Les Parisiennes come out on top in their clash with OL

The Paris Saint-Germain Women's team beat Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday 11 December at the Groupama Stadium (0-1) on Matchday 11 of D1.

One week after a victory by the smallest of margins in the derby against Paris FC at the Stade Charléty (0-1), and Les Parisiennes were back in action on Sunday evening to take part in the most hotly-anticipated clash of D1 Arkema: a match against Olympique Lyonnais. For the encounter, Gérard Prêcheur opted to start with a centre back pairing of De Almeida and Ilestedt, while Ramona Bachmann lined up alongside Sandy Baltimore and Kadidiatou Diani in attack.

After a balanced start to the match, it was Les Lyonnaises who managed to create the first chance of the evening through Eugénie Le Sommer. But Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi was equal to it. Both sides then shared control of possession and chances to show what they are capable of. However, neither side was able to truly trouble the opposition's defence. At the break, Les Parisiennes and Lyonnaises headed in at the break on level terms (0-0).

In the second half, Sakina Karchaoui was forced into action to save Les Rouge et Bleu from close-range (0-0, 62'). And although the match had been balanced until that point, Olympique Lyonnais began to take the game by the scruff of the neck, with the desire of scoring the winning goal in the final quarter of an hour of the game. Les Parisiennes were under pressure but didn't crumble, and held on as a team to thwart the Lyon attacks. In the dying moments of the match, the players from the club from the capital perfectly surprised their hosts with the only goal of the match: from a corner taken by Bachmann, De Almeida flicked the ball on to Kadidiatou Diani, who got free of her marker at the back-post and found the back of the net with her right foot! (0-1, 87')

Thanks to this victory, Paris Saint-Germain leapfrog their opponent in the league table and take control at the top of the league, with a one-point lead. Gérard Prêcheur's side will now be able to switch their focus to the UEFA Women's Champions League and the visit of Real Madrid next Friday at the Parc des Princes on Matchday 5 of the group stage.