PSG close in on Lyon in D1 title race

Paris Saint-Germain gained two valuable points on Lyon last weekend as the reigning champions were held to a 0-0 draw.

Two different players scored hat-tricks for PSG as they brushed Marseille aside in an 11-0 rout. Marie-Antoinette Katoto and Kadidiatou Diana both scored three.

The other goals came from Sandy Baltimore and Nadia Nadim, who both scored braces. Formiga was the other player to get herself on the scoresheet.

It took PSG five minutes to take the lead against a struggling Marseille team. The team from the French capital were 8-0 up at half-time.

PSG are now only three points behind league leaders Lyon, with the sides set to meet each other in a huge title clash in March.

Lyon were held to a 0-0 draw for the second time this season. Dijon did it back in October and now Bordeaux have halted the champions.

The likes of Ada Hegerberg, Delphine Cascarino and Nikita Parris were not enough to get the Champions League holders on the scoresheet. Lyon still have a +45 goal difference after just thirteen games.

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They play Stade Reims this weekend, who currently sit eighth in the D1 table.

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Reims will go into that game on the back of a dramatic win over FC Metz. Tetyana Romanenko scored in the 88th minute to earn Reims all three points.

Metz remain rock-bottom of the D1 table, with just one point to their name.

The rest of a dramatic weekend

The most drama last weekend was found at Stade Jules Rimet as Paris FC edged out Montpellier.

Sakina Karchaoui gave Montpellier the lead five minutes before the break. Just before the referee could blow for half-time, Ines Belloumou was shown a second yellow after a foul on Clara Mateo, putting the home side down to 10.

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At this point, they were at the mercy of Paris. The capital’s club scored twice in four minutes in the second period to equalise through Sophia Vyasse and take the lead through Mathilde Bourdieu.

With less than 10 minutes until full-time, Montpellier were given a lifeline as goalscorer Vyasse was also shown a red card.

The result doesn’t change the table with Montpellier remaining in fourth and Paris in sixth. However, this whirlwind of a game will definitely take a toll on the players.

Elsewhere last weekend, there were wins for Guingamp and Soyaux-Charente.

Soyaux-Charente beat Dijon thanks to a fantastic second-half performance. A tight first period saw the game go into the break at 1-1, with Sarah Cambot and Rose Lavaud scoring for Soyaux and Dijon respectively.

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Within four minutes of the restart, Soyaux were ahead again. 26-year-old Kimberley Cazeau gave them the lead before Cambot completed her brace with a tidy finish.

Soyaux put the game beyond doubt when substitute Laura Bourgouin got their fourth in the 89th minute.

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Guingamp secured three points with goals either side of half-time against Fleury. Aissata Traore and Desire Oparanozie got the goals, 18 minutes in and 18 minutes from time.

Their routine 2-0 win was their fifth of the season, consolidating their place in fifth.

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