In this late match that counts for the second day of Ligue 1 between Lorient and Olympique Lyon, the two teams never showed the same face. On the other hand, the solidarity and envy of Al Hikes was embodied in a fiery attack with very clean transfers. On the other hand, the numerous individual errors did not allow Jones to hope for a good result, to say the least. During the first period, Lyonnais seemed completely lost on the lawn of Mostoir. Neither the defensive nor the offensive system of the Olympic coach really worked. Thiago Mendes, who won only one of his six encounters at the end of the first half, and who was mistaken for Lorient’s second goal, symbolized Lyonnais’ first-half plight.
Faced with Lyon’s apathetic defense, Lorient’s attack was completely unleashed in the first period. From the first minutes of the meeting, Diarra and Ouattara, who are very available throughout the evening, made a first shot from the first good that Lopez (the first) grabbed. The second got a free kick in a very good position after restricting dribbles and provoking the opponent’s back guard (the fifth). Then the fairy came to roll up a love balloon spinning in the porthole’s porthole, utterly dumbfounded (the sixth). In the second goal, Mendes was tricked by Ouattara, once again, with a long pass from Yvonne Mfugo. Then followed the number 11 for Terem Moffi who was going to Lope Lopes (ranked 33). Meanwhile, on their first chance, Leon equalized. Gusto got the ball back in the middle of the field and then found Tite who fired Alexandre Lacazette. The number 10 can deceive the Lorient goalkeeper with a dry shot between his legs (28th position). Despite this air bubble, Lyonnais lacked a lot of accuracy and documenter to worry Lorient and weigh down this match.
Repeated in the second half
Upon returning from the locker room, Lyon’s changes brought a bit of vitality to a team that had been struggling so hard until then. Corentin Tolisso just found a Lacazette, far from deep, but the striker couldn’t find the frame (47). In continuity, Lorientais, always interesting in transformations, broke OL. A good cross was fired by Moffi, Gédéon Kalulu voiced Ouattara who tricked Lopes with a nice cross back (49). Movi, who is still untenable, came close to scoring two goals but his shot went too far (52). Damien da Silva returned a few minutes ago, and was thought to reduce the score on a corner kick from Ron, but an offside was rightly reported (53rd place). Mvogo was then responsible for stopping the rare odds of Peter Bosz’s men (ranked 57th and 65th).
Muffy, who was in brilliance this evening, then took advantage of the spaces left by Lyon’s defense on several occasions to find his undistinguished teammates including Kalulu, but the latter lacked clarity and blended his brushes (52 and 63). At the end of the match, Tagliavico repeatedly found the Lorient goalkeeper with a header from close range (83). The Les Gones captain was the only one to stand out (85th place) with Tolisso alongside Lyon, clearly not enough to hope for a better job this evening. The intensity hasn’t diminished with Laurentiis ready to set fire to the counter-attack (87) and still united in defense (90+2) in Lyon’s latter offensive tendencies. A game to be forgotten for the team led by Jean-Michel Aulas who will certainly have a say in the disaster for his club in Brittany. With this victory, Lorient III surpasses Olympique Lyon IV with the same number of points (13).