Olympique Lyonnais won the second edition of the Champions Trophy against PSG (1-0) on Sunday at the Marcel Tribut stadium in Dunkirk. OL had already won this competition in 2019 against their evening opponent (1-1, 4-3 on pens).
The game: 1-0
The Lyonnaises put on the intensity from the start of the match when the Parisiennes had more difficulty getting into the game. And that made all the difference in the first half. OL’s game leaned particularly to the right with the overflows of Danielle van de Donk (4th) and Delphine Cascarino (7th). On her second overflow, the French winger accelerated past her compatriot Sakina Karchaoui and entered the box. Her shot is deflected by Lydia Williams with her right hand, but the ball returned to the feet of the Dutchwoman who opened the scoring in the empty goal (13th, 1-0).
In the process, Melvine Malard thought to double the advantage on the scoreboard with a beautiful acrobatic gesture, but her goal was canceled due to a foul by Ada Hegerberg on the new Parisian goalkeeper (16th). Despite a very high pressing, embarrassing PSG, the match was rebalanced. The capital club created the most important opportunities until Sandy Baltimore sent them to the locker room (30th, 35th, 38th), without managing to equalize.
The goal in acrobatic recovery from Melvine Malard refused. (E. Garnier/The Team)
In the second half, Paris will have pushed several times to establish a parity score. In vain. Kadidiatou Diany got rid of three players to cross at the far post (52nd). Ramona Bachmann, alone, unscrewed her volley which could have benefited Baltimore, without success in regaining the ball. Lonely on the left side, the French left winger, again she, stared and dribbled past Cayman before concluding her personal action with her weak foot. The ball ended in the small outside net (72nd).
The header from Melvine Malard at close range (59th) and the strike from Sakina Karchaoui (73rd) will not have pierced the gloves of Williams. Eugénie Le Sommer entered the game (80th) to the applause of the spectators present in Dunkirk.
The fact of the match: the student has surpassed the master
At the head of the Lyon squad since April 2021, Sonia Bompastor beat the one for whom she was assistant at OL: Gérard Prêcheur. It was his first meeting on the Lyon bench against the new PSG coach. Deprived of Amandine Henry and Wendie Renard, injured in the calf, the former player of the France team brilliantly started her season with a first trophy and will try to repeat the performance against Paris, at home this time, on December 10. in D1 Arkema.
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