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OL-PSG: A huge disappointment (1-2)

Published on 18 April 2021 at 2:00 PM
OL - PSG : Une immense déception (1-2)
OL lost 2-1 to PSG in the second leg of the quarterfinals of the Women's Champions League. The goal that the team had scored in the first leg and then Macario's opening goal were not enough to pave a the path into the last four, ending their historic reign.

Key moments

4'. Goal by Macario who gets on to a pass threaded from Majri to Cascarino to score in the empty goal. 1-0.
8'. Dabritz hits the post after beating Bouhaddi.
11'. Diani's diving header comes close to finding the net.
25'. Geyoro scores from a very tight angle. 1-1.
56'. Katoto's off-balance effort lands in in Bouhaddi's gloves.
61'. Renard scores an own goal, deflecting a cross in with her foot. 1-2.
67'. Renard's header is contolled by Endler.
74'. High class save by Bouhaddi to deny Bachmann.
90 + 3'. Miraculous save by Endler to keep out Malard...


Match summary

Almost a month after the first leg, the Lyonnaises and Parisiennes finally got back into action on the European stage. Jean-Luc Vasseur’s team, affected by numerous cases of COVID-19 following the 1-0 victory at the Parc des Princes, had long been deprived of training and even competition since March 27. The challenge was therefore immense against a PSG in top form. As many would have thought, the goal was not just to manage the narrow first-leg lead. On the contrary, Macario only needed three minutes to give her teammates the lead on the night. However, the visitors were far from daunted by this turn of events and immediately had several chances, and logically succeeded over the course of a very intense half, one which was dominated by the visitors.

Nothing was over, then, and OL's advantage was narrow. Anything was possible, even after an unfortunate deflected own goal by captain Wendie Renard who beat her own goalkeeper to hand PSG the advantage. There was now no choice but to attack, and the experienced Henry and Le Sommer were thrown on by the coach to generate a reaction. But it was slow in coming as the minutes ticked by and the Parisians themselves remained threatening. The end of the match was wild, which clearly did not  help the bring about success for Les Fenottes, whose legs were heavy indeed. Malard, however, had a chance to hit the winner... until Endler came up with a miraculous save, one which eliminated OL from the Women's Champions League. A huge disappointment...


Match details

At Groupama Stadium, Décines. 

UWCL (Quarterfinal second leg): OL-Paris Saint-Germain 1-2 (1-1)

Referee: Ivana Martincic. Attendance: Behind closed doors.

Goals: Macario (4') for 'OL. Geyoro (25'), Renard (61' og) for PSG. 

Bookings: Morroni (66') for PSG. Henry (73') for OL.

OL: Bouhaddi - Carpenter, Buchanan, Renard (cap.), Karchaoui (Bacha, 83') - Marozsan, Damaris (Kumagai, 83') - Cascarino, Macario (Malard, 75'), Majri (Henry, 66') - Parris (Le Sommer, 66'). Manager: Jean-Luc Vasseur. 

PSG: Endler - Lawrence, Paredes (cap.), Dudek, Morroni - Geyoro, Formiga (Bachmann, 71'), Dabritz - Diani (Cook, 87'), Katoto, Baltimore (Huitema, 82'). Manager: Olivier Echouafni.


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