Olympique Lyon women’s team suffers first defeat in 4 years

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Olympique Lyon women’s team, officially known as Olympique Lyonnais Féminin recorded their first defeat in almost four years in favor of their closest rivals Paris Saint Germain women team.

The defeat did not only ends Lyon’s 80 matches unbeaten streak, but it also forced the club to the second spot on Division 1 Feminine league table after 9 games.

In the match which was played on Friday night, PSG came looking more prepared to end the unbeaten run of Lyon. The club’s Marie-Antoinette Katoto scored the only goal of the match in the first 10 minutes which the reigning league champions could not cancel.

Olympique Lyon women team suffers first defeat in 4 years
PSG’s goalscorer Marie-Antoinette Katoto.

Before the match ended, Lyon’s top player and France women national team star, Eugenie le Sommer sustained an injury that could keep her out of the club for weeks. She could also miss France’s Euro 2022 qualifier against Austria next week.

With this defeat, Lyon is now left in the second spot with 24 points after enjoying 8 wins in 9 league games. While PSG’s women have maintained their unbeaten run which has earned them 25 points in 9 league games after enjoying 8 victories and a draw.

The last time the Lyon women’s team was defeated was on 12 December 2016. It was also a 1-0 defeat in the hands of PSG. In the last 14 seasons in the women’s league, it has been only Lyon that has been winning the league title. No women’s club in the league has won as many league titles as Olympique Lyon’s women team.

The dominance of the Lyon women team is no only limited to Division 1 Feminine league, they are also the best female club in Europe and the world based on the titles won so far in the club’s history.

Besides the fact that they have won the women’s league title a record 14 consecutive times, Lyon has won seven UEFA Champions League titles including a record five successive Champions League titles from 2016 to 2020.

More so, the Olympique Lyon women team has won 9 Coupe de France Féminine and a Trophée des Champions. The team currently holds the Guinness world record for most consecutive victories in all competitions: 41 wins (from 28 April 2012 to 18 May 2013).

All these accolades earned the Olympique Lyon women team “the strongest women’s team in the world” tag since 2010.

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