A badly began race for Europe, Olympique Lyonnais secured a second day with no win by drawing 0-0 with Nantes on Wednesday.
9 years later, Lovren reunited with OL!
Nonetheless equally inconsistent, Olympique Lyonnais didn’t persuade skeptics after a usually disappointing (0-0) recreation on Wednesday in Nantes to mark Ligue 1 day 18.
Nonetheless Eighth-placed, Rhone will wrestle to get again into the race for Europe whereas Antoine Kombouar’s facet, provisionally 14th, verify a quite encouraging interval.
Lyon dominates… for no motive
The sport began promisingly with a free-kick from Mendes who was about to die atop the bar from Lafont, adopted by an enormous scenario for Mohamed who missed from shut vary! Solely then, after making lots of strikes originally of the sport, OL step by step fell into sterile possession. With their mid-three and no Cherka again on the bench, the Gones lacked creativeness and confirmed too sloppy a face.
L’OL is shaking!
After a extra difficult interval, the Canaries took the chance to get out of their penalty space earlier than the break and confirmed they had been harder, however Sissoko misplaced the duel to Lopes whereas Blas was countered to the acute by rookie Lovren. Goalkeeper Rhone, out of the blue in excessive demand, saved the furnishings after a close-up headbutt from Guessand. Severe warmth strokes on the OL gate!
Cherki is urgent, however…
Then the tempo slowed down once more after coming back from the dressing room and we needed to wait till the appointed time to lastly see Laurent Blanc’s males assault from the penalty space by means of Toko-Ekambi, who didn’t intervene with Lafont. Below the momentum of the contributors, Lyonnai lastly attacked within the final quarter of an hour, however Cherki stumbled over Lafont earlier than being countered by Castelletto. Regardless of this late awakening in opposition to a really defensive opponent within the second half, The Gones could not have hoped for extra given the face proven…
Match Ranking: 4.5/10
The start of the match turned out to be fairly rhythmic and ultimately of the match a little bit of momentum, however general the match lacked depth. For a very long time, OL tried to point out greater than sterile ball possession, whereas Nantes, after an encouraging first act, turned out to be increasingly more defensive. Regardless of the well-stocked stands, the ambiance of La Beaujoire was felt.
COMMENTS OF PLAYERS
Maxifoot assigned a rating (out of 10) to every participant’s feedback.
Man of the Match: Anthony Lopes (7/10)
The OL goalkeeper, as is usually the case, stood out at half-time, shocked by the expression offered by his staff. With 5 saves below his belt, together with two decisive ones earlier than the break within the duel with Sissoko, then Guess’s header and shut vary, the Portuguese might afford it.
Alban Lafont (6.5): Goalkeeper saved from going over the crossbar and lengthy sudden, the goalkeeper responds to Lacazette’s daring shot after the break, particularly in opposition to Cherki late within the recreation. 6 stops in complete.
Fabien Centonze (5.5): a critical match on the fitting facet, which made an attention-grabbing variety of runs and made it troublesome for Lyonnais to construct.
Jean-Charles Castelletto (7): The centre-back acted like a boss on this half, with authoritative saves within the penalty space that allowed him to fend off hazard on a number of events, reminiscent of Cherka’s late-time counterattack.
Andrei Girotto (6): Again at heart again in Pallois’ absence, the Brazilian made a number of minor errors early within the recreation however then rapidly corrected his shot and made the fitting saves.
Quentin Merlin (5): Strong in his lane in opposition to an uninspired Tet, the left facet injured their adductors on a innocent move again from the locker room. Convert 50 minutes to Charles Traor (4.5)particularly his benefit throughout the extra difficult second act for the Canaries.
Moussa Sissoko (6): A really encouraging recreation for the midfielder, producing good interceptions and several other counter-attacks. The Habs have a aim ball on the tip of their foot earlier than the break however stumble over Lopes.
Chirivella (5): As at all times, the midfielder let his glorious imaginative and prescient of the sport be admired, however typically he discovered it tougher to make too many badly dosed passes, even when Sissoko fired effectively on his huge likelihood. Change the 83rd minute to Bastien Corchia (unknown).
