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European Women's Football => European Women's Football => Topic started by: Alan on October 06, 2008, 12:40:02 PM

Title: Olympique Lyonnais
Post by: Alan on October 06, 2008, 12:40:02 PM
OL played Juvisy on Sunday and only managed a 0-0 draw.  In spite of a ball off the crossbar at the end of the match from Katia off a cross from Sonia Bompastor, the OL girls conceded their third consecutive zero against Juvisy.  

Keeper Bente Nordby had to leave the pitch with a right calf injury and it is uncertain if she will be able to appear in the UEFA Women's Cup match against Neulengbach on Thursday.  

OL (4-4-2):
Nordby (Pons 81) -
Bompastor, Dusang (c.), Georges, Jensen -
Simone, Franco (Thomis 67), Cruz, Nécib (Abily 72) -
Schelin, Katia.

Juvisy (5-4-1):
Bouhaddi -
G.Butel, A.Butel, Svaluto, Guilbert, Trimoreau -
Soubeyrand (c.), Thiney (Dany 88ème), Coquet, Lebailly (Guine 79ème) -

Le coin des filles
Title: Yes, Lyon Also Spend Money on Their Women
Post by: Alan on January 01, 2009, 05:32:10 PM
So far in this transfer window, Lyon have spent nearly €60m on incoming players. They are surely in the top five when it comes to overall spending this summer.

But it’s not just the men’s team getting the attention. Aulas stayed true to this promise and has strengthened the women’s team as well. No players have left this season, but four have been added, which means that Lyon - who were already a strong team - are on their way to becoming one of the heavyweights.

Rising ambitions

Just like the men’s side last season, OL Ladies also won the league + cup double, as did the ladies reserve team. Lyon were also semifinalists in the UEFA Women’s Cup and lost out to Umea due to a measly away goal (despite playing far better). Now the bar is set higher, and the goal is that European cup.

Farid Benstitti, the coach of OL Féminines, was asked to identify the weak areas on the squad. During the winter, he had signed Dorte Dalum Jensen, a Danish international, and Bente Nördby, a Norwegian goalkeeper who is probably the most titled female goalkeeper in the world. All that was left was a DM and an attacker or two (like the men’s team, the ladies team created LOTs of opportunities but sometimes had trouble putting them away).

So this summer, Lyon brought in Soyaux’s Corine Franco, as well as three attackers, Ohio State’s Lara Dickenmann, Göteborg FC’s Lotta Schelin, and Falköpings KIK’s Cynthia Uwak. All four new recruits are internationals (France, Switzerland, Sweden, and Nigeria), which means that 17 of the 24 women are internationals on the senior level.

Schelin’s signing is perhaps the most impressive. Göteborg’s captain and their most important player, she was Sweden’s top female scorer for the last two season. She was also awarded the Diamond Ball for being the best female Swedish player in 2006. With fifty international caps (and 18 goals), she’s very experienced and considered a rising star.

While the full transfer sum hasn’t been disclosed, Swedish sources claim that Schelin is costing Lyon more than 1.5 million Swedish kroner (about €160k), the largest transfer sum in the history of Swedish women’s football. Schelin herself will be paid about €160k per year (possibly making her the highest paid female footballer in France).

These are all very good signings, and given that Lyon’s squad has only gotten better, it’s frightening to imagine what they will accomplish when last year, they came so close to a triple. Lyon’s opponents in France haven’t gotten particularly stronger, so baring a meltdown, a third consecutive league title is definitely in order. In Europe, Lyon were seeded directly to the second qualifying round, and in their group is Arsenal, who they deposed in the quarterfinals last season. They shouldn’t be too much of a threat because Arsenal have grown weaker (they lost three key players).

With Lyon bringing in so many foreign internationals, it will help raise the profile of the French league, which is still a bit behind the Scandinavian and German leagues. And Lyon as a club are slowly becoming known as a force to be reckoned with in women’s football. I have my fingers crossed, but I expect that OL Féminines will have their best season ever.

By: Inara  August 21st, 2008


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Title: Women side back in training with Dickenmann
Post by: shlj on January 03, 2009, 09:56:43 PM
The OL Ladies have come back in training today 02/01/09 at 17h00 at the  Plaine des Jeux de Gerland. Like the men training session, the return to the pitches has come in the form of a long footing session 40 minutes that Lara Dickenmann attended. The Swiss international  was recruited last summer, has now finished her Uni stduies in Chicago, and can now play with her new club. She is a very good asset in preparation for the UEFA Cup challenge.
Another newcomer Ingvild Stensland Norwegian international should arrive next week.

Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: shlj on January 05, 2009, 05:37:52 PM
Olweb states Stensland has a 6 month contract that can be renewed.
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: John on January 05, 2009, 07:22:05 PM
Olweb states Stensland has a 6 month contract that can be renewed.

Thanks for the info.  Hopefully still a potential Arsenal signing ahead of the 2010/11 season.
Title: Saint-Brieuc - OL 0-5
Post by: shlj on January 11, 2009, 12:18:18 AM
Samedi 10 janvier 2009 à 18h00

Saint-Brieuc (Stade Fred Aubert)

Saint-Brieuc - Lyon : 0-5 (0-2)

Spectators : 300

No Booking

Saint-Brieuc : 1-Stéphanie Mellec, 2-Marine Blin, 8-Audrey Février, 4-Livia Jean, 3-Nolwenn Jehan (13-Joanna Beroudiaux 84'), 5-Salma Amani (15-Floriane Hellio 34'), 6-Mélanie Daunas, 7-Sophie Rissoan ©, 11-Eugénie Le Sommer, 10-Sonia Haziraj, 9-Camille Raulet (14-Isabelle Le Denmat 61'), Entr.: Sonia HAZIRAJ

Sub not used : 12-Mélanie Le Diodic

Lyon : 1-Bente Nordby, 2-Dorte Dalum Jensen, 5-Laura Georges ©, 3-Wendie Renard, 8-Sonia Bompastor, 10-Camille Abily, 4-Corine Petit-Franco (13-Sarah Chorfa 73'), 11-Shirley Cruz Traña, 7-Louisa Necib, 9-Katia Cilene Teixeira Da Silva, 6-Charlotta Schelin (12-Sandrine Brétigny 73'), Entr.: Farid BENSTITI

Sub not used : 14-Lara Dickenmann

0-1 (Teixeira Da Silva 22') :

0-2 (Schelin 37') :

0-3 (Necib 51') :

0-4 (Abily 68') :

0-5 (Necib 88') :

No surprise really there Stensland did not even make the bench.
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: shlj on January 18, 2009, 10:43:40 AM
Olweb states than OL will play more or less the same team as last week ie
Nordby Jensen Georges Renard Bompastor Cruz Franco Abily Necib Schelin Katia
with Dickenmann Bretigny and Faye Chellali on the bench.
Stensland is still short of fitness, Dusang is cominb back from injury, Thomis and Simone are injured

Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: Alan on January 27, 2009, 10:36:08 AM
Olympique Lyonnaise were due to play Montpellier on Sunday according to "le coin des filles" on their web site - a top match between two contenders for the title.  The game was predicted to be Ingvild Stensland's debut match.

There is no information about the result or how the game went.
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: shlj on January 27, 2009, 11:26:43 AM
Montpellier - Lyon : 1-2 (0-1)


Montpellier : Elodie Ramos 64'

Lyon : Shirley Cruz Traña 13', Camille Abily 82'

No booking

Montpellier : 1-Céline Deville, 7-Julie Soyer, 4-Manon Alard, 5-Sabrina Viguier, 11-Ludivine Diguelman, 2-Marie-Laure Delie, 6-Nora Hamou Maamar (12-Léa Rubio 70'), 8-Elise Bussaglia, 10-Marine Pervier, 3-Hoda Lattaf (15-Charlotte Lozé 58'), 9-Elodie Ramos © (14-Zohra Ayachi 75'), Entr.: Sarah M'BAREK

Sub not used : 13-Marion Torrent, 16-Laëtitia Philippe

Lyon : 1-Bente Nordby, 2-Sandrine Dusang, 4-Wendie Renard, 5-Laura Georges ©, 8-Sonia Bompastor, 3-Ingvild Stensland, 11-Shirley Cruz Traña, 6-Lara Dickenmann (14-Sandrine Brétigny 84'), 7-Louisa Necib, 10-Camille Abily, 9-Katia Cilene Teixeira Da Silva (12-Elodie Thomis 75'), Entr.: Farid BENSTITI

Sub not used  : 13-Dorte Dalum Jensen, 15-Corine Petit-Franco, 16-Alexandra Muci
Title: Win in the "Classic"
Post by: Alan on February 01, 2009, 12:20:04 PM
OL's women won their classic encounter away at Montpellier on Sunday afternoon, to take a serious hold on the league championship.

It was a match of suspense.  In the 13th minutes Shirley Cruz from Costa Rica opened the scoring for OL in combination play with Lara Dickenmann.  Montpellier's Hoda Lataf took the equaliser with help from Elodie Ramos, bringing a new intensity to the game - but Lyon gained their win at the end of the match with a winning goal from their old Montpellier player, Camille Abily.

This success allows OL a 12-point advantage over their adversaries and they are well on the way to taking their third Championship of France.

Jan 25 2009 Montpellier v Olympique Lyonnaise 1-2 (1-1)
Olympique Lyonnaise (4-3-3):
Nordby -
Bompastor, Renard, Georges (capt.), Dusang -
Cruz, Stensland, Nécib -
Dickenmann (Brétigny 82), Abily, Katia (Thomis 73).

Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: shlj on February 06, 2009, 08:34:24 PM
Latest news :
Sandrine Dusang season is over after doing her ACL in training.
Camille Abily is leaving for the LA Sol
Sonia Bompastor is leaving for the Washington Freedom
I guess they are happy to have recruited Stensland and Dickenmann with now 3 players lost in a short time.
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: Alan on February 08, 2009, 03:00:09 PM
At the end of January OL lost their captain Sandrine Dusang to a serious injury when she suffered a damaged anterior cruciate ligament after a collision with Bente Nordby.  So the season has ended for Dusang who had an operation a few days after the injury.  She still hopes to be able to play in the European Cup with France in August.

Six OL players were selected to the A and A' teams by the national team trainer Bruno Bindi for a friendly against the Irish Republic on February 12.  In the A team are Sonia Bompastor, Laura Georges, Alix Faye-Chellali, Loisa Nécib and Elodie Thomis, while Sandrine Brétigny and Amandine Henry are in the A' squad.  Henry is seeing light at the end of the tunnel after a long injury layoff last season and some time in the reserve team.

Our Swedish forward Lotta Schelin distinguished herself when Sweden had a 5-1 win over Norway.  While Ingvild Stensland scored a goal for her country, Schelin scored four goals.  On the official UEFA web site the Norwegian trainer Bjarne Berntsen said, "she terrorised our defence".

Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: Alan on February 08, 2009, 03:09:38 PM
Today at 14.00 OL will be playing away at Vendenheim.

A 2-1 win over Montpellier two weeks ago propelled OL towards their third title in the French league.
OL goes into today's game with a seven-point lead.  The squad selected for the match is:

Bente Nordby -
Dorthe Dalum Jensen, Laura Georges (capt.), Renard, Franco -
Cruz, Ingvild Stensland, Louisa Nécib -
Brétigny, Lotta Schelin, Elodie Thomis.

Katia, Faye-Chellali and Henry are on the bench, Simone has a knee injury and Sandrine Dusang had her knee operation on Wednesday.  Lara Dickenmann is playing with the reserve team this weekend to recover some rythm.  Sonia Bompastor and Camille Abily are not part of the group.

Title: Communication from the club
Post by: shlj on February 13, 2009, 08:49:00 AM
"Camille Abily and Sonia Bompastor have informed the press about their desire to leave OLin the middle of the season to join the private american league. In the hypothesis of the american offer would incite Camille Abily and Sonia Bompastor to confirm their position, OL would be forced to call upon the French/American civil court to ask for susbtantial damages and interests that would be justified for the club that has invested a lot for those two players and always respected its part of the contract.

In fact, would it be left by those two players in the middle of the season, OL would be strongly weakened in the second part of the season, while it is competing for the League title , the French Cup and the UEFA Cup semi-final.

OL will reject those departure and the club has the backing of the FFF who has validated this position with respect to the regulations "

Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: Alan on February 13, 2009, 09:32:53 AM
Interesting that OL would go to court to make their players stay.  The courts are not often asked to enforce football contracts, probably because the clubs feel that players will not give their best if they are there only because the court says they have to be there - so it will be interesting to see what happens here.
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: shlj on February 13, 2009, 10:39:05 AM
My view is OL will get money for the transfers basically via the court.
I don't see the point of them keeping unhappy players IMO.
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: twmcat on February 13, 2009, 11:29:51 PM
Interesting that OL would go to court to make their players stay.  The courts are not often asked to enforce football contracts, probably because the clubs feel that players will not give their best if they are there only because the court says they have to be there - so it will be interesting to see what happens here.
I don't know about women's pro or semi pro leagues, but in men's pro footy, at least, if a player is under contract and wants to leave (and can only do so in transfer windows anyway), then a transfer fee will be asked for (which may be decided by a tribunal if necessary) - and that sort of thing has caused problems in the past (eg "Cashley" Cole episode).
So I suppose OL players come into that category.

Players in English (women's) teams don't have the same sort of contracts, and a team could hardly claim compensation if they don't pay them any wages in the first place.
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: TempeBrennan on February 20, 2009, 05:29:48 PM
I've read today - can't remember where - that Camille Abily signed with LA Sol... Let's see what happens next.
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: shlj on February 20, 2009, 05:49:10 PM
There is a very long interview she made at thwe beginning of the month explaining her choice, I am in the process of translating it. If you can read French it is there :

Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: redrobin on February 20, 2009, 06:38:36 PM
I've read today - can't remember where - that Camille Abily signed with LA Sol... Let's see what happens next.

Think you probably saw it on the Sol thread.

Los Angeles Signs Three International Players
Thursday, February 19, 2009
by Los Angeles Sol

Abily, Duan and Frisk Join Club

CARSON, CALIFORNIA –  The Los Angeles Sol of Women's Professional Soccer has announced today that it has reached contractual agreements with three international players. The players are France midfielder Camile Abily, China forward Han Duan and Sweden defender Johanna Frisk. Per club and WPS policy, terms were not disclosed.

"I have no doubt that finding the right mix of international players and their American counterparts is going to play a large role in the success of our franchise," said Los Angeles Sol General Manager Charlie Naimo. "I think each player we signed today brings something to the table that makes us better as a club."

Abily, who has 46 caps and eight goals scored for France, comes to the Sol after playing most recently with Olympique Lyonnais in her homeland. She is a versatile, attacking player who debuted with the French national team in 2001 and is considered one of the side's stars of the future.

Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: TempeBrennan on February 20, 2009, 08:50:15 PM
Yes, that was the article... but I didn't know that it had already been linked here.

Thanks for linking the French interview...
Pretty nice - but it would have been interesting to read a little more about a possible conflict with Lyon and how she thinks the situation can be solved.
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: TempeBrennan on February 21, 2009, 10:32:11 AM
Sonia Bompastor joins Washington Freedom.
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: shlj on February 21, 2009, 11:03:49 PM
There is a very long interview she made at thwe beginning of the month explaining her choice, I am in the process of translating it. If you can read French it is there :


I finished translating the interview, it is in the players section  ;)
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: shlj on February 23, 2009, 05:24:01 PM
Challenge de France last 32 :

Le Puy ( DH ) - OL (D1) 0-13 

Goals : Stensland (2e), Georges (31e), Schelin (47e), Franco (51e), Thomis (59e, 84e, 86e et 89e), Brétigny (63e), Katia (65e, 76e et 87e) et Cruz (80e).

OL : Nordby - Franco, Georges, Renard, Dalum - Faye-Chellali, Henry (Brétigny, 46e), Stensland - Thomis, Katia, Schelin (Cruz, 72e).

The important news here is the return on the pitch of Amandine Henry. The poor girl has been out for nearly two years and according to what I have been told, she is the most complete player we have from her generation and is paramount to France's success at international level next summer and in the cmoming years.
Title: latest on the abily/bompastor transfer
Post by: shlj on March 04, 2009, 07:46:24 AM
There is a communication on the OL website on the 3rd of march :

They have asked help from the FFF who said they will not deliver the ITC, who does not need to anyway as per annexe 3 part 4 of the regulations on the status and transfer of players. And they are going to court against the two girls and the two WPS teams.

Title: FCR 2001 Duisburg 1 Olympique Lyonnaise 1
Post by: Alan on March 29, 2009, 01:03:09 PM
The UEFA Womens Cup semifinal ended in a 1-1 draw. 

According to the Duisburg web site the Olympique Lyonnaise goal came from a sensational free kick in the 24th minute by Norwegian national team player Ingvild Stensland.

OL have a tactical advantage in the tie through having an away goal which will count extra if the aggregate scores end equal.

Title: Lyon wins French title
Post by: shlj on May 09, 2009, 09:27:55 PM
Lyon won today 5-0  at hénin beaumont and have been crowned champion.

They used the following players during the season

Nordby Pons Muci
Georges Renard Dorte Jensen Bompastor Dusang Ducher
Cruz trana Necib Franco Abily Faye Chellali Gomes Jotoba Stensland Henry Dickenmann
Katia Bretigny Thomis Schelin Kaci Schorfa
Title: Re: Lyon wins French title
Post by: norge95 on May 20, 2009, 09:52:28 PM

Lyon won today 5-0  at hénin beaumont and have been crowned champion.

They used the following players during the season

Nordby Pons Muci
Georges Renard Dorte Jensen Bompastor Dusang Ducher
Cruz trana Necib Franco Abily Faye Chellali Gomes Jotoba Stensland Henry Dickenmann
Katia Bretigny Thomis Schelin Kaci Schorfa

Congratulations to Olympique Lyonnais on winning another league championship.

I was just looking at the French league standings and was wondering if the first tiebreaker is head-to-head competition instead of goal differential? 

Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: shlj on May 20, 2009, 10:00:48 PM
The answer is in the article :


En cas d'égalité, Soyaux devant Condé aux confrontations directes.

Head to head is the decider.
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: norge95 on May 20, 2009, 10:14:29 PM

The answer is in the article :

That is of course IF you happen to understand French.  ;)


En cas d'égalité, Soyaux devant Condé aux confrontations directes.

Head to head is the decider.

Merci shlj!  If the first tiebreaker had instead been goal differential, I guess OL would not have officially won the league championship until Sunday's victory over Soyaux.
Title: Player of the year in D1
Post by: shlj on May 25, 2009, 12:01:33 PM
The nominees were :

Eugenie Le Sommer Saint Brieux
Lotta Schelin Olympique Lyonnais
Gaetane Thiney FCF Juvisy
Louisa Necib Olympique Lyonnais

And the winner voted by all the players is Louisa Necib

Title: Olympique Lyonnaise take the league title
Post by: Alan on June 12, 2009, 06:49:01 PM
With 21 victories and one draw from their 22 league games, Farid Benstiti's Olympique Lyonnaise took the 2008-09 French league title with a historic 86 points, beating their previous record by 2 points.  OL went through the season undefeated and were the leaders in both home and away games, with a total of 114 goals for and 11 against.

With 27 goals the Brazilian attacker Katia is the leading scorer in the French league.  Sandrine Brétigny, top scorer in 2003 and 2007, was the runner up with her 22 goals thanks to a double hat-trick against Saint-Brieuc.  Sweden's Lotta Schelin scored 17 times in 15 games, while Elodie Thomis and Louisa Nécib had 12 and 10 goals respectively.  Sonia Bompastor scored nine goals despite leaving for Washington part-way through the season.
Louisa Nécib was voted the championship's best player.  In this she succeeds former holders Sonia Bompastor and Camille Abily, both former Lyon players, and Lotta Schelin was also a nominee.  

The Olympique Lyonnaise women also took the Fair Play Prize with only nine yellow cards: three for Sandrine Brétigny and one each for Alix Faye-Chellali, Laura Georges, Louisa Nécib, Wendie Fox, Katia and Elodie Thomis

OL's 114 goals for the season beats next-in-line Montpellier with their 60.

26 players were used by Farid Benstiti in the championship.  Laura Georges with 1742 minutes was the busiest, while Shirley Cruz had 1702 minutes, Dorte Dalum Jensen 1555, Wendie Fox 1493, Bente Nordby and Corine Free 1426, Louisa Nécib 1386 and Katia 1362 minutes' play.


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Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: shlj on June 19, 2009, 10:25:27 PM
latest transfer news for OL

In Sarah Bouhaddi
Out Alexandra Muci

One goalie in, one goalie out
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: shlj on July 11, 2009, 07:35:19 PM
Olweb has also confirmed tha Nordby and Jensen have  left the club.
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: Alan on July 12, 2009, 10:32:26 AM
OK thanks shlj - where was it on olweb, because I looked all over on the site and could not find anything about it.
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: shlj on July 12, 2009, 11:04:32 AM
I read multiple reports of it being published on olweb but never found it myself.
Title: Nine in European Cup
Post by: Alan on August 26, 2009, 10:10:37 AM
OL has nine players in the current European Cup competition in Finland, playing for three countries: France, Norway and Sweden.

The competition kicked off on Sunday with the Ukraine-Netherlands match.  On Monday the attention in Lyon switched to the first match in Group B when in Tampere the Norwegian skipper Ingvild Stensland faced Germany with her team. 

Later Bruno Bini's France were on the field against Iceland with seven OL players on board:  Sarah Bouahddi, Laura Georges, Corine Franco, Amandine Henry, Louisa Nécib, Elodie Thomis and Sandrine Brétigny.

Finally on Tuesday OL's last player to go into action, Lotta Schelin, took to the field with Sweden's team against Russia when they confirmed their status as one of the favourites for the competition.

Olympique Lyonnaise timetable for group games:

August 24:
Germany - Norway
Iceland - France

August 25:
Sweden - Russia

August 27:
France - Germany
Iceland - Norway

August 28:
Italy - Sweden

August 30:
Norway - France


Title: Napolean
Post by: Alan on August 26, 2009, 10:12:20 AM
Bruno Bini is the spit and image of Napolean Bonaparte, as portrayed by Rod Steiger in the old film 'Waterloo' :)
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: shlj on August 26, 2009, 11:43:00 AM
He is a very nice guy and I remember having a short tactical debrief with him after the France England game that was very interesting. I wonder if Hope Powell is as nice with the England supporter's and let them query her tactical choices  ;)
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: Hanna Ljungberg Fan on September 23, 2009, 11:25:33 PM
Bouhaddi 6 months injured.
I'm normaly have some symphaty for some girls of the Lyon squad
Bud Bouhaddi got exactly what she deserved.
Not only for what she did to Hanna
bud the way she played and plays she could have injured a lot more players
Title: Re: Napolean
Post by: Hanna Ljungberg Fan on September 23, 2009, 11:30:47 PM
Bruno Bini is the spit and image of Napolean Bonaparte, as portrayed by Rod Steiger in the old film 'Waterloo' :)

so..this means...england betad Napoleon twice...........
(world cup 2007 qualilyfier)
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: shlj on September 24, 2009, 04:01:37 PM
The old sorceress was coaching at the time
Title: Norwegian players joining OL
Post by: Alan on November 01, 2009, 01:13:39 PM
Olympique Lyonnais have set out their stall ahead of their UEFA Women's Champions League round of 16 tie with Fortuna Hjørring by signing Norwegian internationals Christine Nilsen and Isabell Hervolsen from Kolbotn IL.

Goalkeeping vacancy
Goalkeeper Nilsen, 27, arrives at a club where compatriot Bente Nordby finished her career this summer, while current No1 Sarah Bouhaddi is injured. Herlovsen, 21, was a key part of the Norway side which reached the UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ semi-finals, having also been in the squad that finished runners-up four years earlier, just like new club-mate Ingvild Stensland.

Last 16
Kolbotn, who will finish third in Norway this season, did not play in this season's UEFA Women's Champions League and Lyon will apply to register the duo in time for their tie against Danish champions Fortuna on 5 and 12 November, the second leg at Stade de Gerland. Lyon lead the French league with a perfect four wins and 20 unanswered goals.


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Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: Alan on November 06, 2009, 08:58:10 AM
Farid Benstiti's Olympique Lyonnaise team came up against the solid Danes of Fortuna Hjørring in the round of 16 in the UEFA Women's Champions League last night.

On a good but cold pitch in North Denmark OL's women met opponents of high quality.  There were shots from Schelin (39) and Katia (86), some saves and blocked crosses (Christiensen for Fortuna 3, 61).  Happily for OL, Elodie Thomis opened the scoring after a quarter of an hour, allowing the French team to relax a little about the return match next week.

The manager was pleased with the performance.  "We met a good European team, a very physical one which we noticed on several occasions.  I am very happy with our defence, the four of them stood up to the attacks well.  We should clinch it next Thursday", said Farid Benstiti.

Return match: November 12, 18.00.  Direct on OLTV from 17.45

Olympique Lyonnaise:
Nilsen -
Dusang, Renard, Georges, Simone -
Schelin, Nécib, Cruz Trana -
Thomis (Katia 82), Franco, Herlovsen (Dickenmann 68),
Substitutes: Pons, Brétigny, Katia, Kaci, Ducher, Dickenmann, Henry  

Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: Hanna Ljungberg Fan on November 06, 2009, 11:16:11 AM


after Belgium Sweden and on a training of Sweden in Belgium
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: Alan on November 06, 2009, 05:40:54 PM
Oh! so you are two-timing Hanna then? . . ?  she will be upset about those pictures . .
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: Hanna Ljungberg Fan on November 06, 2009, 06:03:05 PM
Euhm............ I had a present for Hanna  and gave it to Lotta so she can give to Hanna you see ;D
Title: Olympique Lyonnaise 6 Juvisy 1
Post by: Alan on November 09, 2009, 09:02:38 AM
Olympique Lyonnaise's women inflicted a severe defeat on one of their main competitors for the league title on Sunday at home at Gerland Stadium.  Lotta Schelin and Katia both scored hat-tricks.  

The scoring opened after only six minutes with a goal by Schelin from a pass by Katia.  OL's two strikers were the main architects of the victory with some wonderful volleying by the Brazilian.    

With this success OL keep their lead on goal difference over Paris St. Germain who had a 5-0 win over La Roche.  Farid Benstiti's crew will be back at the Gerland Stadium on Tuesday at 18.00 to meet our Danish visitors Fortuna Hjørring for the return match in the round of 16 in the Champions League.

Olympique Lyonnaise:
Christine Colombo Nilsen -
Sandrine Dusang (c.) (Coralie Ducher 56), Wendie Renard, Laura Georges, Corine Franco -
Shirley Cruz Trana, Lara Dickenmann, Aurélie Kaci, Louisa Nécib (Isabell Herlovsen 68) -
Lotta Schelin (Sandrine Brétigny 56), Katia.

Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: Samuel Vimes on November 15, 2009, 05:57:04 PM
Lyon lost today  :o 1-3 at Henin-Beaumont!
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: shlj on November 16, 2009, 08:32:31 AM
Necib sent off and Dusang partially ruptured achilles...
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: Bonnie Lass on November 17, 2009, 05:54:49 AM
Jesus. Poor Dusang. It seems like she was finally fit from her last injury.
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: shlj on November 23, 2009, 06:12:15 PM
Yeah I have heard they are on a trail for a few players one of them could be in the midlands
Title: Training camp in Spain
Post by: Sylvain on January 14, 2010, 08:22:14 PM
Farid Benstiti ‘s players are leaving this morning for South-east of Spain, where  they will prepare the second part of the season for 4 days.

10 days from the restart of the French league ,  the OL women team is ramping up their pre-season. In 2010, the fenottes will try to defend their League title, to win again the Challenge de France ( the women’s French Cup)  and  for the first time  to conquer  the Champions’ League. In order to reach those targets, the OL managers have decided to leave behind the heavy cold in France and move to south east of Spain, in La Manga a few kilometres away from Murcia.

After a full day of travelling today, the OL women will start their pre-season with a friendly against China’s NT on Thursday at 1200, before having another agme against Valencia or Murcia before the end of the stay. Chian is playing a tourney this week at La Manga against Norway and England. The Norwegian players of OL( Nilsen Stensland and Herlovsen ) are therefore not in the squad :

Goalkeepers : Pons, Peyraud-Magnin.
Defenders  : Georges, Renard, Franco, Ducher, Ribeck, Akherraze, Berthet.
Midfield: Cruz, Dickenmann, Kaci, Dahou, Miraoui.
Forwards : Schelin, Thomis, Katia, Brétigny.
Not available : Dusang, Bouhaddi, Henry, Simone (injury) ; Nécib (School exams) ; Nilsen, Stensland, Herlovsen (away with NT).

Title: Olympique Lyonnaise lose to Fortuna Hjørring in committee
Post by: Alan on January 16, 2010, 02:40:31 PM
The Commission of Disciplinary Appeal of UEFA reversed the decision taken by the Discipline Audit Board of UEFA on November 13 2009, highlighting the disparity between arrangements made by the FFF and those of FIFA.  The Commission established that the Olympique Lyonnaise players Isabell Herlovsen and Christine Colombo Nilsen, while qualified to play by the FFF, were not qualified at European level.

The Committee decided that Olympique Lyonnaise lost the match and awarded a score of 3-0 to Fortuna Hjørring in the Round of 16 in the European Champions League match, reversing Olympique Lyonnaise's 5-0 win on the field of play.  This means that Olympique Lyonnaise lose the tie if the decision stands.

