Transfer of power. After seven games without a win in this “women’s classic”, Paris Saint-Germain managed to beat Olympique Lyonnais 1-0 on Friday evening. A great achievement that allows the capital club to catch up with its opponent and take the lead in the women’s D1 ranking with a small point in advance.
PSG had not beaten its rival since May 2018. It was even necessary to go back to December 2016 to find traces of one last success in the competition, the other was achieved in the Coupe de France. Thanks to a lucky goal by Marie-Antoinette Katoto in the 11th minute, made possible by a completely failed defensive intervention by Canadian defender Kadeisha Buchanan, the series ended in the Parc des Princes.
The best winning pressing of Parisiennes
Indeed, it is in the enclosure of the Porte de Saint-Cloud that the competition was held. A first for a women’s D1 match, which could have taken place as the men’s team traveled to Monaco for the 11th day of Ligue 1.
Amid the noise of songs recorded by Parisian supporters, as part of a test that could be extended for the Champions League men’s match against Leipzig, the Parisiennes, who had only scored one goal since the start of the season. , the Lyonnaises have played in full.
The ingredients for success: a high block, a lot of insistence, an excellent midfielder in duels and an impassable captain. Indeed, Spanish defender Irene Paredes beamed against the Lyon attackers who generally missed everything. Delphine Cascarino in particular tried a lot, but mostly failed in her last moves.
Le Sommer and Katoto are injured
“It’s nothing, we’ve done nothing”, Lyon captain Wendie Renard criticized at the end of the match on Canal +. “Paris deserves its win. We didn’t win a duel. All our controls were backwards. There was nothing. We will analyze all this cold, but there are plenty of things to correct”.
For French women’s football, in the midst of a crisis surrounding coach Corinne Deacon’s management, this hook has done some damage to the French team. In the first half, Lyon striker Eugénie Le Sommer had to fall out injured. According to Canal +, she would suffer from an extension in the left thigh. In the second half it was Marie-Antoinette Katoto who had to give up her place after being tackled badly by Wendie Renard. No physical problem, however, for Amandine Henry, although holder, but ultimately quite transparent on the ground.