Lyon eliminates Reims on penalties and qualifies for the semi-finals of the Women’s French Cup
Olympique Lyonnais did not go far from leaving the Coupe de France this Saturday. While traveling on the lawn of Reims, the Rhodaniennes were manhandled by a Champagne team determined to boldly play their luck.
After the opener from Dzenifer Marozsan on a cross from Delphine Cascarino (32nd, 0-1), Rachel Corboz equalized with a nice shot from the left at the entrance to the surface (53rd, 1-1). Sonia Bompastor’s players quickly reacted and regained the advantage thanks to an all-German goal: Marozsan found Sara Däbritz who struck between the legs of Kinga Szemik, the Reims goalkeeper.
Far from abdicating, the Rémoises have once again returned to the game thanks to their nugget, the young Haitian Melchie Dumornay. This last- who will join OL next season – took advantage of a poor outing from Christiane Endler, the doorkeeper of Lyon, to score (68th, 2-2).
At the end of regulation time, the two teams had to decide with a penalty shootout won by Les Fenottes (8-7). On the Lyon side, Majri, Egurrola, Däbritz, Marozsan, Cascarino, Carpenter, Morroni and Becho converted their attempt while Renard and Gilles failed. In the Reims camp, Dumornay, Eninger, Louis, Doucouré, Chossenotte and Kack converted their attempt when Ngock, Szemik and Rastocle missed.
The OL players remain in contention to win the 10th Coupe de France in their history. This Saturday afternoon, defending champion PSG travel to Matmut-Atlantique to challenge Bordeaux (kick-off at 5:45 p.m., to follow live commented on our site).