The decision should be notified within 30 days and Olympique Lyonnaise is now studying the methods of recourse to the Arbitration Court of Sport, arguing that its responsibilities are confined to following FFF regulations.

Olympique Lyonnaise regrets this situation resulting from a lack of precision in the text of the regulations.

Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: Alan on January 21, 2010, 09:30:56 PM
Amelie Rybäck interviewed on Swedish TV about her change of club to OL:
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: Alan on January 22, 2010, 09:10:40 PM
Swedish defender Amelie Rybeck is expected to sign for Olympique Lyonnaise to shore the club's defence up.  The club has been looking for new defenders since the start of the season, and Sandrine Dusang's injury has compounded the problem. 

Rybeck listened to the advice of former teammates Lotta Schelin and Ingvild Stensland at Kopparberg-Gothenburg.  "Lotta and Ingvild gave me a good impression of the club.  I know the men's team is very good, with Kim Källström, but they also have an excellent women's team.  I am very happy to join them".

Rybeck's club finished in 4th place in the Damallsvenskan league last season.

Title: Olympique Lyonnaise kicks off 2010
Post by: Alan on January 24, 2010, 12:16:58 AM
Olympique Lyonnaise started 2010 with the 11th round of the D1 league, an away match at St Brieuc on Sunday.  One point behind Paris St Germain, OL were looking to retake the lead in the table. 

OL were still without the services of Sarah Bouhaddi, Sandrine Dusang, Simone, Amandine Henri and Louisa Necib.  Also Wendie Renard and Lotta Schelin were out with slight injuries.

OL's available squad:
Keepers: Nilsen, Pons,
Defenders: Georges, Berthet, Franco, Rybeck, Ducher,
Midfield: Cruz, Stensland, Kaci, Dickenmann, Dahou,
Forwards: Katia, Thomis, Brétigny, Herlovsen.

The match ended in a 4-1 win to OL, with a hat-trick to Laura Dickenmann and one to Elodie Thomis.


Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: L.L.Kaurin on March 17, 2010, 03:42:04 PM
The lineups for today's match:
1 Cupido (G)
2 Manieri
4 Stracchi
5 Tona (C)
6 Fuselli
7 Domenichetti
8 Cortesi
9 Panico
11 Iannella
17 Fadda
18 Sorvillo

25 Nilsen (G)
3 Renard
4 Stensland
8 Schelin
9 Katia
10 Nécib
11 Cruz Trana (C)
17 Franco
21 Dickenmann
22 Henry
27 Rybeck
Title: Olympique Lyonnaise into the semifinal
Post by: Alan on March 18, 2010, 06:39:53 PM
English article + photos: http://solidaire.olweb.fr/en/2010/03/18/womens-champions-league-en-sargaigne/
Video: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xcma0k_uefa-women-s-champion-league_travel?start=8
Title: Olympique Lyonnaise semifinal
Post by: Alan on April 06, 2010, 11:00:22 AM
The semifinals against Sweden's Umeå are on April 10 and 17 with the first leg in Lyon at 17.00.

Main players in the competition so far:
Renard played 5 scored 0
Cruz Trana 5/1
Franco 5/1   
Colombo Nilsen 4/0
Nécib 4/2
Dickenmann 4/0
Schelin 4/5
Dusang 3/0
Georges 3/0
Simone 3/0
Katia 3/1
Thomis 3/3
Ducher 2/0
Rybeck 2/0
Stensland 2/0
Henry 2/0
Herlovsen 2/0
Pons 1/0
Brétigny 1/1
Title: Olympique Lyonnaise 3 Hénin Beaumont 1
Post by: Alan on April 06, 2010, 11:17:18 AM
OL started their journey back towards the top of the league on Saturday with a good 3-1 win.

Hénin Beaumont took the lead with a penalty in the 16th minute.  Fortunately Wendie Renard equalised four minutes later.  In the second half Lotta Schelin put OL into the lead after 55 minutes and the final goal came from Lara Dickenmann in the 63rd minute.

Olympique Lyonnaise:
Nilsen -
Rybeck, Renard, Georges, Franco (Akherraze 72e) -
Stensland, Cruz (Thomis 65e), Dickenmann, Nécib (Kaci 67e), Henry -

Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: Sylvain on April 13, 2010, 11:52:28 PM
Audio interview of farid benstiti the OL manager after the Champions league semi-final :

Title: Olympique Lyonnaise 3 Umeå 2
Post by: Alan on April 15, 2010, 10:15:51 PM
The Champions League semifinal first leg in France went the home team's way with a 3-2 win over the Swedish visitors on Saturday. 

1-0 Louisa Necib (3)
1-1 Hanna Pettersson (19)
2-1 Louisa Necib (42)
2-2 Hanna Pettersson (71)
3-2 Katia (83)

The return match is on Saturday 17th.

Olympique Lyonnaise:
Nilsen -
Franco, Georges, Renard, Rybeck -
Cruz, Henry, Stensland (Thomis 74') -
Necib, Schelin, Dickenmann (Katia 82').

Umea IK:
Jönsson -
Paulson, Berglund, Saari, Ostberg -
Konradsson, E.Zingmark, Chikwelu, Kapstad (Molin 46e) -
Pettersson (I.Zingmark 85), Jakobsson.

Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: Alan on May 13, 2010, 12:45:56 PM
Having won the first semifinal leg at home at Gerland (3-2) Olympique Lyonnaise were in good position to qualify for the Final. Jean-Michel Aulas and Bernard Lacombe were with the first team at Gammliavallen in Umeå, on a new artificial pitch with a stadium still under construction.

The first excitement was created by Elodie Thomis on the left who advanced on goal but could not get the ball on to her right foot to threaten the keeper.  Then in the 10th minute Ingvild Stensland missed with a left-foot shot.

OL had fright when keeper Sarah Bouhaddi was caught off her line, but there was no real danger.  Umeå's Pettersen, scorer of two goals in the first leg, was injured and replaced by Molin.  Umeå remained dangerous.

OL's best chance came from Lara Dicknmann from a pass by Stensland, but the shot went to Bouhaddi.  The teams went in at half time with the score at 0-0 but OL were not out of the woods because Umeå needed only one goal for an overall draw and a win in the tie with their two away goals.

OL continued to press after the break but lacked precision in finishing.  They were baulked by keeper Jönsson and neither Amandine Henry nor Shirley Cruz could make a mark.

In the 65th minute Dickenmann had a good shot saved by Bouhaddi.  Umeå made several changes but OL managed to hold out until the final whistle.  A score of 0-0 meant that OL are through to th Final on May 20 in Madrid to face Turbine Potsdam.

Champions League semifinal second leg.
Umeå v Olympique Lyonnaise, Gamliavallen Stadium, Umeå, April 28 2010.
Umeå 0 Olympique Lyonnaise 0; OL win 3-2 on aggegate.  
Cards: Stensland (23), Necib (65), OL; Molin (82), Umea.

Olympique Lyonnaise:
Sarah Bouhaddi -
Corine Franco, Wendie Renard, Laura Georges, Amelie Rybeck -
Shirley Cruz, Amandine Henry, Ingvild Stensland, Lara Dickenmann -
Louisa Necib, Elodie Thomis.


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Title: OL latest on transfer
Post by: Sylvain on August 26, 2010, 03:05:25 PM
Coach : Patrice LAIR

Arrivals : Patrice LAIR (entr., Directeur Technique Rwanda), Eugénie LE SOMMER (Stade Briochin), Sabrina VIGUIER (Montpellier HSC)

Départs : Farid BENSTITI (entr., stay in the men coaching staff ), Christine NILSEN (Arna-Bjørnar, NORVEGE), Amelie RYBÄCK (Stabæk, NORVEGE), SIMONE Gomes Jatoba, KATIA Cilene Teixeira Da Silva (Paris-Saint-Germain), Coralie DUCHER (arrêt), Inès DHAOU (Estartit, ESPAGNE)

One left back and one attacking midfield are rumoured to sign soon.
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: D-Oz on August 26, 2010, 11:08:01 PM
And Lydia Miraoui to Estartit as well.
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: Alan on September 01, 2010, 12:35:15 PM
Olympique Lyonnaise women's team played their first training match in preparation for the new season.  The team played under the eye of their new trainer, Patrice Lair.

August 14:  Lyon did not disappoint their new trainer.  Lotta Schelin was active from the start and scored the 1-0 goal in the second minute of the match with a free kick by Ingvild Stensland who was excellent.  After that Lara Dickenmann had several face-to-face opportunities to score but Lyon had to wait until the end of the second half to see the lead doubled, when Lotta Schelin took advantage of an unfortunate defensive error.

In the second half after nine changes Lyon benefited from the play of new recruit Eugenie le Sommer, who scored the 3-0 goal assisted by Louisa Necib.  

On Monday twelve OL players will leave to join their national teams for a ten-day period of qualification matches for the World Cup.  The rest of the group will go on a weekend trip to Claix.

Olympique Lyonnaise, 1st half: Pons - Dusang, Viguier, Georges, Akherraze - Cruz, Stensland, Dickenmann - Herlovsen, Schelin, Kaci.

Olympique Lyonnaise, 2nd half: Bouhaddi - Berthet, Viguier, Georges, Renard - Franco, Henry, Nécib - Brétigny, Le Sommer, Thomis.


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Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: Alan on September 01, 2010, 01:10:13 PM
Eleven Olympique Lyonnaise players were in action in the World Cup qualification matches played last week.

France: The national team achieved first place in their group with a 1-0 win over Iceland.  Laura Georges, Corine Franco, Elodie Thomis and Louisa Nécib started the match, and Eugénie Le Sommer replaced Necib with 20 minutes left to play. Sandrine Dusang and Sabrina Viguier were on the bench.

Norway: Ingvild Stensland, captain, and Isabell Herlovsen who went on as a substitute after an hour, had a 4-0 win over Slovakia.  They are looking to win the group with Netherlands in second place.

Sweden: Lotta Schelin's team were assured of their place at the head of their group with a 1-0 win over the Czech Republic.  Schelin played 90 minutes.

Switzerland: captain Lara Dickenmann and Switzerland took first place over Russia by beating Kazakhstan 8-0 in Fribourg.

Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: D-Oz on September 04, 2010, 11:56:12 PM
A little late, but OL won their last friendly vs Yzeure Allier Auvergne (formerly known as Nord Allier Yzeure) last weekend.


1-0 Le Sommer
2-0 Cruz
3-0 Schelin

Isabell Herlovsen, Lara Dickenmann and ELodie Thomis didn't play due to injuries.

First day of the D1 for OL tomorrow as they'll face Toulouse.

The roster:
Goalkeepers : Bouhaddi, Pons
Defenders : Georges, Viguier, Renard, Akherraze
Midfielders : Franco, Cruz, Stensland, Henry, Kaci, Nécib, Dickenmann
Forwards : Schelin, Le Sommer, Brétigny

Dusang and Herlovsen played today with the reserve because they aren't fit and it seems like Isabell was subbed out due to a knee injury during the game. Some fans said it wouldn't be too serious, but we'll see. Elodie Thomis is still injuried.
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: Samuel Vimes on September 05, 2010, 10:57:20 PM
A little late, but OL won their last friendly vs Yzeure Allier Auvergne (formerly known as Nord Allier Yzeure) last weekend.


1-0 Le Sommer
2-0 Cruz
3-0 Schelin

Isabell Herlovsen, Lara Dickenmann and ELodie Thomis didn't play due to injuries.

First day of the D1 for OL tomorrow as they'll face Toulouse.

The roster:
Goalkeepers : Bouhaddi, Pons
Defenders : Georges, Viguier, Renard, Akherraze
Midfielders : Franco, Cruz, Stensland, Henry, Kaci, Nécib, Dickenmann
Forwards : Schelin, Le Sommer, Brétigny

Dusang and Herlovsen played today with the reserve because they aren't fit and it seems like Isabell was subbed out due to a knee injury during the game

As a Norway fan, I should be worried about this, but we're a) playing Ukraine and b) Herlovsen peaked at 16.

Guess Lyon have alternatives what with the Breton girl coming in too. You don't know today's result against Toulouse, by any chance?
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: Sylvain on September 05, 2010, 11:01:04 PM
6-0 for OL

1-0: Dickenmann (Schelin)
2-0: Necib (Le Sommer)
3-0: Le Sommer
4-0: Dickenmann
5-0: Brétigny
6-0: Brétigny (Stensland)

Courtesy of D-oz on another forum  ;)
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: Samuel Vimes on September 05, 2010, 11:14:33 PM
Courtesy of D'oz on another forum  ;)

merci  ;)
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: D-Oz on September 06, 2010, 12:14:11 AM
Courtesy of D-oz on another forum  ;)

I'm known everywhere, how annoying ;D

...Forum where I forgot to mention Shirley Cruz missing a pk in the last 20 minutes.

Lyon (4-3-3):

Henry(Stensland 59e)-Cruz-Nécib (Kaci 75e)
Le Sommer- Schelin (Brétigny 53e)-Dickenmann

For Samuel and the norwegian fans: I got to talk to Isabell before the match and she told me that her injuriy was supposed to last 3 weeks and as it's now the end of the second one, she feels confident that she can play when she's back. She doesn't know if she'll be able to play for the NT this week but she's still going there tomorrow.

That's for the update about her.

And yes, Lyon has the Brétigny-Kaci (polyvalent player) alternatives. The Dickenmann-Schelin-Le Sommer trio was very interesting today, but we'd like to see what Isa can do given that a new season is starting.

I also forgot to mention an other injury yesterday: Pauline Peyraud-Magnin our young 3rd GK got a serious knee injury. It happened during the warm-up. She -apparently- did not tear her ACL but will be out for a while.

Title: OL runs rings round Russians - four for Lotta
Post by: Alan on November 05, 2010, 07:07:29 PM
Lotta Schelin scored four goals when Olympique Lyonnaise beat Rossiyanka 6-1 in the away leg of the 1/8 final of the Champions League.  

Schelin's first goal came after 11 minutes and she scored two in each half.  She was substituted in the 79th minute.  "Not bad", she said.  "I have never been in Russia before".

In the last match in the Champions League Schelin scored a hat-trick against AZ Alkmaar.


