Since years the ever same situation in France has been more or less as gripping as watching a glass of water evaporating in the sun. Last season was one of the tightest though. At least half a year Montpellier HSC could shake up the old order Lyon – PSG on 1 and 2 until the winter. Only to see them rather fading away in the second half. But Montpellier was also again off to a good start this season so far having not yet conceded a goal. FCF Juvisy Esonne on the other side with a rather shocking initial loss to Guingamp. However the main question of this match remains the same like the years before: who from these two here sitting in third and fourth also what feels already since 20 years would be the main challenger.
Headline: still getting tighter
but still work to do. Tighter between these two and to the big guns. The match was individually quite on a good level. It lacked some fluidity however because both teams focussed on pressing each other quite well. The margins could be close enough now for both to threaten the top teams based on the individual class of the players. And that individual class has been the main gap for all those years where they have had no chance. But is that still the case anymore? We will have to wait and see. But we have already seen that a back line with Linda Sembrandt can go much further than the one with Wendy Renard and Griedge MBock (though she still isnt the best individual of the three) for example. And that was not because there was an astonishing offensive power lined up in front of Sembrandt.
Speaking of offensive power. The match wasnt very gripping because it missed scenes not only in the boxes but even so close to both boxes. It was a tough battle in midfield though and very intense. But to have an advantage over the top duo there will still be more compactness needed. Maybe the main point they need to improve on. But lets have a short look