Yzeure, capital of DIY. The amateur club, which plays at the second national level, faces PSG this Sunday in the final of the Women's French Cup in Dijon with... its coach on the score sheet. Ophélie Meilleroux, former French international defender (67 caps), is one of four substitutes (including no goalkeeper) who will be able to come into play against the Parisiennes.
It would not be the first time this season that she would play a match since she came into play at the end of October against Marseille (2-1 victory) for less than ten minutes. Ophélie Meilleroux, a former Montpellier player in particular, is regularly present on the match sheets. A reflection of the difference in level between the capital club and its opponent of the day.
However, Yzeure wins on one level: the number of supporters. They are 1,900 to have made the trip between Allier and Côte-d'Or against about 250 Parisians.
They are there !!!
In Yzeure, Ophélie Melleroux directs everything. She took care of everything on a voluntary basis for a long time, saving, with her cap as deputy president, the club from bankruptcy during the health crisis. And agreeing to take, in addition, the reins of the team last February. "At home, the girls know that the working conditions are unworthy but they also unite a group," she admits. Comfort is not to be found in Yzeure. »