D1 Feminine: Matchday 17 Roundup

Club football returned to France with one surprising upset, making the battle for third a very close race, while the champions continue their march to another title.

D1 Feminine: Matchday 17 Roundup
Albi provide the upset | Image Source: letarnlibre.com

After the international break, football returned to D1 Feminine, with the most surprising result of the round being the defeat of Montpellier H.S.C at the hands of A.S.P.T.T Albi.

Albi provide the shock of the round

Montpellier came into this game missing a lot of key players due to injury but the perceived idea was that they would still have enough quality to pick up three points from this game. Albi did not read the script and proceeded to open the scoring for the game. Montpellier managed to find the equaliser in the second half but Albi found the winner three minutes before the end of regular time.

This result leaves Montpellier further behind Paris Saint-Germain in the race to the final Champions League spot while Albi distance themselves even further from the relegation zone.

Juvisy closed the gap on Montpellier as they overcame Soyaux by four goals to one. Laura Bourgouin scored the only goal of the first half for Soyaux before Juvisy came back to win in the second half with goals from Camille CatalaAmelie CouquetKadidiatou Diani and Théa Greboval.

Lyon continue their march to another D1 title

Olympique Lyonnais romped their way to a five goal win over La Roche-sur-Yon. The former champions came into this game without the services of Lotta Schelin who has been ruled out with an injury for three to four weeks but were not troubled as others stepped up to the plate. Eugenie Le Sommer opened up the scoring late in the first half and goals by Eve PerrisetLouisa NecibClaire Lavogez and Amandine Henry wrapped up the game for Lyon.

Photo: olympique-et-lyonnais.com
Photo: olympique-et-lyonnais.com

The fight for survival continues

Although Guingamp were not involved this weekend (along with PSG), results fell their way and gave them more breathing room from the bottom three clubs. Nîmes could only manage a two all draw with Saint-Étienne. Nîmes went up by two as Elodie Ramos and Laurie Salnier gave the club the lead going into half time. Saint-Étienne came back into the game with goals from Julie Morel and Audrey Chamette.

VGA Saint-Maur were powerless against Rodez as Marine De Souza grabbed a brace in a four goal win for Rodez. Chloe Bornes and Flavie Lemaitre got the other goals in this game.