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Written by Oluwaseun Oyediji

It was a whitewash for record European champions and French women’s league holders, Lyon after a 6-0 thrashing of Stade de Reims in the second semi final of the 2023/2024 French D1 Arkema Playoffs at the Stade Gerrard Houllier on Sunday.

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Captain, Wendie Renard started the goal rush for her team in the 12th minute before Lindsey Horan set up Danielle van de Donk doubled the lead in the 36th minutes of play.

Amel Majri extended the lead for Lyon before the end of the first half.

After the interval, Lyon lived nothing to chance as Kadidiatou Diani made it 4-0. Horan’s second assist of the game was converted by Melchie Dumonay in the four minutes after the hour mark.

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Diani scored her second goal of the match in the 66th minute to complete the routr.

Lyon will face PSG in the title deciding final in a repeat of the 2023/2024 UEFA Women's Champions League (UWCL) semi final where Sonia Bompastor's side came out top 5-3 on aggregate over the Parisiens.

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PSG will have the chance of reclaiming the French women’s top-flight title for the 2023/2024 season after edging rivals, Paris FC 5-4 on penalties in the French D1 Arkema Playoffs semi-final at the Paris Saint-Germain Training Centre, Poissy on Saturday.

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The match ended 2-2 in regulation time as Clara Mateo opened the scoring for Paris FC in the 36th minute with the solitary goal recorded in the first half.

PSG responded in the second half with more attacking intent as Grace Geyoro thought she had equalised three minutes into the second period but her goal was ruled out for offside.

Her joy was not to be denied in the 52nd minute as she finally restored parity for the capital club from the penalty spot.

The lead lasted for four minutes before Daphne Corboz restored Paris FC’s lead from Julie Dufour’s assist.

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