Division 1 Féminine - Week One Round-up: Lyon put nine past Soyaux in season opener
Eugenie Le Sommer scored five for Lyon on the opening day | Photo: Alex Ortega

Division 1 Féminine - Week One Round-up: Lyon put nine past Soyaux in season opener

Goals galore in the Division 1 Féminine as Lyon, PSG and Montpellier all thrash their opposition in the opening weekend of the season.

Emily Magee

With the summer break over, the Division 1 Féminine teams returned to action this week.

Soyaux 0-9 Olympique Lyonnais

Olympique Lyonnais completed the treble in the last campaign, after also winning the Coup de France Féminine and the UEFA Women's Champions League and they started this season in the same fashion as they left the last - the Division One Feminine heavy weights won the league title for the tenth time in a row in 2015-16 and they closed off the first weekend of competition action with a 9-0 pummelling of Soyaux.

Eugenie Le Sommer was undoubtedly Lyon's star player, the French striker converted five of her team's nine goals netting three before and two after the half-time break.

Her forward counterpart Ada Hegerberg - who finished last season as top scorer with 33 converted - was back in the goals this weekend offering another two goals for Lyon, who completely outclassed Soyaux in all areas of the pitch. Mylaine Tarrieu and Claire Lavogez finished the scoring for the champions to complete the thrashing of last season's seventh-placed team.

ASPTT Albi 0-4 PSG

Paris Saint Germain finished three points behind league champions Lyon at the conclusion of last season, but they started in fine fashion in week one of domestic football and they will be hoping to be one step ahead of Lyon this time around.

PSG began with a convincing opening day win over ASPTT Albi, putting four past the team who finished seven points off the relegation spots last time around. Captain Shirley Cruz opened the scoring for Patrice Lair's side on Saturday, 17-year-old Marie-Antoinette Katoto doubled the lead for PSG early in the second half before Marie-Laure Delie added the third moments later.

Summer signing Veronica Boquete sealed the deal in the 64th minute - the Spanish striker, who won the Champions League with FFC Frankfurt in 2015 and arrived from Bayern Munich in July, scored PSG's fourth and final goal of the game, scoring directly from a dipping free-kick straight into the bottom left corner of Cindy Perrault's goal.

Camille Abily in action for Olympique Lyonnais | Photo: OL Web
Camille Abily in action for Olympique Lyonnais | Photo: OL Web

Metz 0-5 Montpellier

Last season's third place finishers Montpellier finished the opening matchday with a 5-0 thrashing of newly-promoted Metz and they will be hoping they can push Lyon and Paris Saint Germain to the top spots in this campaign.

And they started as they mean to go on, Laëtitia Tonazzi struck early in the sixth minute to give Montpellier the best of starts and Lindsey Thomas added a double inside ten minutes to send MHSC in to the break three goals to the good. Late strikes from Virginia Torrecilla and Sofia Jakbosson in the second half sealed the well-earned victory for Jean-Louis Saez's side. 

Guingamp 1-0 Juvisy

Guingamp, who ended last season in eighth place, ran out winners in a narrow victory over Juvisy. Desire Oparanozie slotted home the solitary goal of the game, converting in the 74th minute to give the Bretons their first win of the season.

Saint-Étienne 1-1 Rodez

Rodez head coach Nicolas Bach will be hoping to repeat the success of last season after they climbed the table to a credible fifth place overall, taking scalps over some of the top teams along the way. They started off this season with a 1-1 draw against Saint-ÉtienneClara Noiran opened the scoring in the 46th minute for Rodez before Namnata Traore cancelled out the opener for Saint-Étienne.

Girondins Bordeaux 1-1 Olympique Marseille

Newly promoted Olympique Marseille, who are aiming to buck the trend of the majority of previous newcomers who have failed to stay in the top division, got off to reasonable start in the first matchday of the Division One Feminine. Christophe Parra's side shared the spoils with Girondins Bordeaux after Pauline Cousin scored in the 33rd minute for Marseille to cancel out Sarah Cambot's opener.