The score is final. Paris Saint-Germain won their third Women’s French Cup on Sunday in Dijon after largely beating amateur club Yzeure 8-0. The party could even have turned into a real nightmare for the 3rd division 2, if PSG had not eased off.
The score was indeed 5-0 after only thirteen minutes of play and 6-0 at half-time, reflecting the chasm between a European level formation, eliminated in the semi-finals of the Champions League by Lyon this season. , 2nd in the D1, and a formation in which all the players work before training five evenings a week. And this in precarious conditions far removed from those ultra-modern enjoyed by the players of Didier Olle-Nicolle in Bougival (Yvelines). A chasm like the score which is the biggest recorded for a final of this event, the first edition of which ended in 2002.
A not-so-simple route to Paris
Deprived of the European final and left behind in the French championship with five points behind OL two days from the end, undermined by the turmoil of the Kheira Hamraoui affair, still dismissed, the Parisiennes will therefore, very probably, be satisfied with this small consolation prize. Admittedly, critics will claim that they won without glory, but the final constituted for PSG, and its eight million euro budget, the easiest obstacle after successively eliminating Dijon (0-0, 5 -4 tab), Lyon (3-0), Montpellier (3-1) and Fleury (4-2), all residents of the elite.
For his part, Yzeure, 275,000 euros to complete his season, who only lined up, as usual, fifteen players on the match sheet for both sporting and budgetary reasons, only faced opponents less than or equal to the his to get up there. This is what gave this unbalanced final, quickly uninteresting, even if the Bourbonnaises counted until the end on the support of their thousand supporters out of 7,000 spectators.
Goumeziane gives Yzeure his only shot on target
Thus, after bringing the score to 5-0 by Sara Dabritz with a right-footed shot in the 13th minute, the Parisiennes stopped celebrating their goals at 6-0, like Marie-Antoinette Katoto who scored three times with a header in the first period (3, 7, 31) as did Paulina Dudek (3-0, 10). For his part, Ashley Lawrence scored the fourth goal from a shot under the bar (4-0, 12) and the seventh from a distant attempt (7-0, 59). Dabritz offered himself a double (8-0, 73). As soon as half-time returned, Grace Geyoro also found the post (47) and Yzeure had to wait until the 60th minute to trigger her only shot on target by Maëlys Goumeziane.