More comfortable on the pitch than in the water, Bayo offers a first LOSC friendly success against Cadiz

For their last friendly match under the sun in Marbella, LOSC saw themselves against Cadiz CF and offered themselves a final victory, (0-1). The best way for the Mastiffs to end their training camp in Spain.

To end his preparation period in Marbella, Paulo Fonseca lined up a team made up of presumed starters. An eleven that was able to fly the first automatisms made within a few weeks. Launched from the start with a strong pace, the Mastiffs dominated the first thirty minutes of this game. LOSC quickly applies high and effective pressure. Cornered, the opposing defense was quickly exhausted and continued to lose balls in its own half of the field. Many long recoveries that allowed Lille to create many clear chances. Absorbed by the axis of attacks in the north, Cadiz’s defense has been flailing at the sides for a long time, after the great rise of a passionate Akim Zedadka. It was a tough first period to measure up for the former Clermont who was nowhere near being handled fairly. Defensively, the side was caught in the only Spanish attacks. However, his climbs offered a corner to LOSC that ended with Mohamed Bayo’s opening score, (20′). For his first goal in northern colours, the striker received a header from José Fonte at the far post. At close range, he did it twice, taking advantage of a defensive scramble to fool the opposing goalkeeper. A success that rewarded the good start of Paulo Fonseca’s men. In the midfield, young Baleba shines as the defense comes out clean with every ball. After thirty minutes of fast pace, the Mastiffs slowed down and conceded a great chance that was saved by Léo Jardim (32′). The Brazilian was decisive on one of the opposing occasions and allowed his team to return to the locker room with a small lead (0-1).

From the start of the second period, the players of Cadiz CF showed a completely different face with renewed aggressiveness. A new impetus that immediately caused our Mastiffs to tremble. Saved by an opposing player, who against his teammate’s attempt seemed to be able to squeeze into the back of the net, the Lille defense could breathe. More aggressive, they did not hesitate to offer a real physical fight to Lille trying to answer it properly. A certain effect that forces the referee to crack several times. Within minutes, and following the changes made by the Spanish team, LOSC regained the advantage. A reverse trend symbolized by a new trial by Mohamed Bayo. Receiving a daring pass from Yusuf Yazici, the Guinean missed his face to face, (60′). Very interesting on the offensive kicks, the Mastiffs are not so much on the defensive side where the danger is always present. The minutes passed and the intensity of the meeting decreased. The entrants of the Lille side offered several riots that did not make a difference. In the final minutes, Léo Jardim stopped a good Spanish attack by winning his face-off. Helped a lot by his defense who reacted in a split second, the Brazilian kept his clean sheet. Finally, with a last flash from Zhegrova, Weah found himself alone in the area but sent his shot into the clouds, (93′). A great opportunity leading up to the final whistle. A promising success (0-1) that only heralds good things for the future. A first framework, a game of wings and the first throwing patterns can be observed. Paulo Fonseca’s foot can be seen and we will be happy to see him again on August 7, against AJ Auxerre, on the first day of Ligue 1.

Cadiz CF 0-1 LOSC

3rd friendly meeting in Marbella – Saturday July 29 – 7 pm

Goals : Bayo (20′) for LOSC
Warnings : André (65′) and Fonte (88′) for LOSC, Perez (65′), Momo (72′), Alarcon (80′) for Cadiz CF

LOSC : Jardim – Djalo (Yoro 67′), Alexsandro, Fonte, Zedadka – André, Baleba (Burlet 93′), Gomes (Yazici 48′) – Bamba (Weah 71′), David, Bayo (Zhegrova 71′)
Coach : Paulo Fonseca

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