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Match analysis from our OLTV consultant

Published on the 19 November 2012 à 08:00 by RB

After every OL match, Maxence Flachez gives his post-match analysis in the OLTV bus...

"It's great to get another three points at home... OL played a responsible match against a side who didn't shine too much. OL didn't hesitate. Stade de Reims were the side playing the weaker football at Gerland. OL weren't faced with a formidable opponent tonight. Will OL finish the evening still in top spot? That would be the icing on the cake, but we'll see. OL is in a good rhythm, averaging two points per match. OL will have to play against some direct rivals, but I'm not worried about that. We can calmly take whatever comes..."

"Stade de Reims came here to defend... OL's real strength was to remain patient and then score just before the break. The turning point? When Reims had a scoring chance but Diego fired his volley wide with the scores at 0-0. That could have changed the face of the match."

"OL's first goal? It was the second-most influential moment in the match, when OL scored just before the break. Réveillère pushed right forward and did incredibly well... it was an own-goal, but one that OL forced. We saw how overjoyed the lads were after this goal - it was the reward for an impressive collective effort. The second goal? 'Bafé' finshed the move off well after Réveillère and Malbranque combined nicely."

"OL kept a clean sheet tonight, which is great for the confidence. But it's equally important that we also scored goals..."

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