The west London outfit will not be the only one going in having locked up three points in the league. Soubeyrand’s team edged Eve Perisset’s former team Bordeaux via a first half goal by Clara Matéo. The 2013 Champions League semifinalist is eight fixtures into the league campaign, and sits just three points behind the unbeaten 16-time winners, Lyon.
Its only defeat came at the hands of the current leaders when Sonia Bompastor’s attacking talent completely overwhelmed PFC from the opening minute. Don’t be foiled though, it wasn’t all Les Lyonnaises. The side from the French capital hung in there, equaling Lyon’s shots on target total. Christiane Endler was called into action numerous times between the posts. In short, despite it being the club’s first appearance this deep into the competition since 2012/2013, Paris isn’t short of confidence. A defeat against Hacken is not going to diminish that. Even if you hit the PFC with a gut punch right from the jump, it has shown it can respond.
Dufour is one of five players on the Division 1 Féminine outfit to have amassed five or more goal contributions across both competitions. With the finish by Matéo over the weekend against Bordeaux, two players are one off of 10. Soubeyrand’s side tend to line up in a 4-3-3 with Nigerian goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie in net. Dufour will likely occupy the left wing with Mateo making up the right. 19-year-old star Louna Ribadeira is another goal threat, particularly down the middle the Blues need to be aware of at all times.