Full of doubts, Olympique Lyonnais got back on track by winning a deserved victory over Feyenoord Rotterdam (2-0) this Sunday in their penultimate warm-up game.
Lacazette puts the OL in the way.
A week after their defeat against Anderlecht (0-3) and the day after the humiliation experienced against Willem II (0-5) with the second team, Olympique Lyonnais raised their heads this Sunday.
OL won a life-saving victory over Feyenoord Rotterdam (2-0) in a hot game.
Because of their strong pressure, Les Gones, with their standard team at the time, played a tight rope at the start of the game. This philosophy allowed them to put pressure on the camp of the finalist of the last Europa League Conference, but the visitors were very rough approaching the top. Defensively, OL came close to correctional several times but Toornstra missed his recovery in the Dutch’s biggest chance.
While the game was very chaotic after the cold break, Lacazette woke everyone up by opening the scoring with a missile from 25 meters that was returned with the help of the post (0-1, 32nd). What purpose! Under the impetus of an omnipresent Desire, OL ends this first act very well. When Toko-Ekambi missed the target and the break, Reine-Adlade doubled the bet from a corner to concretize this highlight (0-2, 45th).
Lyon made the round back
The debates became more balanced when they returned from the locker room and Peter Bosz’s men no longer showed the same superiority in the game. minutes and Lopes had to work for the first time by preventing Danilo from reducing the score. When Tet, signaled for offside, retaliated, OL clearly suffered in the last 20 minutes but continued without many chances, except for another save by Lopes in front of Jahanbakhsh. Motivation before the end of the preparation against Inter Milan next Saturday.
Game score: 5/10
We attended a decent game for a preparation game in the beautiful atmosphere of De Kuip. After a lively start to the game, the game became more exciting, but Lacazette’s incredible goal resulted in a pleasing highlight for OL. After a timeout on the way back from the locker room, it was Feyenoord that pressed the accelerator at the end of the game. A lot of guesswork on either side but it makes sense at this time period.
– Served by Henrique from 25 meters, Lacazette pivoted to face the goal and fired a missile from the right that bounced off the ground then off the post and Bijlow had no chance (0-1, 32nd) .
– On a corner hit by Paqueta, Mendes missed his header but it turned into a decisive pass for Reine-Adlade, who finished at close range (0-2, 45th).
The Lyonnais notes
Maxifoot assigns a score (out of 10) to each player’s comments.
Man of the match: Thiago Mendes (7/10)
Expanded to be seen occupying the position of central defender over time, the Brazilian proved his leaders right in this match. After some delicacies without results at the start of the game, the Lyonnais put on the costume of the boss with tenacity in duels and decisive interventions in several hot balls to allow OL to maintain their advantage when the opponent pushes at the end. . Strong and involuntary decisive passer as a bonus.
Anthony Lopes (6.5) : barely worried for 70 minutes, the OL captain had good outings, then he responded with two decisive saves at the end against Danilo then Jahanbakhsh.
Malo Gusto (6.5) : the right side pierced the screen in the first stage. Serious defensive, Gone made his speech speed to catch up in some hot battles, but above all he was able to release the offensive horses by systematically getting the best of Pedersen to outflank. Beaten twice by Bijlow, the Lyonnais tried hard and showed impressive activity, before being reasonably slow when he returned from the locker room. Tired, he made several mistakes in the final recovery.
Thiago Mendes (7) : read the comment above.
Castello Lukeba (6) : Seriously, the central defender makes a clean and scarless copy. In minutes, Gone left the costume of boss Mendes, who multiplied the rescue interventions and somewhat stole the show.
Henry (5) : without demerit, the left side shows again its limitations, primarily offensive, and a reminder that it is difficult to aspire to more than a status of lining up Tagliafico, in today’s standards. A performance despite everything that was right in defense, decorated with a pass for Lacazette in his goal.
John Lepenant (5) : the young rookie lived a very complicated first quarter of an hour where he was challenged in duels and sometimes hesitated to step. The defector from Caen was more successful in pulling his pin from the game after and he showed good passing qualities, before he was beaten again at the end. But this is how he learns.
Jeff Reine-Adlade (6.5) : lining up in an unexpected position in central midfield, the former Niois was pleasantly surprised and showed a great amount of play. Available, and hard to press, Gone also emphasizes his technical qualities on the ball. He was rewarded with a goal from a corner before the break.
head (6) : preferred Faivre, the winger has no effort. On the right side, but not only because he did not hesitate to explore the land to its full extent. It’s a shame the Brazilian lacks vision and precision in the final move. Replace the 71st minute with Sekou Lega (no no).
Lucas Paqueta (4.5) : mixed game for the attacking midfielder. In defense, the Brazilian made significant and appreciable efforts. But he rarely allows his passing quality to be appreciated, as in this opening for Toko-Ekambi, when this is the register in which he is most expected. Nervous, perhaps because of his uncertain future, the former Milanese made a dangerous tackle on Dilrosun when he returned from the locker room. A move that would earn him an official game ejection.
Karl Toko-Ekambi (6) : as always very determined, the Cameroonian winger made several changes at the start of the game on the left side, but he failed to catch the target. Le Gone was then described as less than positive with his inaccuracies in the area, especially with a big chance at 2-0 that he missed just before the break. Replace the 89th minute with Noam Bonnet (no no).
Alexandre Lacazette (7) : his beautiful goal unblocked the situation and put OL on the right track. In the game, however, the center forward is not an easy game. Well picked up by the opposition defence, the former Gunner had to content himself with playing the deflection, which he did with intelligence. He also has many voices.
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Feyenoord 0-2 Olympique Lyonnais (half time: 0-2) – Friendly match
Objectives: Lacazette (32nd), Reine-Adelade (45th) for LYON.
Warnings : Paqueta (52nd) for Lyon.
LYONS: Lopes (c) – Gusto, Lukeba, Mendes, Henrique – Lepenant, Reine-Adlade – Tet (73rd in Lega), Paqueta, Toko Ekambi (89th in Bonnet) – Lacazette.
Feyenoord: Bijlow – Benita (Kleijn, 63rd), Geertruida (Valk, 72nd), Senesi (Hartman, 62nd), Pedersen (Hall, 46th) – Aursnes (Dermane, 72nd), Kkc (Taabouni , 46th) – Walemark (Boetius, 63rd) , Toornstra (c)(Naujoks, 62nd), Dilrosun (Jahanbakhsh, 63rd) – Danilo (Bassett, 72nd).
VIDEO: the incredible Lacazette missile
Lacazette’s inspiration changed everything (0-1, 62nd).
Thiago Mendes makes a good copy in central defence.
Unlike Feyenoord, Lyon made only two changes.
Lopes made two decisive saves in the end.