Matildas Abroad: Ellie Carpenter's Lyon in title decider

The title is on the line in France, while a relegation battle enters its final stage in Germany. Here is a wrap of the Westfield Matildas in action abroad. 

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France

After COVID-19 postponed this match earlier in the season, Olympique Lyon and PSG will battle it out to decide the French league title this weekend. 

PSG, who currently sit in first with a point buffer over Lyon, can secure its first ever title if it wins on the weekend.


For Olympique Lyon, a win would all but secure them a 14th straight league title; Lyon has won every season since 2006. 

It would be another trophy for Ellie Carpenter who has a Coupe de France Feminine trophy and a UEFA Women's Champions League medal already to her name from her time in France. 

Sweden

Emily Gielnik and Clare Polkinghorne's Vittsjö take on Eskilstuna in Damallsvenskan. Sitting in seventh and eighth respectively on the table, both sides will look to return to winning ways. 

BK Häcken and Dylan Holmes travel to KIF Örebro DFF. Both sides are on two game winning streaks, with Häcken needing the three points to keep in touch with the undefeated Rosengård at the top of the table.   

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Netherlands

The Dutch league season comes to an end this weekend with Kyah Simon and Amy Harrison's PSV coming up against FC Twente.

Defeat last week to Ajax meant PSV could no longer secure the title with its next opponent, Twente, wrapping up the trophy. However, PSV still have plenty to play for with the KNVB Cup final following the conclusion of the season. 

Rest of the World 

In Spain, Aivi Luik's Sevilla play host to Real Betis. The team will look to bounce back from two straight defeats. Emma Checker's Selfoss dropped its first points of the season, playing out a 0-0 draw with Fylkir. 

The final round in Germany sees Beattie Goad's SV Meppen fighting to stay in the Frauen- Bundesliga. Her side need a win against Freiburg and favourable results in other fixtures to avoid the drop to the second division.


In round two of the Norwegian Toppserien, Teagan Micah's IL Sandviken face Avaldsnes. Karly Roestbakken's LSK plays its first match of the season against Arna-Bjørnar. 

While over in Denmark, Fortuna Hjørring and Indiah-Paige Riley play KoldingQ in the penultimate game of the Championship Round. 

Although Chloe Logarzo is on the side lines injured, her Kansas City side lost 2-0 to Chicago Red Stars in the NWSL.