Evann Guessand (5.5): Positioned on the fitting wing, the ahead has good things. With out complexes, the previous Niois finds himself in good pictures a number of instances, the picture of his cross for Mohamed and his head was saved by Lopes. Change the 68th minute to Ignacy Ganago (no, no).
Ludovic Blas (6): The Nantes attacking midfielder gave his all in urgent and was a relentless poison for Lyonnais. Taken again in an excessive scenario earlier than the break, he then miraculously hits a nook to say Guessand’s head.
Moses Simon (4): not a simple match for the left winger, who spared no effort, particularly in defence, however Kumbedi masked him completely and the Nigerian was countered on his transfers. Change the 83rd minute to Lohan Doucet (no, no).
Mostafa Mohamed (4): Capturing from above within the good place, the mid-forward squandered a golden alternative and was out of ammo afterwards. The Egyptian’s defensive efforts aren’t sufficient to save lots of his recreation. Change the 68th minute to Marcus Coco (no no).
Anthony Lopes (7): see remark above.
Sal Kumbedi (6,5): Gusto nonetheless too honest, the fitting secured a fourth time period and confirmed its good disposition. Regardless of a consumer as troubled as Simon, Gone managed the Nigerian effectively and curbed his excesses. Accessible offensively.
Dejan Lovren (6.5): Already established, the rookie represents one of many night’s uncommon satisfactions. Like his positioning to hinder Sissoko’s conflict with Lopes, and particularly his return to Blas earlier than half-time, the centre-back was already behaving like a boss. The Croatian nonetheless had a number of minor surprised moments, like a badly hit ball in the midst of the penalty space within the second interval.
Castello Lukeba (4.5): Usually OL’s most constant heart again in latest months, The Gone could have unknowingly loosened up because of the seasoned Lovren’s tenure. Even so, Lyonnais did not turn into significantly sharp and was caught on Sissoko’s huge likelihood.
Nicols Tagliafico (5): Established for the primary time since coming back from the World Cup, the left facet appeared to haven’t any rhythm. Within the first interval, the Argentine was too shut, however then tightened the screw with some good saves and a barely extra offensive presence.
Maxence Caqueret (4): regardless of some good inspiration throughout the OL climax early within the match, the midfielder symbolized Les Gones’ overly chaotic play. He’s in a position and should contribute rather more to the development. Convert the eighty fifth minute to Jeff Reine-Adelaide (no no).
Thiago Mendes (6): passable function for the Brazilian who began as a low level in midfield. His defensive turns had been good and he tried to interrupt traces on runs with the ball. He finds the crossbar on a free kick early within the match.
Johann Lepenant (4): Regardless of his exercise, the midfielder did not weigh sufficient in midfield. Le Gone lacked energy and inspiration in his departure. Change the 69th minute to Corentin Tolisso (no).
Tet (3): very current within the relay originally of the match, the winger had too little affect and appeared to die out throughout the match. Simulation warning. Change the 69th minute to Ryan Cherki (no no)which woke up OL’s assault and secured two necessary possibilities, but additionally misplaced a harmful ball.
Alexandre Lacazette (4.5): Other than a long-range shot that attempted to shock Lafont on the best way again from the locker room and a controversial end-to-end contact within the opponent’s field, the OL captain did not present a lot and even his makes an attempt to concede appear profitable.
Karl Toko Ekambi (4): Beneficiant as ever, the winger has been preventing lots and has been behind a number of strikes at Lyon, most notably by means of his mixture with Kumbedi on the opposite facet. Nevertheless, the Cameroonian lacked that kick to make the distinction, and his shot contained in the field did not have the power to fret Lafont within the hour of play.
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NANTES 0-0 LYON (mi-tps: 0-0) – FRANCE – Ligue 1 / 18 day
Stadium: Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes – Referee: Marc Bollengier, France
Lyonnais Kumbedi made an enormous impression once more.
Blas and Nantes had all of it earlier than the break.
Merlin left with an harm after coming back from the locker room.