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PSG-OL: Wendie Renard saves OL! (1-0)

Published on 24 March 2021 at 6:00 PM
PSG - OL : Wendie Renard délivre l'OL ! (1-0)
After their cancelled match in the league ten days ago, OL and Paris Saint-Germain finally met in the Women’s Champions League quarterfinals. Thanks to a goal from their captain, OL won and took a small lead before the return leg next week at the Groupama Stadium.

Key moments

10'. High pressing from Parris forces Endler into a big save.
11'. Bouhaddi wins a one-on-one against Katoto.
21'. A fine diving save from Bouhaddi keeps out a shot from Diani.
47'. Parris gets the ball in the box but her shot lacks power.
65'. Katoto's header goes over the bar.
71'. Parris' header flashes wide.
85'. Wendie Renard opens the scoring from the penalty spot! 

 

Match summary

It was a massive match between the two best teams in France for the first leg of the Women’s Champions League quarterfinals. In the first minute the Parisienne Diani offered a warning to OL, but her shot was off-target. A few minutes later, a bit of high pressing from Parris offered a chance for the England striker who could not beat Endler. PSG then took control of the match and obtained the best chances, but OL could count on their captains Sarah Bouhaddi and Wendie Renard, who were both impeccable in the first half. The two teams returned to the locker room on level terms, despite the Parisians' domination.

 

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OL were much more enterprising at the start of the second half and spent much of it in the Parisian half of the field. But like the Lyon defence, the Parisian was just as strong. Endler was scarcely troubled in goal and Jean-Luc Vasseur made several changes to energize the attack and record an all-important away goal. With five minutes to go, OL drew a penalty which Wendie Renard converted. Once again the captain answered the call and gave her teammates a major advantage ahead of the second leg, as the Lyonnaises managed to hold on until the final whistle.

 

Match details

At Parc des Princes, Paris

UWCL: (First leg, quarterfinals) PSG-OL 1-0 (0-0)

Referee: Esther Staubli. Attendance: Behind closed doors

Bookings: Paredes (46') for PSG. Majri (7'), Karchaoui (90+4') for OL.

Goals: Wendie Renard (85' pen) for OL.

PSG: Endler - Lawrence, Paredes (cap.), Dudek, Morroni - Formiga, Dabritz (Huitema, 86'), Geyoro - Diani (Bruun, 70'), Bachmann (Baltimore, 61'), Katoto (Nadim, 86').

OL: Bouhaddi - Carpenter, Buchanan, Renard (cap.), Karchaoui - Henry, Kumagai (Damaris, 61'), Maroszan (Le Sommer, 61') - Cascarino (Macario, 75'), Majri (Cayman, 89'), Parris (Malard, 75').

 

 

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