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Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: D-Oz on November 06, 2010, 04:11:38 AM
You can watch the goals here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snQuWpzyqxM
There are also short interviews of Lotta and Patrice Lair for those who understand french.
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: sylvain on November 06, 2010, 05:46:39 AM
Clinical finishing and rubbish defending...
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: sylvain on November 10, 2010, 01:49:00 AM
Interview with Patrice Lair if you understand French as some of you do  ;)

Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: Alan on January 20, 2011, 01:26:13 AM
You can watch the goals here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snQuWpzyqxM
There are also short interviews of Lotta and Patrice Lair for those who understand french.
Lotta is unstoppable . . . the video really needed more football and less talk  :)  the footballers are world class but talkers are ten a penny :)
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: sylvain on January 20, 2011, 10:24:59 AM
Yesterday, PSG played against OL a game that was postponed earlier in the season and OL made a huge step towards retaining the title by winning 2-1.
PSG opened the score by Katia the former OL center forward 50', Dickenmann equalizer came quickly on the 53rd and Thomis who came on as the sub scored the winning goal 82'

The OL team :

Pons - Henry Georges Renard Bompastor - Necib ( Kaci 57') Abily Cruz-Trana - Dickenmann Le Sommer ( Bretigny 78') Schelin ( Thomis 65')

Not used Viguier Peyraud-Magnin
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: D-Oz on January 24, 2011, 01:12:07 AM
Lotta is unstoppable

Alan is quite right as Lotta scored two important goals for OL today against last year's second best team of D1. She actually had scored another one but the ref called it back (offside position).

OL 7, Juvisy 1.

Goals for Lyon : Amandine Henry 2', Lotta Schelin 10', 50', Louisa Necib 29', 63', Sandrine Brétigny 78', 87'.
For Juvisy : Laëtitia Tonazzi 31' .

Abily for Lyon and Soubeyrand for Juvisy both missed a pk.

Pons – Renard, Georges, Viguier, Bompastor – Henry (Dusang 57e), Abily (Dickenmann 46e), Cruz – Thomis, Schelin (Brétigny 66ee), Nécib.

Bouhaddi, Franco and Stensland are still injuried.
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: sylvain on January 25, 2011, 10:45:50 AM
For the numerous forum members who understand French an interview with Camille Abily on Monday on RTL radio ( number 1 in FRance with 13.2% market share )

Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: D-Oz on January 30, 2011, 10:04:23 PM
Merci Sylvain :)

1/16th final against Monteux today, OL won 7-0, but Lotta may be injuried (adductors). Amel Majri (a 18 year old offensive midfielder/forward) came off the bench early in the match to replace her. She scored her first goal with the pro team while french international forward Eugénie Le Sommer scored 5 goals.

OL lineup:

Pons - Dusang, Viguier, Renard, Kaci - Henry (Cruz 46e), Nécib, Bompastor (Abily 55e) - Le Sommer, Schelin (Majri 10e), Dickenmann.

Title: Ingvild Stensland and Corine Franco back from injury
Post by: Alan on May 12, 2011, 07:12:37 PM
The trainer of Olympic Lyonnaise, Patrice Lair, was pleased to welcome back Corine Franco after injury recently.  On Thursday afternoon he was also able to welcome Ingvild Stensland to training.  After her back surgery last winter the Norwegian international player had a meeting with the club's physical trainer Antonin Da Fonsceca.  

"I am very happy to return to Lyon.  Now I only want to go on the pitch with the girls.  I had a big back operation and then rested in Norway to start my training.  It has been a long and difficult process.  But the most important thing is to be back training with the girls", the midfielder told us.

Patrice Lair was also pleased.  "I am very happy she has returned.  It's a minor miracle.  Now we will have to see what happens on the pitch.  It's a bonus for us", he said.

Ingvild Stensland and Corine Franco are expected to play in the reserve team at the weekend, and will be aiming to make it into the OL team for the Champions League Final on May 26 in London.


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Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: Alan on May 17, 2011, 04:44:01 PM
With only eleven days to the Final of the Champions League against the Germans of Turbine Potsdam, Olympique Lyonnaise made short work of Saint-Etienne, taking their 21st straight win over a team they had already beaten 6-0 last weekend.

After some weeks of absence the fastest player in the League, Elodie Thomis, put squibs under the Saint-Etienne defence in the first half with four decisive passes.  The first went to striker Eugenie le Sommer, deputising for Lotta Schelin, who opened the scoring in the 7th minute.  Thomis then served up the second goal to Louisa Nécib after a burst of speed on the right wing only a minute later .  

The Thomis show continued with a masterful back-pass to Camille Abily for 3-0 in the 17th minute, and the performance was repeated with another goal, this time a header in the 37th minute by Abily served up once again by Thomis.

At half time Abily and Thomis were replaced by Lara Dickenmann and Sandrine Brétigny.  Brétigny took only a minute to score the 5-0 goal, before Louisa Nécib played the 1-2 with talented substitute Amel Majri to score in the 58th minute.  Finally Brétigny (7-0, 86) and Nécib (8-0, 90) rounded off a perfect day in front of a highly impressed crowd of spectators.    

OL 8  St. Etienne 0 (4-0)
Goals: Le Sommer (7), Nécib (8, 86, 90), Abily (17, 37), Brétigny (46, 86).

Sarah Bouhaddi -
Wendie Renard, Laura Georges, Sabrina Viguier, Sonia Bompastor (capt.) -
Amandine Henry, Camille Abily (Lara Dickenmann 46), Shirley Cruz -
Elodie Thomis (Sandrine Brétigny 46), Eugénie Le Sommer (Amel Majri 56e), Louisa Nécib.


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Title: Lyon 2-0 revenge over Turbine Potsdam
Post by: Alan on May 27, 2011, 06:03:19 PM
Wendie Renard and Lara Dickenmann scored as Olympique Lyonnaise saw off Turbine Potsdam on Thursday at Craven Cottage.

Lyon became the first French team to win the Women's Champions League by avenging their defeat to Turbine Potsdam in last year's final. Goals in each half from Wendie Renard and Lara Dickenmann settled an exhilarating encounter at Craven Cottage. Lyon's vibrant victory served as persuasive evidence to the club's watching chairman, Jean-Michel Aulas, that the millions of euros that he has invested in a bid to turn Lyon into a durable continental force is bearing fruit.

Potsdam's hopes of retaining their title suffered a setback before the start when their top-scorer, Yuki Nagasoto, was found not to have recovered from a knee injury suffered on international duty for Japan. But her absence did not discourage the German champions from attacking from the outset. In the opening 10 minutes Lyon goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi was forced to make two fine saves with her feet, first from a close-range volley from Viola Odebrecht and then from a low drive by Fatmire Bajramaj.

Lyon were never likely to be on the back foot for long. This is the team that eliminated Arsenal in the semi-final and won the French league by a landslide, with an average of five goals per match. Their winger, Elodie Thomis, a promising sprinter who was persuaded to try football at the age of 13, began to cause havoc down the right and combined well with Lotta Schelin, Lyon's Swedish striker who missed last season's final with an injury but seemed intent on making up for it here.  Schelin profited from Nagasoto's misfortune to move ahead of the Japanese at the top of the competition scoring charts, where both had been level on nine goals. Yet Lyon's first real goal threat came from an unexpected source when Louisa Necib almost scored directly from a corner.

Lyon threatened to take charge after that and Schelin and Camille Abily went close on several occasions. The powerful running of Isabel Kershowski down the left, and the sharpness of striker Fatmire Bajramaj, meant Potsdam threatened intermittently on the counterattack but in the 29th minute Lyon got the goal their pressure warranted. A corner triggered chaos in the Potsdam box and, after keeper Anna Felicitas Sarholz made a point-blank save from Schelin, Renard reacted faster than the defenders to scramble the ball over the line from close range.  Sarholz had to act adroitly to prevent Lyon from extending their lead moments later, hurtling off her line to block a Schelin shot at the edge of the area.

As in the first half Potsdam started the second half positively and should have equalised with a minute of the resumption, but after a dainty cross by Bianca Schmidt, Inka Wesley mistimed her header from six yards out. Babet Peter erred in similar fashion in the 57th minute after being presented with an inviting opportunity following shoddy Lyon defending at a free-kick. Now it was Lyon who were playing on the counter, and Thomis could have capped one swift break with a goal in the 50th minute but instead shot straight at the goalkeeper when clean through.

Potsdam cranked up the tempo and their superior power started to show as they began to punch holes in the Lyon defence.  But they could not beat Bouhaddi, who denied Kershowski with another fine save with her feet after an hour.

It is against Lyon's instincts to defend for long and there was no chance of them attempting to cling on for the final whistle. They rallied; twice the referee turned down strong penalty appeals after sweeping breaks, and in the 84th Sarholz had to pounce at the feet of Dickenmann to prevent the Swiss international from consolidating Lyon's victory. It was only a momentary reprieve for Potsdam, as one minute later Dickenmann surged undetected into the left-hand side of the box, took down a cross from the right and fired an unstoppable shot into the net from 10 yards.

Lyon (4-3-3): Bouhaddi; Renard, Georges, Viguier, Bompastor; Necib (Dickenmann 56), Cruz, Henry; Thomis (Le Sommer 73), Schelin, Abily. Subs not used: Pons, Stensland, Bretigny, Kaci, Majri.

Potsdam (3-4-3): Sarholz; Schmidt, Peter, Henning; Zietz, Wesley, Odebrecht, Kemme; Kershowski, Bajmaraj, Mittag. Subs not used: Schumann, Demann, Lowenberg, Bagehorn, Wich, Cramer, Schroder. Booked: Bajramaj.

Referee D Damkova Cze.

Paul Doyle www.guardian.co.uk,
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: raefil on May 27, 2011, 06:29:23 PM
For what its worth, i thought Lyon were awesome last night from back to front.   I was very impressed and made me relise how far behind our game is.
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: D-Oz on May 29, 2011, 05:48:57 PM
OL Ladies defeated Toulouse 5-1 in D1 today as they played their last game of a beautiful season.

Goals from Schelin (21', 23'), Dickenmann (33'), Abily (40') and Brétigny (55')

OL Ladies:

Bouhaddi (c.) - Franco, Georges, Viguier, Renard - Abily, Stensland (45' Cruz), Bompastor - Le Sommer, Schelin (45' Brétigny), Dickenmann (45' Majri).

OL won all their 22 matches this season and thus set up a new record. They also send Toulouse in Division 2 at the same time.

It's great to see Franco and Stensland back on the pitch after their long injuries.

On a funny note, the FFF's last ridiculous joke was to forgot the trophey, so the players will have to wait to have it. (Tomorrow in Paris, as I heard).

Anyway, it's the end of a very successul season for OL Ladies, having just failed at Juvisy in French Cup 1/4 final. And thanks to the UEFA, they got the CL trophey in time last thursday.

PSG defeated Montpellier 1-0 in extra time and will be the other french team in the 2011-2012 Champions League campaign.

To sum up the season:
-Huge Schelin and Dickenmann, especially in 2011.
-Having Abily and Bompastor back helped the team a lot.
-Franco and Stensland major injuries forced Patrice Lair to readjust the defensive side and it became worse when Dusang torn her ACL later in the season.
-On the overall, strong performance from the two remaining defensive mids Shirley Cruz Trana and Amandine Henry.
-Wendie Renard confirmed her good 2009-2010 season, became a french international and started to score a few key goals.
-Young winger Amel Majri won a spot in the first team and should get more playing time next season.
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: nhunter1986 on May 29, 2011, 10:45:32 PM
Was Amandine Henry injured today? I thought she played really well in the Champions League Final!
Title: Stensland: "now it's a 2-day party"!
Post by: Alan on June 05, 2011, 08:29:43 PM
Norwegian player Ingvild Stensland sat on the bench through the Champions League Final, but celebrated along with the other Olympique Lyonnaise players.  After arriving back in Lyon around 3 a.m. she and her teammates planned a party lasting two days.

The team started the celebrations out on the grass at Craven Cottage before the trip back to Lyon in their private plane.  "The president of the club owns a restaurant, so we are going straight there.  It's a bit late but that doesn't stop us.  There will be a party all night and through the morning.  We are going to party for two days", said Stensland to VG Nett.

Lyon were aiming for their last league match the following Sunday, but were already champions with 21 wins from 21 matches and were not too worried about the need to prepare quietly.  "We deserve a party now", said Stensland.

The Norwegian international player with her white hairband and number four on her shirt celebrated with her teammates at Craven Cottage and got to lift the Cup after UEFA President Michel Platini delivered it after the match.  "This is huge! the biggest thing you can win as a club player.  Even if I didn't get to play I was very pleased to be with the squad.  It's tremendous to have experienced something like this", she said.

The 29-year-old has been out with an injury since December and has been recovering from back surgery.  She warmed up through the second half, but did not get the call to make herself ready.  "I had good feelings anyway.  Now I have to tune my form for the World Cup", she said.

Stensland played from the start when Lyon beat AZ in the Netherlands earlier in the tournament, and played 90 minutes in the 5-0 win over Rossiyanka in November last year.  In June she is off to Germany with Norway's national team for the World Cup.    

From the bench she saw Wendie Renard score the 1-0 goal after a lot of to and fro in the Potsdam penalty area after a corner in the 27th minute.  The French team mostly had good control and stopped all the Germans' attempts.  Five minutes from the finish substitute Lara Dickenmann put the finishing touch to Lyon's win.

Lyon - Turbine Potsdam 2-0 (1-0), Craven Cottage.
14,303 spectators.
Ref: Dagmar Damkova, Czech Rep.
Yellow card: Camille Abily, Lyon  
Goals: 1-0 Wendie Renard (27), 2-0 Lara Dickenmann (85).

Wegard Bakkehaug, Øyvind Brenne http://www.vg.no/sport/fotball/kvinner/artikkel.php?artid=10086309

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Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: Sylvain on May 01, 2012, 06:51:56 AM
A very busy end of season for the Olympique Lyonnais feminine team :

Coupe De France  semi-final  - Sat 29/04: Arras FCF 0 - Lyon 8
D1 Day 19 Tue 01/05  : Lyon - Yzeure
D1 Day 20 Sun 06/05 :Lyon - Soyaux
Coupe de France Final Sun 13/05 Lyon- PSG or Montpellier
Champions League Final Thur 17/05  Lyon - 1. FFC Frankfurt
D1 Day 17 Sun 20/05 Lyon - Paris SG
D1 Day 22 Sun  27/05: Lyon - Vendenheim
D1 Day 21 Sat 02/06 : Juvisy - Lyon
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: Sylvain on June 22, 2012, 07:52:00 PM
All change at the home of the double european champions.
Due to the men's side not qualifying for the champions league and also building a new ground, the budget is going down by a fair bit, so there will be a lot more players leaving than coming in.

