Paris vs Montpellier

Montpellier Hérault Sport Club in brief

Founded in 1990 following the merger of Racing Club Paillade and Entente Cressoise, the women's section of Montpellier Hérault Sporting Club has been operating in Division 1 Arkema since 1997. Following its return to the elite, the Montpellier Hérault Sporting Club enjoyed its best years in sporting terms, winning the French Championship title in 2004 and 2005.

Nicknamed the Pailladines, the Montpellier players play in the traditional colors of the club: Blue and Orange. The women's section is chaired by Laurent Nicollin, and coached by Jean-Louis Saez, a former player from Montpellier in the 1980s. At the end of the 2019-20 season, Montpellier finished in 4th position in the ranking, ahead of Paris FC.

In their last French Cup victory in 2009, Montpellier's players won the final against Le Mans UC.

The Parisian women against Montpellier

In 2010, the Parisian women won their first French Cup after beating Montpellier in the final by a score of 1-0.

During the 2019-20 season, the Parisians have been hosting Montpellier on Division 1 Arkema matchday 7, on December 7th, 2019, at the Jean Bouin stadium. Despite Lawrence opening the scoring just before the break, the two teams drew 1-1.

In the 2015-16 season, the club lost in the final of the French Cup after beating Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-finals.

Players to follow

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Ashley Lawrence

Midfielder 11/06/1995
Born June 11th, 1995, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Ashley Lawrence is a Canadian international playing in the position of left midfielder or left-sided midfielder. Elected Canadian Player of the Year in 2019 by her federation, she joined the PSG in January 2017. In the 2019-20 season, she came on at the 34th minute and opened her scoring account with a header against Montpellier 13 minutes later. A lobbed header in first-half extra time gave the Parisian side a 1-0 lead. Montpellier came back in the second half to earn a draw.
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Marion Torrent

Defender 17/04/1992
Born on April 17th, 1992, in Châlons-en-Champagne, Marion Torrent has been playing for Montpellier since 2007, after having spent her entire career there. Since turning professional, she has played more than 200 D1 Arkema matches, as well as two appearances in the UEFA Women's Champions League. Having played for the French youth teams, Marion Torrent made her first senior international appearance in 2017 under Corinne Diacre.

Stade Mama Ouattara

Since 2001, the women's section of the Montpellier Hérault Sport Club has been playing at the Mama Ouattara stadium on the Grammont domain, Montpellier Hérault's training centre. During major Division 1 Arkema and Champions League matches, Montpellier's women can play at the Stade de la Mosson.

133 route de Montpellier
34 160 Sussargues
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Practical information
Located on the eastern outskirts of Montpellier, the Grammont estate is accessible by car thanks to the numerous parking areas nearby.