Such a match may have been needed to confirm it, but Lens has already surpassed OL on the French chessboard this season. The team that has been patiently and intelligently built by RCL, through excellent sporting director Florent Gisolvi, has largely dominated Peter Bosz’s side, certainly deprived of Gusto, Moussa Dembélé, Tolisso, Lukeba and Faivre. But the intensity put by Sang-er-ur overtook Lyonnais, and was only dangerous in a skewed shot from Lacazette, on the post (27). “not qualified“,” to Maxence Caqueret.
Anthony Lopez kept his team in the match for a long time, winning a duel against da Costa (32), repelling an attack from the city (38) and hitting a header from Obenda from close range (45). Very exciting, the Belgian also failed to deal with the Portuguese, in the 59th. Lopez was saved by his position at 75 (Cabot) and was vigilant about the perverted healing of Sotoka (76). But Lopez couldn’t do it all. Thus, he lost a penalty received by Thiago Mendes, and converted by Sotoka (81). Bonus for an exciting team, author of 21 shots for 2.64 xG (against 4 and 0.12 xG for his opponent). Ninth, OL is in crisis. “We didn’t show muchMeet Anthony Lopez at Prime Video Microphone. We don’t deserve anything. “
Lyon has lost its last four Ligue 1 matches (Lorient, Monaco, Paris, Lens) and hasn’t come a long way since February and March 1991 under Raymond Domenech (4).
Player: Revival Diomande
No longer held by OL for a year, Sinaly Diomandé has resumed his career path at Bollaert with honors. The Ivorian international, who was tapped by Rennes, Nice, Strasbourg and Troyes this summer, has ideally replaced Lukiba (injured). A favorite of da Silva to accompany Mendes, the 20-year-old was very strong against Loïs Openda. He cleared seven balls (match record) and was also accurate on serves (48 successful passes out of 54). Diomandi, the only good point of Lyon’s difficult evening with Anthony Lopez.