Women's Football

The Week in Numbers

Erling Haaland (L) and Youssoufa Moukoko of Dortmund chat after the Bundesliga match between Hertha BSC and Borussia Dortmund at Olympiastadion on November 21, 2020 in Berlin, Germany.
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  • PSG Feminine end Lyon's seemingly endless unbeaten run
  • Juve Women edge closer to two-year mark without league loss
  • Bolivia have a new top scorer

Lionel Messi played in his 800th match for Barcelona in their La Liga fixture against Atletico Madrid on Saturday.


Following their most recent victory over Fiorentina in the league, Juventus Women reached the incredible milestone of going over 600 days unbeaten in Serie A.


Bodø/Glimt finally won their maiden Norwegian league crown 104 years since being founded and just three years since they were most recently promoted to the top flight. They are also the first Norwegian club from the Arctic circle to be crowned champions and the most northerly club in the world to win a national league championship.


Andorra midfielder Marcio Vieira did something not too many international players can say they've done: he played in his 100th match for his country, in Andorra's 5-0 defeat by Latvia in the UEFA Nations League on Tuesday.


By making his 96th appearance in Germany's UEFA Nations League fixture against Spain, Manuel Neuer became his country's most-capped goalkeeper in history, surpassing 1974 FIFA World Cup™ winner Sepp Maier. The match itself, however, will be one the German great will want to forget soon, as you'll read below.

Team captains Manuel Neuer of Germany and Sergio Ramos of Spain bump fists
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There was big news in the French women's top division on Friday when Paris Saint-Germain edged Olympique Lyonnais 1-0 thanks to Marie-Antoinette Katoto to go top of the table and end Lyon's incredible 80-match, four-year unbeaten run in the process.


Aybol Abiken scored from 54 metres in Kazakhstan's 3-1 defeat by Albania in UEFA Nations League action, the furthest goal in the competition's history.


Italy are now unbeaten in their last 22 games under Roberto Mancini - their best run since July 2006 under Marcello Lippi (25), a period incorporating their FIFA World Cup victory - thanks to a 2-0 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina on Wednesday. The victory saw Gli Azzurri into the 2021 UEFA National League Finals along with Belgium, France and Spain.


Marcelo Martins became Bolivia's outright-record, 21-goal marksman, outranking Joaquin Botero, after he helped lead La Verde to a 2-2 draw against Paraguay in Asuncion in FIFA World Cup™ qualifying.

Marcelo Martins (R) of Bolivia celebrates with team-mates after scoring his team's first goal
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Giovanni Reyna became the third youngest goal scorer for USA, aged just 18 years and three days, with his double in the 6-2 win over Panama on Monday. The international friendly in Austria also saw Sebastian Soto become the fifth player to score a double on debut and just the second as a substitute.


At the age of 16 years and one day, Borussia Dortmund’s Yousouffa Moukoko became the youngest player to ever appear in the Bundesliga when he substituted into his side's 5-2 victory over Hertha Berlin. Moukoko's team-mate Erling Haaland stole the show at the Olympiastadion, though, as he scored four goals, all in the second half, for the first time in his nascent Bundesliga career.

Erling Haaland (L) and Youssoufa Moukoko of Dortmund chat after the Bundesliga match between Hertha BSC and Borussia Dortmund at Olympiastadion on November 21, 2020 in Berlin, Germany.
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Ecuador equalled their biggest-ever victory in FIFA World Cup™ qualifying with their extraordinary 6-1 triumph over Colombia on Tuesday. A hat-trick from Eduardo 'The Tank' Hurtado inspired a 5-0 thumping of Venezuela in 1993.


Ferran Torres scored a hat-trick to lead Spain to a 6-0 rout of Germany in the Nations League on Tuesday. It was the first time in history that Germany had conceded six goals in a competitive game.


Brazil's 2-0 win in Uruguay - their fourth straight victory - means they have made their best start to a World Cup qualifying campaign in 51 years. With Tostao and Pele running riot, they won all six preliminaries for Mexico 1970.

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