It only took a flash of genius to blow OL and offer it, this Friday in Nantes, a first victory in Ligue 1 this season (1-0). From a surgical transverse, Bruno Guimaraes found Lucas Paqueta in the back of the Nantes defense, shortly after the hour of play. A control of the chest in the air and A left-footed sequence later, the Brazilian came up against Alban Lafont, who unfortunately pushed back on Moussa Dembél in front of goal. However, the goal of the French striker did not allow the Lyonnais to manage the rest of the match.
Between the good transitions in Nantes, the lack of efficiency of the Lyonnais circles and the red card from Damien Da Silva, for a second warning less than a quarter of an hour from the end , Peter Bosz will have had the right to great fears. At the end of the first half, in truth, OL could have lost their advantage without a very inspired Anthony Lopes on a free kick from SÃ © bastien Corchia.
The entry of Thiago Mendes instead of a too discreet Maxence Caqueret, at half-time, did not solve the problems of the? ?? OL. Nantes continued to string together the beautiful offensive phases, in particular on the right side of the Lyon defense where LÃ © o Dubois took the water all evening facing Moses Simon and Fabio.
On three occasions, Ludovic Blas had the opportunity to equalize, but he lacked precision in the last move or stumbled over Anthony Lopes. A finishing problem that also affected OL. Alternately, Bruno Guimaraes, Lucas Paqueta and Houssem Aouar appeared in front of goal with the break ball, but none could endanger Alban Lafont.
Da Silva’s ejection in the 78th minute, for a nudge on Blas inches from the penalty area, forced Peter Bosz’s players to defend for more than ten minutes and buried the hopes of seeing Xherdan Shaqiri play his first minutes with OL. The Swiss watched a tense end of the match from the sidelines, where Lopes was again called upon.
After two draws and one loss, whatever the content, Peter Bosz needed that success. OL won their first game of the season just before the international break, which should allow some adjustments. But we must not waste time since, on the return from international matches, Lyon must face PSG, Saint-Etienne, Monaco and Nice in just over a month.
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