Victorious at home against Dijon (3-0), PSG won the women’s D1 championship for the first time in its history. The capital club finished with one point ahead of OL, who remained on 14 consecutive shots.
It is a historic moment in French women’s football. Thanks to their 3-0 victory against Dijon on Friday night for the last day of D1 Arkema, Paris Saint-Germain managed to win the first coronation in their history in the league. The club of the capital thus puts an end to 14 years of reign of Olympique Lyonnais.
Thanks to the 0-0 draw obtained last week in Lyon, PSG were one point ahead of their rivals before playing this decisive match against Dijon. He therefore needed a victory, or in the opposite case that OL did not do better at home against Fleury, for the title to be assured. Considering the level of the opponents, there was little doubt that the two teams would win and that there would be a status quo in the standings.
After a fiery welcome from several hundred ultra supporters near the Jean-Bouin stadium, the Parisiennes quickly took their destiny in hand, thanks to a penalty from Sara Däbritz (7th minute). Logically domineering, the players of Olivier Echouafni made the break in the second half, on a header from captain Irene Paredes (61st). It is a beautiful farewell gift from the Spanish defender, who will leave the club to join FC Barcelona, new European champion.
PSG finished in style, with a last goal signed by Canadian striker Jordyn Huitema in the last minute of regulation time (90th). These last moments before the final whistle were also an opportunity for Paris to greet the last appearance of Brazilian midfielder Formiga, who will also leave the club, at the age of 43. “You were great,” the supporters wrote on a banner.
White season for OL
Paris Saint-Germain therefore did not have to worry too much about the demonstration of OL, who won 8-0 against Fleury. The goals were notably scored by Melvine Malard (26th), Nikita Parris (32nd, 54th), Wendie Renard (65th), Eugénie Le Sommer (81st) and Jodie Taylor (83rd).
It is therefore a white season for the Lyonnaises, for the first time since the 2006-2007 fiscal year. In April, the Parisians had already come to upset them by eliminating them from the Champions League, while they remained on five consecutive coronations.