OL overthrow Benfica


By: Manu Tournoux

Opposed to Benfica this Tuesday in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League, the OL players won in Portugal (1-2).

The fight was fierce and Olympique Lyonnais scared each other for a long time. Traveling Tuesday evening on the Benfica field, as part of the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League, Sonia Bompastor's players were able to turn around a situation that had been going poorly for a long time and won at the end of the match (1-2) . Enough to consider the return with confidence.

The first act between Lyon and Lisbon was very divided, with almost as many shots on target and 51% of ball possession in favor of the locals. But the balance ended up tipping in favor of Benfica who opened the scoring just before the break, thanks to Andreia Faria (1-0, 43rd). A little knock behind the visitors' heads, but not enough to alarm them.

Dabritz scores the winning goal

And by trying hard, the Lyonnaises ended up equalizing just after the hour mark, Delphine Cascarino taking a pass from Melchie Dumornay (1-1, 63rd). Vastly superior during the second act, with seven times more shots than their opponents (14 shots to 2, including 7 on target to 0), Eugénie Le Sommer's partners made their hosts crack a second time.

This time, it was Sara Dabritz who found the fault, served by Lindsey Horan (1-2, 79th). Final victory for OL women, and logic finally respected. It is now up to the Lyonnaises to finish the job on March 27, during the return match.

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