UWCL: A perfect evening (0-3)
The players of Sonia Bompastor managed their first group stage match of the UWCL perfectly. A good action started by Danielle van de Donk and finished by Melvine Malard quickly put the team on the right track. On a synthetic pitch and in the pouring rain, the going was tough. The Swedes were also giving their own but the Olympian defense remained vigilant. The Lyonnaises started the second half very strongly with two goals in quick succession. The highlight of this match would be the return, in the 78th minute, of Ada Hegerberg. 625 days after her last match, our Ballon d'Or winner played a few minutes with her family in attendance.
The next match for the Lyonnaises will take place on Thursday 14 October at 9:00 p.m. against Benfica!
5' Van de Donk intercepts a high ball and tries a lobbed effort, but the opposing 'keeper is not troubled.
10' GOAL! Danielle van de Donk beats with the opposing defenders, breaks into the box and then cuts back for Melvine Malard who finishes her shot perfectly! 0-1!
22' Catarina Macario makes a good run in front of goal but her shot is well-captured by Falk.
34' Signe Bruun has a header just off-target. On the corner that follows Catarina Macario is in a good position to finish but her effort is blocked at the last minute.
45' Just before the break Bruun gives himself a great opportunity. Her half-volley is deflected by the goalkeeper onto her crossbar!
48' GOAL! What a start! The Lyonnaises score a second goal thanks to Catarina Macario who punches home a volley on a ball poorly cleared by the defense! 0-2!
53' GOAL! A corner by Danielle van de Donk is put into her own net by Larsen, the Swedish defender! 0-3!
72' Catarina Macario has a free kick but it goes over the bar.
78' SHE IS BACK! 625 days after her last match played, Ada Hegerberg comes on for Catarina Macario!