In : Elise Bussaglia ( PSG), Laura Agard ( Rodez AF) Laetitia Tonazzi ( Juvisy)

Out : Sandrine Bretigny (?) Sandrine Dusang (?) Louisa Necib (?) Aurelie Kaci (?) Celine Deville (?)
Shirley Cruz (?) Laura Georges (?) Rosana (?) No official confirmation for the destination of potentially departing players
Title: Big CL-QF win for Olympique Lyonnais
Post by: Alan on March 20, 2013, 10:07:37 PM
Olympique Lyonnais had a 5-0 win over Malmö FC today in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final, with goals by Elodie Thomis, Lotta Schelin (2), Camille Abily and Louisa Necib.  OL were on top throughout but the Swedish visitors had a couple of scoring chances, mainly created by their only dangerous player, Ramona Bachmann.  The question on Eurosport was whether any team can step up and give OL a serious challenge in the final two rounds, when they turned up with such a strong eleven that players like Eugenie le Sommer, Shino Ohno, Sabrine Viguier and Megan Rapinoe were on the subs' bench.     
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: bilbobaggins on March 20, 2013, 11:03:12 PM
Should have been 4.1 1 bad deflection. A couple of silly mistakes by malmo. Rapinoe had a pretty poor
Match really. Nice to see bompastor ,still a quality player. But will be hard to beat.
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: law10 on March 21, 2013, 01:52:22 AM
The final where there is only the single match is really the only place they can fall, because if they stumble in one of the semi legs they have the other to account for it.

250,000€ winning team
200,000€ losing finalist
50.000€ losing semi-finalists
25.000€ losing quarter-finalists
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
Post by: Sylvain on April 04, 2013, 02:50:35 PM
Lyon have officially qualified for the Champions League 2013/14 and will be the number 1 seed again witha  coefficient above 120 points
Title: Turbine Potsdam v Olympique Lyonnaise today
Post by: Alan on November 10, 2013, 12:45:41 PM
ON Sunday afternoon Turbine Potsdam are at home to Olympique Lyonnaise in the last-16 of the Champions League.  Today's match is described by Ada Hegerberg as 'The German machine against French finesse' and it's on Eurosport from 14.45 in the UK.

Turbine Potsdam 0 Olympique Lyonnais 1 with a second half goal by Louisa Necib.
Next match on Thursday.
Title: Olympique Lyonnais signs Hegerberg
Post by: Alan on July 16, 2014, 04:55:54 AM
Ada Stolsmo Hegerberg has signed for the big French club Olympique Lyonnais, which has played in the last four Champions League Finals, according to a scoop in the Norwegian tabloid VG.

Hegerberg visited the club last week and stayed until Tuesday when she signed a 2-year contract.  "I see Lyon as the world's biggest club, pure and simple.  There was nothing to question.  The club is ultra professional with an enormous history.  It's great to be part of it.  I have had advice from Ingvild Stensland and she is happy for me", Hegerberg told VG.

Lyon played all the Champions League finals between 2010 and 2013.  One of its stars is the Swedish striker Lotta Schelin who has a salary reported to be two million Swedish kroner (£170,000) per year.

Hegerberg, 19 this month, says that Norway's captain Ingvild Stensland, who played at Lyon between 2009 and 2011, has supported her decision and given her some advice.  She said this is a good move for Hegerberg, who has been at Turbine Potsdam for 18 months.

Hegerberg was in Norway's squad last year at the European Cup in Sweden, and she recently guested in the VG TV studio during World Cup transmissions from Brazil.

Stine Løvmo, Nils Christian Mangelrød http://www.vg.no/sport/fotball/kvinnefotball/verdens-stoerste-klubb/a/23254126/


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Title: Olympique Lyonnais presenting their new player
Post by: Alan on July 23, 2014, 08:29:52 AM
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnais
Post by: sylvain on July 23, 2014, 10:51:17 AM
Olympique lyonnais are rumoured to have reduced their budget from the previous seasons and you can actually see their squad is short in numbers especially in defense :


3 goalies, 4 defenders, 8 midfields and 4 forwards 19 players. One more defender is expected and you never know she might be British  ;)
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnais
Post by: The Cabbage on July 23, 2014, 07:42:28 PM
Can't see that they have got rid of any decent top notch players
Title: Olympique Lyonnais win tournament
Post by: Alan on August 12, 2014, 07:21:09 PM
Olympique Lyonnais beat PSG to win a holiday tournament in Switzerland: http://www.womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,7070.msg80280.html#msg80280
Pictures: http://www.olweb.fr/fr/media/photo/stage-crans-montana-3380.html?#!/36246/stage-crans-montana

Title: Olympique Lyonnais 5 Albi 0
Post by: Alan on August 14, 2014, 08:56:27 AM
On Wednesday OL were back from their cup win in Switzerland and played a friendly against southern team Albi.  The goals were scored by Amandine Henry, Lotta Schelin (2), Louisa Necib and Ada Hegerberg.  

Title: Hegerberg enjoying Olympique Lyonnais
Post by: Alan on August 31, 2014, 05:42:39 PM
Ada Stolsmo Hegerberg has had a great start at her new club Olympique Lyonnais.  She made the move after failing to develop her game as much as she had hoped at Turbine Potsdam.  "The transfer has gone very well.  I have have been well received.  They are a very friendly lot and training with so many high-quality players helps me to become a better player every day.  It's a very professional club and you get taken seriously", Hegerberg told FotballMagasinet.

Joining the Lyon club was an easy decision when they showed interest.  "It was very easy once Lyon had come into the frame.  When such a big club is interested in you there are no doubts.  I see it as a much better environment than the one I had at Turbine Potsdam", she said.  She felt she was not making progress at the German club.  "At Turbine Potsdam it's just quantity all the time.  There is far too much quantity in relation to quality and you get no detailed training.  I felt I was not developing because I was exhausted all the time.  The trainer decided everything and there was nothing you could say.  In France you get feedback all the time about what could be done better.  I get praise when I deserve it and the follow-up is something I am very happy with", said Hegerberg.

She had a good start when she was voted player of the tournament after OL won the Valais Cup in Switzerland, scoring twice in the 3-2 Final against Paris St Germain.  "For the first I had a volley from 18 yards and just had to thump it in.  I was upset when we let in the 2-2 goal because I didn't fancy penalties.  Then I got a very good ball from Lotta Schelin about 18 yards out and placed it into the far corner.  It was a good win against league rivals, and I could feel real rivalism because it was a tight match with a lot of hard duelling.  So it will be interesting to meet them again in the league in November".

There are high ambitions at Olympique Lyonnais.  After winning the Champions League twice they lost to Wolfsburg 0-1 in the 2012-13 Final.  Last year they went out to Turbine Potsdam in the 1/8 final.  "We are very hungry to win the Champions League back again after 'we' beat them last year (she was a Turbine player then).  It makes high demands but I think everyone is geared up to deliver the best in training and in matches.  It's a great situation where we have the chance to win League, Cup and Champions League", said Ada Stolsmo Hegerberg.

Andreas Kristoffer Berge http://fotballmagasinet.no/?mode=news&id=27940  
Title: FC Metz - Olympique Lyonnais 0-15
Post by: Alan on September 09, 2014, 01:23:08 PM
Olympique Lyonnais had an overwhelming away win over FC Metz on Sunday, with a hat trick for both strikers, and goals scored by another eight players.

Lotta Schelin started the scoring in the fifth minute and then after more goals by Wendie Renard and Schelin OL were 0-3 up after fifteen minutes.  The avalanche continued with further goals by Schelin, Louisa Necib, Lara Dickenmann, Amel Majri and Ada Hegerberg and the half-time score was 0-8.

After the break the procession continued with two goals from Eugénie Le Sommer in the space of three minutes and then two more by Hegerberg.  Camille Abily and Amandine Henry kept the party going and there was a final goal by Elodie Thomis.

OL are top of the table, ahead of PSG on goal difference.  

FC Metz - Olympique Lyonnais 0-15 (0-8), Round-2, Saint-Symphorien Stadium, Sept. 7 2014
Goals: Schelin 5, 15, 27; Renard 10; Necib 30; Dickenmann 34; Majri 37; Hegerberg 43, 54, 63; Le Sommer 48, 51; Abily 60; Henry 69; Thomis 80.

Olympique Lyonnais:
Bouhaddi -
Petit, Kumagai, Renard (capt), Majri (Thomis 71) -
Dickenmann, Abily, Bussaglia, Necib (Henry 46) -
Hegerberg, Schelin (Le Sommer 46).  

A lot of match photos: http://womenfootball.org/2014_2015/frankrijk_mets_lyon/#
Title: Olympique Lyonnaise - Montpellier 4-0 on Saturday
Post by: Alan on September 20, 2014, 05:26:56 PM
OL beat Montpellier 4-0 with goals by Ada Hegerberg, Elise Bussagila, Camille Abily and Eugenie le Sommer.

Olympique Lyonnaise - Montpellier 4-0 (1-0), round 3, Stade Gerland, 21-09-2014
Goals: Hegerberg 4, Bussaglia 47, Abily 70, Le Sommer 89.

OL: Bouhaddi - Dickenmann (Perisset 74), Kumagai, Renard, Majri, Henry, Bussaglia, Hegerberg, Abily, Necib, Schelin (Le Sommer 45).

Montpellier: Philippe - Torrent, Gadea, Sembrant, Karchaoui, Toletti, Utsugi, Jackobsson, Lavogez (Asseyi 67), Makanza, Gauvin (Zouga 45).

Title: Juvisy 1 Olympique Lyonnais 4
Post by: Alan on September 30, 2014, 08:55:51 AM
Juvisy 1 Olympique Lyonnais 4, round 4, Stade Robert Bobin, 28-09-2014
Yellow cards: Bouhhadi, OL; Jaurena, Juvisy
Goals: 0-1 Hegerberg 11, 0-2 Schelin 16, 0-3 Renard 37, 0-4 Thomis 80, 1-4 Machart 90

Juvisy: Deville, Dussang, Buttel, Guilbert, Soyer, Tounkara, Jaurena, Cayman, Coquet, Thiney, Catala (Machart 64).

OL: Bouhaddi, Majri (Petit 70), Kumagai, Renard, Dickenmann, Henry (Abily 46), Bussaglia, Necib, Le Sommer, Hegerberg (Thomis 45), Schelin.


Title: Olympique Lyonnais 6 Issy-les-Moulineaux 0
Post by: Alan on October 06, 2014, 10:10:56 PM
Olympique Lyonnais produced a good performance in preparation for Thursday's Champions League match against Brescia.

Lyon had no success until just before half time with an acrobatic finish from Eugenie le Sommer set up by Elodie Thomis.  Substitute Lotta Schelin introduced Issy to reality when she took passes from Ada Hegerberg and sent two good crosses in for Camille Abily to place them in the net.  Schelin scored two of her own at close quarters with Issy's keeper.  Hegerberg's turn to score came two minutes from the end.    

Olympique Lyonnais 6 Issy-les-Moulineaux 0 (1-0), round 5, October 5 2014
Goals: Le Sommer 45; Abily 60, 85; Schelin 65, 79; Hegerberg 88.

Méline Gérard -
Lara Dickenmann (Corine Petit 46), Saki Kumagai, Wendie Renard, Amel Majri -
Amandine Henry (Elise Bussaglia 66), Camille Abily, Louisa Necib -
Eugénie Le Sommer (Lotta Schelin 46), Elodie Thomis, Ada Hegerberg.


Champions League: Brescia v Olympique Lyonnais, Thursday 9th October at 19.15 on Eurosport-2

The Master and her apprentice?

Title: Brescia - Olympique Lyonnais in CL tonight
Post by: Alan on October 09, 2014, 05:47:10 PM
Olympique Lyonnais are playing away in Brescia tonight in their 1/16-final first leg match tonight.

Europe is back on the agenda for Olympique Lyonnais since their premature departure in the 1/8-final last year, an anomaly that the present team is anxious to expunge as soon as possible.  A new adventure starts on Thursday evening in Italy, where they meet local champions Brescia.

But to set the stage for the return match back at Lyon next week the team will have to overcome a team that is growing in stature.  Brescia won the Italian Cup in 2012 and were the league champions last season.

Despite their lack of experience the team from Lombardy can rely on their international player Daniela Sabatino (29) who scored twice last weekend, and Roberta D'Adda (32).  They also have Maria Karlsson from Sweden, a former teammate of Lotta Schelin in Gothenburg.  Kickoff is at 19.30 (UK) on Eurosport-2.

OL are not underestimating their opponents but have won their first five league matches and will be looking for victory in the Mario Rigamonti Stadium tonight.

Camille Abily, Amandine Henry and Ada Hegerberg:


Title: Brescia 0 Olympique Lyonnais 5
Post by: Alan on October 10, 2014, 03:49:31 AM
Last night's 0-5 away win leaves Brescia with little hope for the return leg next week.  OL started and continued at a blistering tempo with their passes finding their targets, and ended the match with 69% possession.

Louisa Necib got the party going with a 27-yard free kick which deflected slightly off the wall.  Soon after, Eugénie Le Sommer raced up the left wing and centred the ball to where Lotta Schelin threw herself forward and slid in to net the ball at the far post.  Anyone who blinked would have missed it.  

For the next goal captain Wendie Renard, 6ft 2 inches, jumped to head the ball after a corner.  For a central defender she scores a lot.  For the rest of the first half OL maintained their advantage but there were no more goals.  Brescia's keeper Marchitelli had a good match and kept the score within reasonable limits, which would not have happened without a good goalkeeper because the home team's defenders were stretched somewhat.

In the second half Hegerberg was replaced by Elodie Thomis.  A look at the list of substitutes demonstrates Brescia's problem.  4-0 came after a long pass by Camille Abily up the right wing, taken by Schelin and served up to Le Sommer who volleyed it in while still sprinting.  The Italian supporters, who kept up a good level of noise and atmosphere through the match, could only applaud the visitors' brilliant play.  

The last goal came from combination play by Thomis and Schelin which ended in Le Sommer hustling the ball into goal at 60 mph (it looked like).  OL made their final substitutions with Corine Petit and Elise Bussaglia replacing left-back Amel Majri and Abily.  There were no more goals.


ACF Brescia - Olympique Lyonnais 0-5, (0-3), Champions League, 09-10-14
Goals: Necib 12, Schelin 20, Renard 23, Le Sommer 55, 67.

Marchitelli -
Karlsson, D'Adda, Linari (Zizioli 46) -
Bonansea (Prost 46), Rosucci, Nasuti, Cernoia (capt), Boattin -
Girelli, Sabatino (Tarenzi 73).

Bouhaddi -
Dickenmann, Kumagai, Renard (capt), Majri (Petit 61) -
Abily (Bussaglia 61), Henry, Necib -
Le Sommer, Schelin, Hegerberg (Thomis 46).

More coverage: http://www.uefa.com/womenschampionsleague/season=2015/matches/round=2000555/match=2015196/postmatch/report/index.html
Title: Albi 0 Olympique Lyonnais 4
Post by: Alan on October 12, 2014, 06:28:50 PM
Three days after their big win in Italy, OL were back in France on Sunday for the league match away at Albi in the south-west.  Ada Hegerberg scored the only goal of the first half but two quick goals by Eugénie Le Sommer, who replaced Lotta Schelin at half time, took the score to a more respectable level before Elodie Thomis scored a fourth to seal the victory.  

Albi 0 Olympique Lyonnais 4, round 6, October 12 2014
Goals: Hegerberg 17, Le Sommer 57, 60, Thomis 71.

