It was a daunting week for the French and European champions, with two games against top teams in D1 Féminine on either side of a trip to Amsterdam for a mid-week Champions League match. But les Fenottes came through with flying colors, beating all three opponents and conceding just one goal over the week. The final victory in the series was a 3-0 win over Bordeaux on Sunday, ensuring that Lyon remain on top of the D1F table.
Last week, Lyon’s all-world team of superstars kicked off their quest toward a 13th straight D1 Féminine title with an 8-0 win over Lille. Lyon are top of the table just one week in, and we fully expect they’ll be there when the season wraps up in May. But every team of heroes needs its supervillains, and D1F has its share of pretenders aiming to knock les Fenottes off the throne. While the team is off for the international break, let’s get to know the challengers. Continue reading “Bring on the Pretenders: Sizing Up the D1F Competition”