Lyon have pocketed a clear victory at the Velodrome.
36TH Day L1
The Olympico has delivered a clear victory for Lyon on the lawn of Marseille on Sunday evening. The OL takes the opportunity to reinforce its place on the podium while the residents of the Velodrome, definitely dropped in the race to Europe, go live a the end of the season dull.
League 1 – 36th day
Olympique de Marseille – Olympique Lyonnais : 0-3 (0-1)
Goals : Cornet (25th and 86th), and M. Dembélé (84′) for OL.
THE FACT OF THE MATCH
Under the impetus of a good reading of Florian Thauvin on the bench at kick-off and launched at half-time in place of Radonjic, the OM is very well started its second half-time before sinking into at the end of the match. Led 0-1 at the break, Marseille have lot tried to quickly return to the score. Mario Balotelli, rather disappointing on the whole, has lacked efficiency to conclude the two actions initiated by Thauvin (48th and 49th), Luiz Gustavo has seen Ndombele deflect his volley against the post from Anthony Lopes (58th), and then the keeper Lyon was repulsed in quick two attempts Ocampos and Sakai (61st). The offensive of the OM then fizzled out and his hopes are drastically reduced with the expulsion of Caleta-Car, for a fault on Terrier in a position of last defender (67th).
0-1 (25th) : following a release of the head of Caleta-Car, Houssen Aouar tries a shot with the outside of the surface, which arrives at the feet of Maxwel Cornet. The attacker Lyonnais will involuntarily the ball in its race, resists the load of Kamara and just shoot them Mandanda, right, to six metres. The OL opens the score !
0-2 (84th) : on the left side, Aouar plays Lopez and finds Tanguy Ndombele in the axis, to thirty meters. The former Amiénois, one-touch, passes to Moussa Dembélé, a subtle heeling, which allows the attacker Lyonnais is present in one-on-one with Luiz Gustavo, slightly off-center on the left. Its coupling hook-hits is unstoppable and Mandanda bows for the second time of the evening.
0-3 (86th) : Houssen Aouar, him again, intercepts a pass from Kamara, and launches directly Maxwel Cornet. The left-hander is present alone in front of Mandanda and does not lack his or her face-to-face with the doorman Player, that he deceives by opening his strong foot.
The MAN OF the MATCH
Maxwel Cornet : this was two years ago that he had not offered the one-two in League 1. Beyond his two goals, the former Messin a lot weighed on the defence of marseille (14 duels played), has served its partners (2 passes before a shot) and would have even been able to make the break earlier, if Amavi was not saved on his line its recovery in the second post, following a good centre Ferland Mendy.
OM : Mandanda (3) – Sakai (5), Kamara (2), Caleta-Car (5), Amavi (5) – M. Lopez (5), Strootman (6), L. Gustavo (5) – Radonjic (4) and Thauvin (6), Balotelli (4), Ocampos (5).
OL : A. Lopes (7) – Dubois (6), Marcelo (5), Morel (6), F. Mendy (5) – Ndombele (7), Aouar (7) Horn (8), Fekir (3), Terrier (6) – M. Depay (5).
It’s official, the OM will not return to Europe next season. Sixth with seven points behind Saint-Etienne (4th), the club the player is going to play the last two games without issues, to Toulouse, and then against Montpellier. Banned for the second time in a Olympico (he had already been in the game to go), Duje Caleta-Car will miss the first of them.