Olympique Lyonnais 9-0 ACF Brescia
Photos by Richard Mouillaud for Le Progrès
The amazing Lotta Schelin. (And some intruders!)
OL Féminin VS ACF Brescia
A message from Lotta Schelin, Eugénie Le Sommer, Corine Petit and Camille Abily ahead of Lyon’s return leg against ACF Brescia.
Lyon train in Brescia on October 8, 2014.
Lyon win first Champions League game of the season
Olympique Lyonnais tonight defeated ACF Brescia 5-0 in the team’s first UEFA Women’s Champions League game of the season. Louisa Necib scored the team’s first goal - a brilliant free kick goal - already in the 12th minute. Lotta Schelin and Wendie Renard quickly added a goal each, resulting in a 3-0 scoreline after only 23 minutes. Lyon’s heavy dominance continued in the second half with Eugénie Le Sommer adding another two goals in front of the 4000 spectators.
Lyon will next face ASPTT Albi in Division 1 on Sunday, before receiving Brescia for the second leg of the Round of 32 on October 15.
Goals: Necib (12’), Schelin (20’), Renard (23’), Le Sommer (55’, 67’)
Lineup: Bouhaddi - Dickenmann, Kumagai, Renard, Majri (Petit 61’) - Abily (Bussaglia 61’), Henry, Necib - Le Sommer, Schelin, Hegerberg (Thomis 46’)
Schelin surprised by ease of Lyon win at Brescia
A year on from their round of 16 exit to 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam, Olympique Lyonnais returned to the UEFA Women’s Champions League in style with a 5-0 victory at Italian debutants ACF Brescia.
Lotta Schelin, who got the second goal, told UEFA.com they did not expect to win by so many while new coach Gérard Precheur “can draw positive conclusions”. Roberto D’Adda admitted the gap between Brescia and fully professional Lyon was just too great.
Lotta Schelin, Lyon forward
It’s really good, of course, because we didn’t expect [to win 5-0]. You know to go to Brescia and play at their home field, it’s always difficult to go and play on the other side, but we scored three goals kind of fast and that was a good start for us and I think we could relax in our game afterwards. Then the second half was, like, we could score some goals but at the same time we just wanted to keep the game where we wanted it to be.
I wanted to play – I always want to play – so if the coach lets me stay [on], I’ll stay. But of course the field was heavy because it has been raining and it was raining so you feel it a little bit in your legs and you are a little bit tired, but it’s normal and it’s nice to be playing in the Champions League again.
Amel Majri, Lyon midfielder
It’s good we’ve managed to win the game. You could see they were quite aggressive, but we managed to get an early goal and then we were able to add to that. We made a few changes in the second half and that enabled us to rest a few players. It’s good for us to be able to do that too.
Gérard Precheur, Lyon coach
We’re very satisfied. We made a very good start to the game and we understood what we had to do technically and as a team, and we succeeded in keeping our rhythm in terms of the quality of our play and at least in the first half we managed to make the most of the spaces we thought we would find against Brescia. The girls respected the plan we had drawn up and they performed really well, and yes it was a good quality first half.
In the second half we rotated the team a little, but the one thing that bothers me a bit is that we brought in some top-quality players and it seemed to bring a bit of disorganisation to the team, which it shouldn’t have. Nevertheless, it didn’t prevent us creating plenty of good chances so overall we can draw positive conclusions.
Warm-up before the match.
OL Féminin VS ACF Brescia
Ice Bucket Challenge
Lotta Schelin was nomminated by Olivia Schough, Sofie Andersson