PSG victorious as five-star Lyon extend perfect start: D1 Arkema Week 5 Round Up

PSG victorious as five-star Lyon extend perfect start: D1 Arkema Week 5 Round Up
Former Barcelona forward Lieke Martens scored her second D1 Arkema goal for PSG in their 3-1 win over Dijon at home on Saturday / © Photo by ANP via Getty Images

A dominant display from Paris Saint-Germain FC saw them run past Dijon 3-1 to continue their winning run which now stands at nine matches against the Christophe Forest coached outfit.

In a match where the home team dominated every aspect of the game — registering 8:1 shots on target — a third minute strike from marque signing Lieke Mertens set Les Rouge-et-Bleu up for a win.

Striker Medeline Roth restored parity in the 18th minute for Dijon to set up a frenzied end to the first half with the home team looking for a goal to reclaim their lead.

Midfielder Grace Geyoro found the back of the net off an Ashley Lawrence assist in the 43rdminute to ensure Paris went to the breather in front.

Second half substitute Ramona Bachmann, introduced in place of right-back Li Mengwen, sealed the game as a contest right at the death with a goal off a Grace Geyoro assist.

The result provided yet another rude awakening for Dijon who remain 10th placed with, just four points from the drop-zone. For Paris, the victory may have arrived in attritional fashion, but it proved the right tonic for the side from the capital who seem to have labored for comfortable many-a-time this season.

Elsewhere, champions Olympique Lyonnais emerged 3-1 victors over Bordeaux away on Sunday.

A quick-fire break-through from striker Lindsay Horan on the fifth minute mark started off an eventful first 15 minutes which saw Lyon cede control of the proceedings when forward Melvine Malard scored an own goal on minute 10 to draw the game level.

Defender Wendie Renard scored a 14th minute goal that allowed the visitors to retake the lead when she smashed home a Selma Bacha pass to leave the score at 2-1. Malard made amends just before the breather when she scored off a Wendie Renard pass to send the champions to the breather leading 3-1.

The second-half failed to match the first as the champions missed a flurry of chances they created.

The result safeguarded Sonia Bompastor’s side perfect start to the campaign and condemned the home side to their second defeat of the season.

The result also saw Lyon leap-frog PSG to reclaim top spot.

Paris FC labored to a 2-2 draw as they came from behind twice against a gutsy Stade de Reims on Friday evening.

Striker Kessy Bussy took the game to Paris FC when she found the back of the net in the 40thminute with a right-footed strike courtesy of a Rachel Corboz assist.

Striker Mathilde Bourdieu’s left-footed strike ensured Stade de Reims lead was short-lived as she restored parity in the 42nd minute to ensure the teams went for the breather evenly poised.

Corboz’s perfectly weighted cross saw defender Julie Pasquereau leap the highest to head home her third headed goal of the season on the 52-minute mark as the visitors retook the lead.

Bourdieu found the equalizer again for Paris when she smashed home a Sophie Vaysse pass, this time with her right foot, to take her tally to three goals this season.

Montpellier finally remembered how to win when they put four past struggling Guingamp to record a 4-1 win away on Saturday.

A 28thminute strike from midfielder Celeste Boureille opened the account for the visitors to send them to the breather 0-1 up. Faustine Robert doubled the advantage from the spot on the 69th minute mark to set them up for a comfortable win.

A frantic final 10 minutes saw Montpellier quadruple their half time-lead to 4-0 through goals from trusted goal-getter Nérilia Mondésir in the 83rd minute and a Luna Gevitz strike three minutes later to take their goal tally to four and three respectively.

Guingamp found their consolation courtesy of a goal from midfielder Laurie Teinturier but it was rather too little too late to stage a comeback.

Despite the photo-finish to the second-half, the result only suited the winner as they managed to end the weekend placed a respectable fourth.

Le Havre’s upward trajectory took another turn for the best when they clobbered Soyaux-Charente 4-1 away on Saturday.

It took only four minutes for the visitors to take the lead when midfielder Christy Gavory found the back of the net to ensure a routing of the experienced campaigners is well on course. Centre-forward Nadjma Ali Nadjim added her name on the scoresheet immediately after second-half resumption to give the visitors some breathing space, albeit short-lived, as the home side drew one back courtesy of a strike from defensive-midfielder Morgane Belkhiter on minute 49.

The game took another turn for the worst for the hosts when attacking-midfielder Nora Coton-Pélagie scored on the 55th minute mark. Substitute Silke Demeyere put the game beyond ASJ when she bagged a goal deep into injury time.

Rodez posted their first top-flight win when the claimed the scalp of FC Fleury 91 in a 2-1victory at home on Sunday.

Midfielder Alexandria Lamontagne-Maycock scored two goals on either side of a strike from Fleury top-striker Rosemonde Kouassi.

An 11thminute strike form Lamontagne-Maycock made it 1-0 for the home team before Kouassi equalized five minutes later.

Lamontagne-Maycock was to strike again in the 66th minute to gift Rodez their first victory of the campaign which saw them move from the bottom of the log to end the weekend occupying 11th spot.

RESULTS: Friday 14 October, 2022 (Paris FC 2 — 2 Stade de Reims)

RESULTS: Saturday 15 October, 2022 (ASJ Soyaux-Charente 1 – 4 Le Havre AC)

RESULTS: Saturday 15 October, 2022 (En Avant Guingamp 1 – 4 Montpellier HSC)

RESULTS: Saturday 15 October, 2022 (Paris Saint-Germain FC 3 – 1 Dijon Football Côte d'Or)

RESULTS: Sunday 16 October, 2022 (Rodez Aveyron Football 2 – 1 FC Fleury 91)

RESULTS: Sunday 16 October, 2022 (FC Girondins de Bordeaux 1 – 3 Olympique Lyonnais)