A look back on the OL Women's large victory over Montpellier (6-2) at Gerland on Sunday...
THE LATTAF EFFECT
She's full of surprises... and on Sunday night at Gerland, 34-year-old Hoda Lattaf managed to gob-smack everyone once again. As early as the eighth minute, the former OL striker made the most of a poor clearance to fire coolly past Sarah Bouhaddi. She was tireless as she looked to push her side to victory, making runs all across the front line. It was also she who took the free kick that led to Montpellier's second goal.
When the Martinique-born forward is in the kind of form she showed yesterday, she is unstoppable. Thomis' Comet brought Gerland together. First by notching the equaliser for OL - with a mazing solo run through the heart of the opposition's defence - just a few seconds after Montpellier had opened the scoring. Her runs in behind a defensive bloc that had decided to push as high as possible caused no end of problems. Her next incursion, filled with twists, turns and deft touches, proved fatal for the poor Solène Durand, who had once again to pick the ball out of her net, this time with the score at 3-1. Thomis capped off her stellar performance by widening the scoreline even further with a swit counter-attack in the dying stages. Fantastic!
EN ROUTE TO THE TITLE
After having beaten Juvisy 4-0, Patrice Lair's charges pulled out the same winning brand of football to hammer Montpellier 6-2. The OL Women seem to be head and shouldersw above the rest in the league. Even after falling behind on the scoreboard - for the first time this season - and even though things got tough at points, OL never seemed to doubt themselves. And the attacking assets of this side are so powerful and so varied that no defence seems to be able to weather the storm once the OL machine clicks into gear. Now they just need to back these results up away to PSG, on Saturday at 13:00, to take another big step towards the title.