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Lyon fulfill the contract with a second success in two games

The wide final score (4-1) is explained by a sudden outbreak of fever: while the score was 1-1, Olympique Lyonnais finally broke Troyes, Friday August 19, thanks to two goals in less than five minutes from the start of the second half of this meeting which opened the third day of Ligue 1.

If OL were then largely dominating, they will have to remember their mixed first period which recalled the doubts accompanying the sluggish success over Ajaccio (2-1), at the start of the championship in early August. But, at the final whistle, this second victory in as many games gives the Lyonnais, whose meeting in Lorient last weekend had to be postponed due to the state of the pitch, the provisional second place in the standings, level on points with Paris-Saint-Germain.

For Troyes, with zero points in three outings, the rest of the season already looks difficult, like a failed start to the match. An uninspired back pass from Adil Rami in the 3rd minute gave a clever Alexandre Lacazette the opportunity to open the scoring (1-0)

Lack of rhythm and movement

Subsequently, as against the Corsicans, the Lyonnais delivered a disappointing performance for 45 minutes offering a game without rhythm and without movement, with many approximations despite the contribution in the middle of Corentin Tolisso, tenured for the first time in the season before giving way to 63e minute to Jeff Reine-Adelaide.

The Rhodanians then proved unable to shake up the Trojan defense except on a new shot from Lacazette, who for a long time seemed powerless at the point, repelled by Gauthier Gallon (41e).

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Shortly before, the Champenois had taken advantage of OL’s shortcomings to equalize with a penalty from Florian Tardieu, awarded for a foul by Nicolas Tagliafico (1-1, 38e).

Goalkeeper Rémy Riou, who replaced Anthony Lopes suspended for three matches after his exclusion against Ajaccio (2-1), thus conceded his second penalty in two games he played.

“Potential means nothing”

After half-time, OL, with a faster and deeper game, finally showed themselves to be conquerors and took the lead with two goals scored in quick succession. Tagliafico made up for the mistake he had made by restoring the advantage to his team after an assist from the Brazilian Tetê (2-1, 47e) before the latter added a third goal after a first shot from Lucas Paqueta repelled by Gallon (3-1, 49e).

“We delivered a very good first half but also two catastrophic half-time startsregretted, lucid, the Trojan coach Bruno Irles. The regrets are there. We came across a very good Lyon team which gained momentum during the match and which took advantage of our largesse at the start of each period. »

Tetê then offered himself a double in the 76e minute after playing the Trojan defense in the wake of a recovery from Maxence Caqueret who came into play in place of the promising Johann Lepenant, recruited this summer (4-1).

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At the very end of the game, the stirring Rayan Cherki, who extended his contract for one year (until 2024), shot the bar (90e).

The contract, precisely, is for the moment completed on the accounting level for OL, but that is not enough for the Dutch coach of the club. ” We can’t go on like this, with the way we delivered the first half. conceded Peter Bosz after the match. “Potential is one thing and demonstrating on the pitch is another thing. Potential means nothing.he warned.

The World with AFP

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