Historical. No more no less. The Parc des Princes was the scene of the daring spectacle played by the Parisiennes this Friday evening. The women’s team of PSG signs against that of OL a short success (1-0) but vital for the fight for the title, owned by the Lyonnaises for 14 years, and well deserved. A performance punctuated by play, technique and a touch of madness then a second half full of solidarity against an OL out of the locker room with more enthusiasm.
PSG proves that they are holding back the mistakes of the past. Best attack and best defense in the first division, Olivier Echouafni ‘s team was able to tackle this shock with this status, despite being two points behind at kickoff. No question of suffering in the face of the many talents of Lyon. Better than that, his players dared, as released from a complex that could restrain them in previous seasons.
From Thursday, the Parisian coach warned of the qualities of the game produced and the involvement of his entire group. Exactly what we saw in a Parc des Princes empty of public but animated by the songs of the Ultras Paris Collective (CUP), broadcast by the sound system. An initiative taken by PSG, which could renew the operation for the boys, Tuesday in the Champions League against Leipzig.
Wendie Renard: “Paris deserves its victory”
The reward also came very early. Thanks to the high pressing and rapid ball recoveries, Kadidiatou Diani launched herself full axis to deliver a ball in depth to Marie-Antoinette Katoto. The French international followed with a dribble in front of Lyon goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi, left a little far from her goal, and found the frame left empty with a crushed shot (11th). Kadeisha Buchanan falls backwards and Paris takes a definite advantage.
For Katoto, who scored his first goal against OL since the 2018 Coupe de France final, already won 1-0, the daring did not stop there. Shortly before the break, on a cross from the right, an acrobatic return (42nd) not on target. Too bad but the gesture proves any lack of restraint. Parisiennes are at home at Porte d’Auteuil and show it.
Very popular, the Lyonnaises of Jean-Luc Vasseur were unrecognizable. Neither Majri nor Le Sommer, who left early due to injury (29th), nor Cascarino, the championship’s best passer, could not influence the score. Better in the game in the second period, however, they never worried Endler, an imposing goalkeeper, or Paredes, whose defensive strength impressed. “Paris deserves its victory, they were strong, salutes the Lyon captain Wendie Renard. We did nothing, it was nothing. We will analyze all this cold. The season is still long, we will work to regain this first place. “
For the first time since 2016 in the league, PSG wins and now has a point lead in the standings. It will now be necessary to manage the pressure before a new final, on March 13 in Lyon. But after this match, the favorites play well in red and blue.
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