OL: Bouhaddi - Renard (Perisset 64), Kumagai, Petit, Majri, Bussaglia, Henry (Necib 46), Abily, Schelin (Le Sommer 46), Thomis, Hegerberg.

Title: OL 9 Brescia 0
Post by: Alan on October 15, 2014, 09:29:14 PM
Olympique Lyonnais completed their Champions League tie at home to Brescia tonight and scored four more at home than they managed away last week, to make it 14-0 on aggregate.  

Olympique Lyonnais 9 Brescia 0 (5-0), Champions League 1/16 final, Stade de Gerland, 15-10-2014
Referee: Teodora Albon, Romania
Yellow cards: Zizioli, Rosucci
Goals: Le Sommer 14, 20, 47; Necib 30; Abily 32, 52, 73; Hegerberg 45+; Schelin 69.  


Gérard -
Dickenmann, Renard, Kumagai (Bussaglia 46'), Majri (Petit 46') -
Henry, Necib, Abily -
Le Sommer, Schelin, Hegerberg (Pingeon 60').

Brescia: Marchitelli, D'adda, Zizioli (Costi 73'), Karlsson, Boattin (Prost 34'), Nasuti, Cernioa, Rosucci, Tarenzi, Sabatino, Girelli (Alborghetti 50').

Match photos: http://www.olweb.fr/fr/media/photo/entrainement-a-brescia-3398.html

Title: Olympique Lyonnais 9 Soyaux 0
Post by: Alan on October 22, 2014, 07:06:38 PM
Olympique Lyonnais had their seventh straight win on Sunday afternoon, at home to Soyaux.  The last club match before the short break for international matches went perfectly as OL did a repeat of their 9-0 Champions League win over Brescia.  Lotta Schelin opened the scoring after six minutes, followed by Ada Hegerberg in the 27th minute and Lara Dickenmann in the 43rd for a half-time score of 3-0.

In the second half the Soyaux defence collapsed under repeated attacks by OL.  Right-back Dickenmann scored again, Hegerberg scored three more, and Eugénie le Sommer scored twice.  OL are still top of the table before the crunch meeting with PSG early in November.      

Olympique Lyonnais 9 Soyaux 0 (3-0), Matchday 7, Stade de Gerland, 19-10-2014
Goals: Schelin 6; Hegerberg 27, 62, 78, 90; Dickenmann 43, 68; Le Sommer 60, 87;

Bouhaddi -
Dickenmann, Kumagai, Renard (capt), Majri -
Henry (Petit 60), Bussaglia, Necib (Abily 46) -
Thomis, Schelin (Le Sommer 46), Hegerberg.


Photos: http://www.olweb.fr/fr/media/photo/ol-feminin-soyaux-3400.html#!/36844/ol-feminin-soyaux
Title: Olympique Lyonnais 2 PSG 1
Post by: Alan on November 02, 2014, 09:37:53 AM
Ada Stolsmo Hegerberg scored the winning goal when OL beat Paris St Germain 2-1 at home in the French top division, in front of a record 10,122 crowd on Saturday evening.

"It was a tough match and we had to work hard.  We are very pleased with three points.  We must work hard before the next matches", said Hegerberg to French Eurosport.  

Her winning goal after 60 minutes takes her to thirteen goals in eight matches, the clear top scorer in the league and four ahead of her Swedish teammate, Lotta Schelin.  "I have fantastic players who give me good passes, and in the end it's just up to me to put them into goal", she told Eurosport.

The match was a tough event between two leading teams but it was Lyon that deserved to take the points on Saturday evening.  It took four minutes before Schelin put OL into the lead, but not long after that PSG equalised with a goal by Aurélie Kaci.  The only other goal was Hegerberg's in the 61st minute, and OL took their eighth win of the season.  They are four points ahead of PSG in the table now.

In the second half it was announced that 10,122 spectators had made the trip to Plaine de Jeux de Gerland, OL's home arena, a total that has never been reached before in the French league.

The teams will meet again next week in the Champions League.  Fotballmagasinet spoke to Hegerberg earlier in the week and the interview will be published some time next week.  
Andreas Kristoffer Berge http://fotballmagasinet.no/?mode=news&id=28229

Olympique Lyonnais 2-1 Paris Saint-Germain (1-1), Matchday 8, Stade de Gerland, 01-11-2014
Yellow cards: Bussaglia, OL; Asllani, Horan, Gama, Delannoy, PSG
Goals: 1-0 Lotta Schelin 5, 1-1 Aurélie Kaci 8, 2-1 Ada Hegerberg 61.

Olympique Lyonnaise: Bouhaddi, Renard, Kumagai, Majri, Dickenmann, Henry, Bussaglia, Necib, Hegerberg, Schelin (Thomis 57), Le Sommer.

Paris St-Germain: Kiedrzynek, Delannoy, Georges, Krahn, Houara d'Hommeaux, Hamraoui (Horan 58), Seger, Cruz (Bresonik 69), Kaci, Alushi, Asllani (Gama 79).

Match Photos: http://www.damienlg.fr/index.php?/category/106
Hegerberg's highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5johub-wRlA

Title: PSG v Olympique Lyonnais in CL today
Post by: Alan on November 08, 2014, 05:41:13 PM
The Champions league match is under way with OL in the lead after a goal by Corine Petit.

Background and pictures: http://olfeminines.tumblr.com/

Live stream: http://www.direct-foot.info/channel9.html

Final score 1-1, equaliser in the second half by PSG's German star Fatmire Alushi.

Details: http://www.uefa.com/womenschampionsleague/season=2015/matches
Title: Paris Saint-Germain - Olympique Lyonnais 1-1
Post by: Alan on November 09, 2014, 09:48:30 AM
Paris Saint-Germain - Olympique Lyonnais 1-1 (0-1), Champions League, 08-11-2014
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
Yellow card: Corine Petit (OL)
Goals: 0-1 Corine Petit 21, 1-1 Fatmire Alushi 49

Kiedrzynek –
Delannoy (capt), Georges, Henning, Houara –
Cruz, Seger, Kaci (Hamraoui 72) –
Asllani (Dali 84), Horan (Delie 87), Alushi.

OL :
Bouhaddi –
Petit, Kumagai, Renard (capt), Dickemann –
Henry, Bussaglia –
Hegerberg, Necib, Le Sommer (Thomis 46) –
Title: Olympique Lyonnais 0 Paris St Germain 1
Post by: Alan on November 13, 2014, 08:21:46 AM
Olympique Lyonnais lost 1-0 at home to Paris St Germain and PSG are through 2-1 on aggregate.  Fatmire Alushi scored the winning goal after 80 minutes.
Title: Olympique Lyonnais hope to bounce back
Post by: Alan on November 16, 2014, 04:16:41 PM
Several days after being eliminated from the Chapions League, OL faces Rodez on Sunday afternoon in the elite French league.

For the second season in a row OL have been eliminated in the 1/8 finals.  After the terrible 1-0 defeat at home to PSG on Wednesday the objective is to keep the top spot in the D1 league against Rodez who are in 6th place.

Keepers: Bouhaddi, Gerard;
Defenders: Renard, Kumagai, Petit, Perisset;
Midfield: Henry, Bussaglia, Necib, Traore, Dickenmann, Majri;
Forwards: Schelin, Hegerberg, Le Sommer, Thomis.

Title: Olympique Lyonnais 7 Rodez 0
Post by: Alan on November 16, 2014, 10:27:17 PM
OL sprang back into action after their midweek elimination from the Champions League by PSG, beating Rodez, a team renowned for their defence, by 7-0.  

Lotta Schelin was on form with her two goals in the first half.  The first was the team's 1000th goal in the French D1 league, while the second one made Schelin the all-time top-scorer in the league with 176 goals, one more than Sandrine Bretigny.

In the second half Ada Hegerberg started a run of goals after only two minutes.  Schelin had been replaced by Eugénie Le Sommer who scored in the 54th minute, and with the Rodez defence struggling the 5-0 goal came from left-back Lara Dickenmann a minute later.  18-year-old Lucie Pingeon substituted for Amandine Henry in the second half and scored her first goal in the D1, and a final goal came from Elodie Thomis.

Olympique Lyonnais 7 Rodez 0 (2-0), Matchday 10, Plaine des Jeux de Gerland, 16-11-2014
Goals: Schelin 10, 31; Hegerberg 47; Le Sommer 54; Dickenmann 55; Pingeon 77; Thomis 90.

Sarah Bouhaddi -
Corine Petit, Saki Kumagai, Wendie Renard (capt), Lara Dickenmann -
Amandine Henry (Lucie Pingeon 46), Elise Bussaglia (Eve Perisset 56), Louisa Necib -
Elodie Thomis, Lotta Schelin (Eugénie Le Sommer 46), Ada Hegerberg.


D1 table: OL 8 matches 32 points, Juvisy 9/30, PSG 8/29.

Next match: Arras (away) Nov. 30.
Title: Round 11 Sunday
Post by: Alan on November 29, 2014, 10:08:27 PM
Round 11 on Sunday Nov. 30: Arras v Olympique Lyonnais, kickoff 14.30 or 15.00.

Elodie Thomis is out of the squad for a few weeks, Elise Bussaglia is not on this trip.  Maëlle Garbino comes into the squad for the first time.

Keepers: Bouhaddi, Gerard
Defence: Renard, Kumagai, Petit, Carage
Midfield: Henry, Necib, Traore, Dickenmann, Majri, Pingeon
Forwards: Schelin, Hegerberg, Le Sommer, Garbino

Title: Arras 2 Olympique Lyonnais 8
Post by: Alan on November 30, 2014, 04:31:46 PM
Arras 2 Olympique Lyonnais 8 (1-4), Round 11, 30-11-014
(Arras) Gosse 43, Bigot 65;
(OL) Majri 15, 25; Le Sommer 23, 30; Hegerberg 57, 61; Dickenmann 67; Pingeon 84.

OL (3-5-2):
Sarah Bouhaddi -
Corine Petit (Noémie Carage 46), Wendie Renard, Saki Kumagai -
Amel Majri (Makan Traoré 46), Lucie Pingeon, Amandine Henry, Louisa Necib, Lara Dickenmann -
Eugénie Le Sommer (Maëlle Garbino 54), Ada Hegerberg.


Scorers after 10 matches: Hegerberg 16, Schelin 12, Le Sommer 11.
(round 9 due to be played Dec. 3)
Title: Saint-Étienne - Olympique Lyonnais today
Post by: Alan on December 03, 2014, 10:08:07 AM
Saint-Étienne v Olympique Lyon 13.30, postponed round-9 match.

OL squad:
GK: Bouhaddi, Gerard
Defence: Renard, Kumagai, Petit, Perisset
Midfield: Henry, Necib, Bussaglia, Abily, Dickenmann, Majri, Pingeon
Forwards: Schelin, Hegerberg, Le Sommer, Garbino.

Camille Abily is back after missing five weeks with a knee injury.
Title: ASSE-Lyon 0-6
Post by: Alan on December 03, 2014, 05:12:21 PM
Lyon easily won the local derby on Wednesday afternoon against St Etienne in the postponed 9th-round match.

On a muddy and lumpy rugby field Lyon established their local superiority in the first encounter of this season with their hosts.  Amandine Henry's initial strikes were repulsed, but damage was inflicted by Lara Dickenmann with two goals in the first half.

Soon after half time, Eugénie Le Sommer scored the visitors' third goal with a spectacular overhead scissors strike, and she scored a second in the 74th minute.  Three minutes from the end Lotta Schelin took part in the celebrations by scoring the fifth goal for Lyon.  At the very end of stoppage time, Le Sommer scored again for a hat-trick, her 14th league goal this season.

In the 60th minute Camille Abily made her big comeback after more than five weeks away.  Meline Gérard stood in goal for Lyon against her old club.  Olympique Lyonnais now awaits a visit from newly promoted Metz on Sunday, a team no doubt looking to improve on the 0-15 drubbing handed out to them at home in September.

St Etienne - Olympique Lyonnais 0-6 (0-2), Round 9, 03-12-2014
Goals: Dickenmann 21, 35; Le Sommer 49, 74, 90+4; Schelin 87.

Perrodin -
Courteille, Sissoko, Multari (Lorgere 58), Gauvin (Audemar 80) -
Benoit, Gherbi, Clemaron, Morel, Lavaud (Palacin 58), Chaumette.

OL (3-5-2):
Méline Gérard –
Corine Petit, Saki Kumagai, Amel Majri (Perisset 60) –
Lara Dickenmann, Lucie Pingeon, Amandine Henry (Camille Abily 60), Louisa Necib, Eugénie Le Sommer –
Lotta Schelin, Ada Hegerberg (Maëlle Garbino 71).

Other match: PSG 6 Soyaux 0

Méline Gerard:

Title: Lyon 11 Metz 0
Post by: Alan on December 06, 2014, 10:22:31 AM
Lyon-Metz 11-0

Two for Le Sommer, three for Hegerberg, four for Schelin on Sunday.

Olympique Lyonnais 11 Metz-Algrange 0 (5-0), Round 12, Plaine des jeux de Gerland, 07-12-2014
Goals: Le Sommer 6, 27; Hegerberg 15, 42, 79; Schelin 32, 63, 69, 84; Renard 58; Majri 86.

Sarah Bouhaddi -
Lara Dickenmann (Eve Perisset 55), Saki Kumagai, Wendie Renard, Amel Majri -
Amandine Henry (Elise Bussaglia 46), Camille Abily, Louisa Necib -
Eugénie le Sommer (Lucie Pingeon 60, off injured 73), Lotta Schelin, Ada Hegerberg.


Lyon's goal difference is 79-4.  Hegerbeg 19 goals, Le Sommer 16, Schelin 16, Dickenmann 7, Abily 5.
Title: Montpellier-Lyon today
Post by: Alan on December 14, 2014, 09:20:02 AM
Olympique Lyonnais are in place on the south coast and face Montpellier at 14.30 on Sunday in round 13.  OL stands with maximum points from the first 12 rounds with 79 goals, which is about double PSG's total.  Before the holiday OL still have to face two opponents, Montpellier today and Juvisy next Saturday.

Montpellier has few hopes in this championship.  In the home match, OL beat them 4-0 at Gerland, with goals by Hegerberg, Bussaglia, Abily and Le Sommer.  Lyon's attack has achieved an average of eight goals per game over the last four games, and the top trio are rampant: Hegerberg 19 goals, Schelin 17 and Le Sommer 16.  

OL squad:
Keepers: Bouhaddi, Gerard
Defenders: Renard, Kumagai, Petit
Midfield: Henry, Necib, Bussaglia, Traore, Abily, Dickenmann, Majri, Pingeon
Forwards: Schelin, Hegerberg, Le Sommer.

