In the battle of France's two top teams, Olympique Lyonnais took a firm hold of the tie, sailing past Paris Saint-Germain by seven goals to nil. A record crowd of 22,050 were on hand at the Stade de Lyon to witness a great win by the home side.
This was the first leg of the UEFA Women's Champions League semi-final and many had seen this to be a potentially tightly-contested affair, with PSG probably sitting back and hoping to grab a vital away goal on the counter to take back to Paris with them. Lyon had other plans and completely dominated the game from start to finish.
The first ten minutes started off quickly as both teams traded attacks and shots at goal. Marie-Laure Delie had the first shot of the game which went over the bar, and then Lyon proceeded to march down the field where Camille Abily also fired off target.
After that, it became one-way traffic as Lyon began to assert themselves. Ada Hegerberg opened the scoring in the 18th minute after a scramble in midfield broke the ball loose, and left her one-on-one with Katarzyna Kiedrzynek in PSG's goal. The Norwegian rounded the 'keeper before slotting home what would be the first of many for Lyon.
Lyon run amock
Hegerberg was involved in the action again as she found a wide open Eugenie Le Sommer, but her goal was called back for a questionable offside decision. The two soon got their chance to combine again as Griedge M'Bock Bathy sent a long ball through for Hegerberg down the right hand side. The Norwegian beat her defender for pace before squaring the ball to an unmarked Le Sommer for Lyon's second goal of the game in the 28th minute.
Things began to deteriorate for PSG as first Laure Boulleau picked up an injury which forced them into their first substitution of the game. In fact, all of their substitutions were made in the first half as both Kheira Hamraoui and Laura Georges had to come off due to injury as well.
The long ball was PSG's undoing once again as M'Bock Bathy sent a long diagonal pass through to Le Sommer - who glided past her defender - before squaring the ball across goal to Hegerberg, and she finished with ease. It was almost a mirror image of the second goal and Lyon were running riot.
M'Bock Bathy's long range distribution was again the start of another Lyon goal and causing PSG all sorts of problems. The French defender found Elodie Thomis who then out-paced her defender before passing the ball to Le Sommer for her second goal of the day.
Abily got into the act as well as the first half drew to a close after a free-kick was won just outside of the box. The French international stepped up and curled a beautiful free-kick into the left hand corner, giving Kiedrzynek no chance to even move.
Smooth second half
The game was over by half time but Lyon were determined to keep the foot on the gas. Amel Majri could only watch as her long range effort beat the goalkeeper, only to come off the post.
PSG's best chance of the game came from an error by Lyon's goalkeeper, Sarah Bouhaddi. Cristiane sent in a free-kick into the box which Bouhaddi proceeded to mishandle into the path of an on-rushing Erika. The Brazilian's shot was blocked by Abily who had matched her run and all PSG could gain from that chance was a corner.
Substitute Louisa Necib got amongst the goals after some good work down the left by Le Sommer. Necib moved past one defender before curling a fantastic shot into the right hand corner of the goal, giving Lyon their sixth goal of the game. Another substitute, Lotta Schelin, managed to get herself on the score-sheet as well.
Necib was once again involved in the setup as she toyed with the PSG defenders before passing the ball to Pauline Bremer. Bremer then sent in a cross which was touched down by Schelin, who then separated from her marker before slotting in the seventh goal and last goal of the game.
Le Sommer did have a chance to grab her hat-trick but she fired her shot high over the goal. Lyon then proceeded to slow the game down as they knew that the game, and probably the tie, was well and truly over.