Lyon qualify for cup semifinals with 6-0 win
Just days after the announcement that head coach Patrice Lair will leave the club at the end of the season, the OL Féminin players clearly decided to pay tribute to their coach as they defeated Montpellier HSC 6-0 in the cup quarterfinals. Louisa Necib opened the scoring early in the first half assisted by Camille Abily, before an own goal from Jennifer Beattie made the half time score 2-0.
In the second half, Eugénie Le Sommer capitalized within the first minute to add to her team’s lead, before Elodie Thomis scored a brace. Camille Abily concluded the scoring in the 66th minute when she placed 6-0 in the back of the net. Lyon will play ASJ Soyaux-Charente, who narrowly defeated FC Vendenheim 3-2 earlier today, in the semifinals on May 11.
Lineup: Bouhaddi – Franco, Kumagai, Renard, Dickenmann (Majri 55’) – Bussaglia (Plaza 66’), Henry, Abily – Thomis (Tonazzi 62’), Le Sommer, Necib.
Goals: Necib (11’), Beattie o.g. (26’), Le Sommer (46’), Thomis (52’, 62’), Abily (66’).
Statistics: 17 shots (11 on target) for OL; 12 shots (1 on target) for MHSC.