D1 - OM 2-0 EAG: beyond maintenance...

sun 26 mar at 18:33
Par 
Allan Chaussard
Photos © 
Meryll Vian / OM.net 2017
The Olympiennes have officially maintained their first division standing with their 2-0 win over Guingamp in day 17 of the 2016-2017 Women's D1 championship.

Like when they played Paris, the Olympiennes suffered. Like when they played Paris, the Olympiennes demonstrated solidarity, skill and abnegation to stand up to powerful attacks. Like when they played Paris, they were realistic. Like when they played Paris, the joy after the match was memorable.
And yet, this win appears to be even more important than last week's against PSG.
First of all, it mathematically ensures the first division position of Christophe Parra's players, even though there was little doubt of this.
Second, it beautifully illustrates the Olympiennes' progress since the start of the season. The previous match, and their heavy defeat on the Bretonnes' home territory (4-0), served as a catalyst. They learned the hard way the high level and cold reality of experienced teams. Since that moment, they have collected 9 wins out of 10 championship games, including victories over Juvisy, Saint-Etienne, PSG and Guingamp. Only the monster that is Lyon beat them.
An impressive series, showing the quality of a group that became a team as the weeks went by.
Game after game, the ever-larger crowd at the Roger-Lebert stadium is right to show its appreciation for the journey of this upstart team, which has veteran-like playing qualities.
Once again, the Olympiennes showed it in the match last Sunday against Guingamp, by imposing themselves with mastery and level-headedness. Long challenged, they never seemed to be overwhelmed by events and can be proud of the progress they have made since their frustrating start at Bordeaux (1-1).
The objective established at the beginning of the season was achieved today. By holding on to its 4th place until the end, OM can now aim higher.
It would be a magnificent reward for this team, which attracts sympathy and has, little by little, built its story on the strong foundations of work and humility.

2016-2017 season - Women's D1 - day 17 - OM 2-0 EAG: video recap

 2016-2017 season - Women's D1 - day 17 - OM 2-0 EAG: the match in photos

 2016-2017 season - Women's D1 - day 17 - OM 2-0 EAG: the Olympiennes' joy

 2016-2017 season - Women's D1 - day 17 - OM 2-0 EAG: Christophe Parra's reaction

 2016-2017 season - Women's D1 - day 17 - OM 2-0 EAG: Charlotte Lozé's reaction

2016-2017 season - Women's D1 - day 17 - OM 2-0 EAG: results

2016-2017 season - Women's D1: rankings


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