spectators), concluded a pleasant evening during which the two sides had many chances.

The first clash between PSG and OL at the Parc des Princes ended in a 1-0 victory for Lyon with a goal by the Swedish legend Lotta Schelin, in a 2015 Champions League semifinal second leg. In 2016 the match ended without any real vibrancy since OL had won 7-0 in the first leg. Tonight, a victory would allow the players of Jean-Luc Vasseur to go five points ahead of their main competitor for the title, and to look to hang on to their crown.

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