Olympique Lyonnais remains in the running for qualification for the quarter-finals. The OL players won 4-0 against FC Zürich on the fourth day of the Champions League. In the first leg, the Lyonnaises, reigning European champions, won 3-0 in Switzerland against the weakest opponent in the pool.
These two successes were essential for OL, beaten 5-1 by Arsenal, at home, at the start of the event, and who conceded a draw against Juventus Turin (1-1), to continue to hope. place in one of the top two places. Lyon is provisionally second in the standings.
The clash against PSG to come
In front of an audience of some 2,000 spectators in a Groupama stadium that can hold 59,000, making the atmosphere gloomy, the Lyonnaises quickly took the advantage with a goal scored by the American Lindsay Horan who volleyed a cross delivered by Melvine Malard. But subsequently, OL showed a great lack of realism and struggled to make the score worse.
Nevertheless, Malard then netted a brace, both times with a header. She brought the score to 2-0 by taking a cross delivered by Selma Bacha (65) then to 3-0 after a cross from Delphine Cascarino (79), who added a fourth goal with a long shot (90 + 4 ).
This positive result makes it possible to approach the reception of Paris Saint-Germain more calmly on Sunday (9:00 p.m.) for the shock of the French championship of which Lyon is leader with two points ahead of the Parisian club (2nd). But OL, which did not deliver a high-level performance from all points of view, will have to raise their level of play.