Title: Montpellier-Lyon 1-5
Post by: Alan on December 14, 2014, 05:47:08 PM
Lyon kept their winning record today in Montpellier with a 1-5 win.  Eugénie Le Sommer opened the scoring and then took another to bring her total to 18 for the season.  In the second half Camille Abily came on and scored her first goal after her comeback from injury.  Lotta Schelin then scored two more goals and she is now level with Hegerberg on 19.  

On Saturday Juvisy will be the visitors in round 14 at Stade de Gerland.  

Montpellier-Lyon 1-5 (0-2), 14-12-2014
Goals: 0-1 Le Sommer 8, 0-2 Le Sommer 30, 0-3 Abily 60, 0-4 Schelin 65, 0-5 Schelin 78, 1-5 Beattie 90.

Sarah Bouhaddi -
Lara Dickenmann (Corine Petit 66), Saki Kumagai, Wendie Renard, Amel Majri -
Amandine Henry, Elise Bussaglia (Makan Traore 76), Louisa Necib -
Ada Hegerberg (Camille Abily 59), Lotta Schelin, Eugénie Le Sommer.


Next Saturday's match will be on TV on http://www.programme.tv/c7119884-football-championnat-de-france-d1-feminine/lyon-juvisy-86849777/
Title: OL v Juvisy on Saturday
Post by: Alan on December 20, 2014, 08:40:40 AM
The home match in round 14 kicks off today at 17.00 at home at Stade de Gerland when Juvisy are on the other half of the pitch.  OL have already met Juvisy away and won 4-1.  Confidence is high, with 56 goals scored so far this season by the three strikers.

But 3rd-placed Juvisy and captain Sandrine Brétigny are also confident, with a run of seven straight wins before today's match.

Bouhaddi, Gerard -
Renard, Kumagai, Petit, Perisset -
Henry, Necib, Bussaglia, Abily, Dickenmann, Majri, Pingeon -
Schelin, Hegerberg, Le Sommer.

Amandine Henry:

Title: Olympique Lyonnais 4 - Juvisy 0
Post by: Alan on December 20, 2014, 06:00:32 PM
Olympique Lyonnais 4 - FCF Juvisy 0 (2-0), round 14, Stade de Gerland, 20-12-2014
Referee: Severine Craipeau
Yellow card: Brétigny, Benmokhtar, Petit
Goals: Wendie Renard 31, 45+1, Lotta Schelin 59, o/g 64.

Sarah Bouhaddi -
Lara Dickenmann, Wendie Renard (capt), Saki Kumagai, Amel Majri (Corine Petit 80) -
Amandine Henry, Louisa Necib, Camille Abily (Elise Bussaglia 57) -
Lotta Schelin (Lucie Pingeon 70), Eugénie Le Sommer, Ada Hegerberg.

Juvisy: Céline Deville - Julie Soyer, Aïssatou Tounkara, Théa Greboval (Nadia Benmokhtar 78), Janice Cayman, Anaig Butel, Amélie Coquet, Camille Catala, Kadidiatou Diani (Lilas Traïkia 90), Sandrine Brétigny (Gwenaëlle Butel 57), Gaëtane Thiney.

Match photos: http://www.olweb.fr/fr/media/photo/ol-juvisy-3416.html?#!/37330/ol-juvisy

Round 15: 11-01-2014.

Title: Issy v Olympique Lyonnais 0-9
Post by: Alan on January 09, 2015, 06:40:33 PM
In round 15 on Sunday:  Issy were at home to Lyon with a 14.30 kickoff after a minute's silence, and the visitors won 0-9.

Issy v Olympique Lyonnais 0-9 (0-3), round 15, 11-01-2015

Olympique Lyonnais:
Sarah Bouhaddi -
Lara Dickenmann, Saki Kumagai, Wendie Renard (capt), Amel Majri -
Amandine Henry, Camille Abily, Louisa Necib -
Eugénie Le Sommer, Lotta Schelin, Ada Hegerberg (Corine Petit 46).

1st half: Eugénie Le Sommer 6, Ada Hegerberg 10, Lotta Schelin 28,
2nd half: Wendie Renard 49, Le Sommer 53, 55, Amel Majri 56, 90+1, Lara Dickenmann 68.


Goals from round 15: http://www.fff.fr/ffftv/championnat/details-videos/144936-553455-journee-15-les-buts-

Hat-trick scorer:

Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnais
Post by: Alan on January 18, 2015, 10:32:07 AM
Olympique Lyonnais had two players among the nominations for FIFA's Player of the Year 2014.  They were beaten into 3rd and 4th places by two Wolfsburg players:

1 – Nadine KESSLER (VFL Wolfsburg / Germany) 105 points
2 – Lena GOESSLING (VFL Wolfsburg / Germany) 97 points
3 – Louisa NECIB (OL féminin / France) 37 points
4 – Camille ABILY (OL féminin / France) 28 points
5 – Caroline SEGER  (Paris SG / Sweden) 27 points
6 – Christen PRESS (Chicago Red Stars / USA) 21 points
6=  Patrizia PANICO (ASD Torres CF / Italy) 21 points
8 – Dzsenifer MAROZSAN (1.FFC Frankfurt / Germany) 14 points
9 – Shirley CRUZ (Paris SG / Costa Rica) 12 points
10 – Amy RODRIGUEZ (FC Kansas City / USA) 10 points
Title: Round 16 on Sunday
Post by: Alan on January 18, 2015, 10:40:47 AM
Olympique Lyonnais v ASPTT Albi, kickoff 14.30.

Albi is the present club of Stephanie Roche, winner of FIFA's second-best goal of 2014.  At home in October Albi lost 0-4 to Lyon, one of the less-bad defeats handed out by the league leaders.
Title: Another big win
Post by: Alan on January 18, 2015, 04:02:09 PM
Olympique Lyonnais rolls on through the D1 season and today's win over Albi was the 16th in 16 rounds.

Lotta Schelin opened the scoring in the 22nd minute from a pass by Lara Dickenmann, and Amel Majri continued with the next goal seven minutes later.  3-0 came with Lotta Schelin scoring OL's 100th league goal of the season in the 33rd minute, and Eugénie Le Sommer made it 4-0 by half time.

The party livened up in the second half as Ada Hegerberg scored two goals before Saki Kumagi brought up 7-0 with a penalty.  More goals were clocked up by Louisa Necib, Schelin, Wendie Renard, Camille Abily and Le Sommer.  Another penalty came up in the 86th minute, taken by keeper Sarah Bouhaddi.  The 14th and last came from Schelin with her 4th goal of the day and her 25th of the season.

Olympique Lyonnais 14 ASPTT Albi 0 (4-0), round 16, Stade de Gerland, 18-01-2015
Goals: Schelin 22, 33, 65, 88; Majri 29; Le Sommer 42, 80; Hegerberg 49, 54; Kumagai (pen.) 56; Necib 59; Renard 71; Abily 78; Bouhaddi (pen.) 86.  

Sarah Bouhaddi -
Wendie Renard, Saki Kumagai, Amel Majri -
Lara Dickenmann, Amandine Henry (Eve Perisset 71), Camille Abily, Elise Bussaglia (Corine Petit 57) -
Eugénie Le Sommer, Lotta Schelin, Ada Hegerberg (Louisa Necib 57).


OL's goal difference 111 for and 5 against.

All the goals in round 16: http://www.fff.fr/ffftv/championnat/details-videos/145144-553682-journee-16-les-buts-

Round 17: February 1.
Title: Soyaux - Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday
Post by: Alan on January 31, 2015, 08:38:27 PM
Round 17 on Sunday

With 16 wins out of 16 OL are still second in the D1 league - with two games in hand - behind PSG.

Lyon squad:
GK: Sarah Bouhaddi, Méline Gerard
DF: Wendie Renard, Saki Kumagai, Corine Petit, Noémie Carage
MF: Amandine Henry, Louisa Necib, Elise Bussaglia, Camilla Abily, Lara Dickenmann, Amel Majri
FW: Lotta Schelin, Ada Hegerberg, Eugénie Le Sommer, Elodie Thomis.
Title: Soyaux 0 Lyon 4
Post by: Alan on February 06, 2015, 05:15:59 PM
Olympique Lyonnais kept up their winning streak with their 17th win in round 17 on Sunday, away against Soyaux.  At this stage of the season they have a goal difference of 115-5 so have scored on average 6¾ goals per match.  

Amel Majri opened the scoring with a superb strike in the 15th minute.  Wendie Renard took Lyon to 2-0 just before half time.  In the second half Eugénie Le Sommer was set up for the third goal by Elodie Thomis, before Saki Kumagai made the final score 4-0 with a penalty in stoppage time.

PSG are still five points ahead at the top, having played two more matches.

Soyaux 0 Olympique Lyonnais 4 (0-2), round 17, 04-02-2015
Goals: Majri 15, Renard 38, Le Sommer 76, Kumagai 90+2.

Olympique Lyonnais:
Sarah Bouhaddi -
Lara Dickenmann, Saki Kumagai, Wendie Renard (capt), Amel Majri (Corine Petit 79) -
Amandine Henry (Elise Bussaglia 79), Camille Abily, Louisa Necib -
Eugénie Le Sommer, Lotta Schelin, Ada Hegerberg (Elodie Thomis 54).


Goals from round 17: http://www.fff.fr/ffftv/championnat/details-videos/145884-554582-journee-17-les-buts-

Amel Majri:

Title: OL through in the Cup
Post by: Alan on February 16, 2015, 05:45:29 PM
Olympique Lyonnais managed a 12-0 win over La Véore in the round of 16 in the Cup on Saturday.

La Véore 0 Olympique Lyonnais 12 (0-7), Cup 1/8 final, February 14 2015
Goals: Garbino 3, 8, 56; o/g 24; Abily 28, 33, 41; Petit 43; Hegerberg 70, 82, 90+1; Bussaglia 79.

Olympique Lyonnais:
Sarah Bouhaddi -
Corine Petit, Saki Kumagai, Wendie Renard (capt.), Amel Majri (Noémie Carage 54) -
Eve Perisset, Camille Abily (Ada Hegerberg 46), Elise Bussaglia -
Elodie Thomis, Eugénie Le Sommer (Lotta Schelin 46), Maëlle Garbino.

Title: PSG 0 Olympique Lyonnais 4
Post by: Alan on February 22, 2015, 06:25:32 PM
The battle of the titans ended in a decisive win for the visitors on Saturday night, in a match that put a large part of France's national team on show, with substantial parts of Sweden's and Germany's teams and with individual appearances from the Japanese, Swiss, Polish and Norwegian national teams.  OL are still a point behind PSG with a game in hand, and none of the other teams has been able to inflict any damage on either of these two top teams all season.  

Paris St Germain 0 Olympique Lyonnais 4 (0-2), round 18, stade Charléty, Paris, Feb. 21, 2015
Spectators: 4000
Ref: Mde Coppola
Yellow card: Amandine Henry
Goals: Abily 29, Schelin 35, Bussaglia 56, Dickenmann 58.

Katarzyna Kiedrzynek (Karima Benameur 68) -
Sabrina Delannoy (capt) (Marie-Laure Delie 46), Josephine Henning (Annike Krahn 46), Laura Georges, Laure Boulleau -
Kheira Hamraoui, Caroline Seger, Kenza Dali -
Kosovare Asllani, Fatmire Alushi, Jessica Houara.

Sarah Bouhaddi -
Lara Dickenmann, Saki Kumagai, Wendie Renard (capt), Amel Majri (Eve Perisset 82) -
Amandine Henry (Corine Petit 72), Elise Bussaglia, Camille Abily -
Ada Hergerberg, Lotta Schelin, Eugénie Le Sommer (Elodie Thomis 54).

Photos: http://www.olweb.fr/fr/media/photo/psg-ol-feminin-3427.html?#!/37697/psg-ol-feminin
The match can be watched on French internet addresses for the next few days on:
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnais
Post by: law10 on February 23, 2015, 01:05:16 AM
Congratulations to OL on their decisive win.  Nice to see it decided cleanly.
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnais
Post by: sylvain on February 23, 2015, 10:34:41 AM
I nearly fell asleep in the second half. Intensity just went down quickly after the 4th goal.
PSG offered nothing on the day.
Title: Re: Olympique Lyonnais
Post by: Alan on February 23, 2015, 07:00:10 PM
I nearly fell asleep in the second half. Intensity just went down quickly after the 4th goal.
PSG offered nothing on the day.
PSG were beaten at 0-4 and that included the bench.  The goings-on at the change of keepers told a story: no-one on the bench seemed to notice the keeper struggling with a knee injury and when she arrived back at the bench Benameur was still looking in her bag to find her shinpads.  The trainer was strolling around with hands in pockets, ignored both keepers, and the players were left to their own devices.  A lack of engagement at a difficult time.    
Title: Abily takes two more years
Post by: Alan on March 01, 2015, 08:54:01 PM
Camille Abily has extended her contract with Olympique Lyonnais by two years.

Title: OL through to the Cup semis
Post by: Alan on March 01, 2015, 09:09:16 PM
Guingamp eliminated PSG in the last round, on penalties, but on Saturday evening penalties were not needed after OL's 6-0 win.  OL is guaranteed an opponent from division-2 in the semis, but which team it is is not yet clear.

Olympique Lyonnais faced the young Guingamp team at home at 20.30 on Saturday, and the scoring was opened by Amandine Henry in the 39th minute.

OL came out after half time with Bussaglia replaced by Le Sommer and the guests were pressed back.  The Brittany team cracked under the pressure and the breakthrough came from Lara Dickenmann in the 62nd minute with the 2-0 goal, followed by Eugénie Le Sommer eight minutes later.  Ada Hegeberg produced a double effort, goals with only seconds between them.  Finally young Mylaine Tarrieu joined the party with her first goal as a professional. 

In the semifinals OL will meet a team from the lower D2 division, Vendeheim or Rouen, in two weeks.  It appears that 13 squad members will be away on international
duties at the Algarve Cup.

Olympique Lyonnais 6 EAG Guingamp 0 (1-0), Cup quarter final, Stade de Gerland, 28-02-2015
Goals: Amandine Henry 39; Lara Dickenmann 62; Eugénie Le Sommer 73; Ada Hegerberg 82, 83; Mylaine Tarrieu 85.

Méline Gerard –
Lara Dickenmann, Saki Kumagai, Wendie Renard, Amel Majri (Corine Petit 78) –
Elise Bussaglia (Eugénie Le Sommer 46), Camille Abily, Amandine Henry –
Elode Thomis, Lotta Schelin (Mylaine Tarrieu 75), Ada Hegerberg.


Lara Dickenmann, Lotta Schelin:

Title: Lyon players at the Algarve Cup
Post by: Alan on March 08, 2015, 09:25:49 AM
OL's players have been in action this week at the Algarve Cup.  On Friday France had a 4-1 win against Denmark helped by goals from Eugénie Le Sommer and Camille Abily, with Sarah Bouhaddi, Wendie Renard and Amandine Henry in the team.

Altogether twelve Lyon players are in Portugal for this annual tournament.  Also on Friday, Lotta Schelin's Sweden lost 0-2 to Brazil in group A, although Schelin herself was rested with neck pain.  In group B Switzerland with Lara Dickenmann had a 3-0 loss to the USA, while for Norway Ada Hegerberg went on in the second half during her team's 1-0 victory over Iceland.

Finally, in group C Saki Kumagai's Japan beat Portugal 3-0.

Earlier in the week the Lyon players were also in action:

Japan - Denmark
Switzerland - Iceland 2-0 (Dickenmann x 2)
Germany - Sweden 2-4
Portugal - France 0-1 (Le Sommer)
Norway - USA 1-2 (Hegerberg)

Japan - Portugal 3-0
Sweden - Brazil 0-2
France - Denmark 4-1 (Le Sommer, Abily)
Norway - Iceland 1-0

Coming up on Monday:
Japan - France 15.10
Norway - Switzerland 18.30
Sweden - China 18.30


On the down side, Lyon and France left-back Amel Majri has had persistent right-calf pain since the Cup match last weekend.  She has left the Algarve Cup sqad and returned to France for treatment by OL's medical staff.  www.olweb.fr/fr
Title: Rouen - Olympique Lyonnais on Saturday
Post by: Alan on March 13, 2015, 09:55:20 PM
Only three days ago France finished as runners-up to the USA in the Algarve Cup in Portugal.  This weekend, Olympique Lyonnais resumes the Cup competition with a semifinal away in the northern city of Rouen.  Rouen is at present in 6th place in the second-level D2 league.

OL trainer Gérard Prêcheur is forced to rotate his squad, with international stars Wendie Renard, Lara Dickenmann and Eugénie Le Sommer unavailable.  But Amel Majri is back in the squad after having gone home early from the Algarve Cup with calf pain.  

We are counting on the Lyonnaises to get the job done and reach a fourth straight Cup Final.  The record so far is 5-0 against Saint-Maur and 8-1 against Yzeure and La Véore.  In the quarter final they beat Guingamp, fourth in the D1 league and the team that eliminated PSG, by a good margin of 6-0.      

Rouen-OL Cup semifinal kickoff Saturday 18.00.

OL squad:
Keepers: Bouhaddi, Gerard -
Defenders: Kumagai, Petit, Carage, Perisset -
Midfield: Henry, Bussaglia, Traore, Abily, Majri, Garbino -
Forwards: Schelin, Hegerberg, Thomis, Cascarino.

Title: Rouen 0 OL 4
Post by: Alan on March 14, 2015, 09:40:10 PM
Olympique Lyonnais won their Cup semi in Rouen this evening and are clear for the Final on April 18.

With preparations cut short by the Algarve Cup, and several key players unavailable, OL looked down the club heirerarchy to find eleven starters.  But against their D2-league opponents they quickly opened the scoring when Camille Abily ran the ball forward brilliantly and exchanged it with Lotta Schelin before running forward to score.

The hosts held out well, until half time, but in the second half Ada Hegerberg replaced Schelin and scored quickly.  She was followed ten minutes later by Delphine Cascarino: it was the 18-year-old's first match and her first goal for OL.  Hegerberg finished the scoring at 0-4 in the 77th minute.

This will be OL's fourth straight Cup Final but their opponents are not yet known until the other semifinal, AS Saint-Étienne against Montpellier, has been decided.  The Final will be played in Calais.    
Rouen - Olympique Lyonnais 0-4, Cup semifinal, Rouen, March 14 2015
Goals: Camille Abily 4; Ada Hegerberg 50, 77; Delphine Cascarino 56.

Méline Gerard -
Eve Perisset, Corine Petit, Saki Kumagai, Amel Majri -
Amandine Henry (Makan Traore 52), Camille Abily (Maëlle Garbino 46), Elise Bussaglia -
Elodie Thomis, Lotta Schelin (Ada Hegerberg 46), Delphine Cascarino.

Schelin, Majri, Hegerberg and Abily:

Title: Olympique Lyonnais 5 St Etienne 1
Post by: Alan on March 28, 2015, 06:28:35 PM
Olympique Lyonnais 5 St Etienne 1, D1 round 19, 22-03-2015
Goals: Hegerberg (24), Schelin (31, 73), Le Sommer (59), Abily (70).

Bouhaddi -
Dickenmann (Plaza 56), Renard, Kumagai, Majri -
Abily, Bussaglia (Perisset 66), Thomis (Cascarino 46) -
Schelin, Le Somer, Hegerberg.

Matchday 19 goals: http://www.fff.fr/ffftv/championnat/details-videos/149104-557203-journee-19-les-buts-
Title: Rodez - Olympique Lyonnais tonight in round 20
Post by: Alan on March 28, 2015, 06:32:45 PM
OL are away at Rodez, with the kickoff on Saturday at 20.30

OL squad :
GK: Bouhaddi, Gerard -
DF: Renard, Kumagai, Petit, Plaza -
MF: Henry, Bussaglia, Abily, Majri, Dickenmann, Pingeon -
FW: Schelin, Le Sommer, Hegerberg, Thomis.
Title: Olympique Lyonnais the new champions
Post by: Alan on March 28, 2015, 10:27:01 PM
OL had a 6-0 win away to Rodez this evening to confirm their ninth straight title in the D1 league.

Lotta Schelin: "It's a great satisfaction.  We looked for our quick game and we had huge presence in front of goal".

Wendie Renard: "Magnificent, historic.  It will never be repeated".

Lara Dickenmann: "Such a pleasure.  Many emotions after my first title.  Passing the time with friends.  That's what sport is, in the long run".

Camille Abily: "It's a real pleasure.  I have nine titles because I'm getting old.  We'll have a rest and then go to win the Cup".

Rodez 0 Olympique Lyonnais 6: with a 6-0 win for their 20th straight win in round 20, Lyon have won the league title for the 9th time running.  Abily and Le Sommer scored two each and the others were scored by Hegerberg and Renard enjoying the big moment.  

Rodez Aveyron Football v Olympique Lyonnais 0-6 (0-1), round 20, 28-03-2015
Goals: Hegerberg 20; Abily 47, 65; Le Sommer 52, 82; Renard 81.

Rodez: Niphon - Buscaylet, Ginestet, Haupais (capt), Lespinasse, Hoarau (Farrugia 69), Austry (Lemaitre 46), Cugat, Vaysse, Banuta, Cance (Kaabachi 60).

OL: Bouhaddi - Dickenmann, Kumagai (Plaza 71), Renard (capt), Majri (Petit 71), Henry, Le Sommer, Abily, Thomis, Schelin, Hegerberg (Pingeon 56).  


All the goals in round-20: http://www.fff.fr/ffftv/championnat/details-videos/150504-558181-journee-20-les-buts-
Le Sommer's 0-6 goal is outrageous . . :)

Title: 9 OL players in France squad
Post by: Alan on April 03, 2015, 06:14:47 PM
Nine Lyon players have been picked for the French squad to play a friendly at home to Canada on April 9:  Sarah Bouhaddi, Méline Gerard, Wendie Renard, Amel Majri, Amandine Henry, Elise Bussaglia, Camille Abily, Elodie Thomis and Eugénie Le Sommer. http://www.olweb.fr/fr/article/9-lyonnaises-avec-les-bleues-67770.html
Title: Cup Final tonight
Post by: Alan on April 18, 2015, 02:30:04 PM
Montpellier and Olympique Lyonnais play the French Cup Final on Saturday in Calais, with a 21.00 kickoff.

La finale de l'édition 2014-2015 entre Montpellier et OL Féminin se disputera au Stade de l'Epopée, à Calais, ce samedi 18 avril. A suivre en direct à partir de 21h sur France TV et Eurosport.

It's on Eurosport in France only.  Anyone know if France TV can be seen on line?

Title: Queens of France
Post by: Alan on April 19, 2015, 09:00:05 AM
Olympique Lyonnais won the Cup last night to add to the D1 league title they already had.
Olympique Lyonnais 2 Montpellier HSC 1 (0-1), Cup Final, Stade de l'Epopée, Calais, 18-04-2015
Referee: Guillemin
Yellow cards: Toletti, Jakobsson (MHSC), Henry (OL)
Goals: 0-1 Jakobsson 26, 1-1 Hegerberg 46, 2-1 Schelin 76.

Olympique Lyonnais:
Sarah Bouhaddi -
Corine Petit, Saki Kumagaï, Wendie Renard (capt), Lara Dickenmann -
Amandine Henry, Camille Abily, Louisa Necib (46) -
Eugénie Le Sommer, Lotta Schelin, Ada Hergerberg.

Montpellier HSC:
Durand -
Daughetee, Wenger, Gadea (capt), Sembrant -
Toletti (Asseyi 80), Utsugi, Karchaoui (Makanza 55), Lavogez -
Tonazzi (Thomas 89), Jakobsonn.  

Article and match photos: http://www.olweb.fr/fr/article/montpellier-ol-feminin-67893.html

Preview: http://www.fff.fr/ffftv/coupes-1/details-videos/151204-558801-montpellier-lyon-presentation-
Highlights: http://www.fff.fr/ffftv/details-videos/151484-559081-montpellier-lyon-le-resume-de-la-finale
Photos: http://www.fff.fr/diaporamas/details/151504-559101-les-photos-de-la-finale

Title: Football party at Stade Gerland
Post by: Alan on May 05, 2015, 04:31:26 PM
Olympique Lyonnais received their D1 league trophy at Stade Gerland on Sunday before the last home league match, against Arras who are being relgated to D2.  OL needed three more goals to beat their season's record set with 132 goals in 2012-13.

Keepers: Bouhaddi, Gerard
Defenders: Renard, Kumagai, Petit, E. Cascarino,
Midfield: Dickenmann, Abily, Perisset, Pingeon, Garbino,
Forwards: Schelin, Le Sommer, Hegerberg, Thomis, D. Cascarino.


There was emotion on Sunday as Olympique Lynnais said goodbye to Lara Dickenmann, celebrated 200 goals by Lotta Schelin and set a new seasonal record for goals scored.

For her last appearance at Gerland, Dickenmann wasted no time at the start.  The Swiss midfielder dropped a precise ball on to Wendie Renard's head for the opening goal in the 3rd minute.  Soon after that Lotta Schelin imitated the captain by heading in a corner from Eve Perisset.  Ada Hegerberg made it 3-0 from a cross by Elodie Thomis, another headed goal, to break the season's record of 132 set two years ago.  4-0 came up after 25 minutes as Schelin stretched to another corner from Perisset.  

Before half time Dickenmann took a turn to score with her head, after a good buildup by Thomis.  Camille Abily scored in the 41st minute and then it was another by Hegerberg, again assisted by Thomis.  The defence put up by Arras did not cover itself with glory as Schelin brought her personal record to 200 in the 43rd minute, a feat celebrated by the home crowd of 6000.  The score at half time was 8-0.

The second half started with emotion as the crowd said goodbye to Lara Dickenmann in the 48th minute.  But the party continued with another perfect cross by Thomis turned into goal by Eugénie Le Sommer.  Then after a perfect 1-2 play with Maëlle Garbino, Schelin produced her fourth goal for 10-0.

Young Lucie Pingeon joined in after another cross from Thomis before Perisset scored a good-looking goal for 12-0.  Camille Abile scored her second from a superb pass by Saki Kumagai, and finally Pingeon scored another to make it 14-0 in the end.

Olympique Lyonnais - Arras 14-0 (8-0), matchday 21, Stade Gerland, 03-05-2015
Goals: Renard 3; Schelin 9, 25, 43, 56; Hegerberg 14, 42; Dickenmann 38; Abily 41, 78; Le Sommer 50; Pingeon 71, 90; Perisset 76.  Thomis 5 assists.
New record: 144 goals in 21 matches, average 6.8 per match.

Méline Gerard –
Saki Kumagai, Wendie Renard (capt), Estelle Cascarino –
Elodie Thomis, Camille Abily, Eugénie Le Sommer, Eve Perisset, Lara Dickenmann (Maëlle Garbino 48) –
Ada Hegerberg (Delphine Cascarino 56), Lotta Schelin (Lucie Pingeon 56).


Highlights: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2p5r2w_d1-feminine-journee-21-les-buts_sport?start=12

Elodie Thomis, Wendie Renard, Lara Dickenmann:

Title: Guingamp - OL 0-3
Post by: Alan on May 15, 2015, 11:46:48 AM
On Saturday afternoon OL took their 22nd and last win of the season, an away match in Brittany.

The players were able to enjoy their record season with 147 goals scored.  20-year-old Mylaine Tarrieu made her D1 debut in the second half.  The league's top scorer Lotta Schelin scored another two goals from corners by Eve Perisset at the end of the first half.  Just after half time Schelin served up a goal to Eugénie Le Sommer.

Guingamp - OL 0-3 (0-2), matchday 22, Stade Fred Aubert de Saint-Brieuc, 09-05-2015
Goals: Schelin 44, 45; Le Sommer 48.

Sarah Bouhaddi -
Corine Petit, Wendie Renard, Saki Kumagai -
Elodie Thomis (Mylaine Tarrieu 49), Camille Abily, Eugénie Le Sommer, Eve Perisset, Amel Majri -
Ada Hegerberg, Lotta Schelin.


Matchday 22 goals: http://www.fff.fr/ffftv/championnat/details-videos/152984-560481-journee-22-les-buts-
Title: New faces at OL
Post by: Alan on June 02, 2015, 09:33:07 AM
Four new players are joining Olympique Lyonnais: Griedge Mbock, Claire Lavogez and Aurélie Kaci, plus Pauline Bremer from Germany.

Griedge Mbock (20), a defender from Guingamp and Claire Lavogez (21 on June 18), a midfielder from Montpellier are with the French squad in Montreal preparing for their first match at the World Cup.  Both are experienced youth international players.  Mbock has signed for four years while Lavogez has committed to three.

Aurélie Kaci (25) returns to OL after three seasons with PSG and started the Champions League Final three weeks ago when PSG lost to FFC Frankfurt.  She is a World Cup reserve on account of a muscular injury at present.  She has signed for two years.

19-year-old Pauline Bremer is with the Germans in Ottawa.  She is a leading goal-scorer from Turbine Potsdam and a holder of the U17 European Cup and the U20 World Cup.  She has signed for two years.


Pauline Bremer, Claire Lavogez, Aurélie Kaci and Griedge Mbock:

Title: Olympique Lyonnais working towards new season
Post by: Alan on July 28, 2015, 09:03:27 PM
The new season starts on 30th August at 14.30.

Ada Hegerberg, Louisa Necib, Camille Abily, Elodie Thomis:

Title: Olympique Lyonnais
Post by: Alan on July 30, 2015, 06:02:57 PM
Back from the World Cup and ready for the new D1 season: Lotta Schelin (Sweden), Ada Hegerberg (Norway), Amandine Henry (France).