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OL-PSG: Lyon surely deserved better against PSG... (1-2)

Published on the 27 November 2016 à 22:44 by SC

After a first half that saw them clearly dominated, Lyon went on to show another side of themselves and managed to pull one back. But a goal at the end of a Paris counter-attack sealed Lyon's first defeat in five matches in all competitions. A real shame...

. HIGHLIGHTS .

14'. Motta's header goes wide.

24'. Lucas misses a huge chance.

29'. Cavani converts the penalty for a foul on Motta. 0-1.

36'. Lucas's shot brushes the upright.

48'. Rafael's shot hits the post... Valbuena follows up with a left-footer. 1-1.

54'. Lacazette gets goal-side of Areola but narrowly misses.

81'. Cavani scores a header. 1-2.

88'. Tolisso's shot saved by Areola.


. SUMMARY.

Bruno Genesio's men stood up to the Parisian machine... for 45 minutes. Starting too cautiously in the first half, they were deprived of the ball by the Parisians who looked increasingly dangerous in Lopes' area. The punishment duly arrived: a foul on Motta resulted in a penalty that Cavani converted... before Lucas was centimetres away from doubling the lead over OL, who were unable to get close to the Paris goal.

It was a completely different Lyon side that left the change room, thanks in large part to the introductions of Fekir and Valbuena. With one of his first touches, the latter hit a sweet shot with his left foot to equalise. The balance of the match, one-sided up until this point, had definitely swung. In Lyon's next chance, it would not have taken much more for Lacazette to get past Areola. But after a sustained period of pressure on the Paris goal, PSG and Cavani capitalised on a counter-attack to retake the lead. Although Lyon pushed hard right to the end and produced a good effort from Tolisso... it was in vain. This defeat leaves OL in seventh position in Ligue 1, something of a setback given that ASM, Rennes and Bordeaux won and that Nice drew.


. THE TURNING POINT .

There was, however, a superb reaction...

We don't know what was said in the dressing room at the break, but Bruno Genesio obviously had the words to motivate his team after a lack-lustre first half. Jostled and deprived of the ball from the first minute right to the half-time whistle, the Lyon players were a completely different outfit in the second half. Switching to a 4-4-2 from a 4-3-3, OL saw their two substitutes give PSG some serious problems, notably from the goalscorer, Valbuena. But in a sustained period of second-half dominance from Lyon, PSG went on the counter from a poorly executed Lyon free-kick and stunned a trailing Lyon defence.


. THE STAT .

5

The good run is finally over. Lyon didn't manage to string a sixth successive win in all competitions together. The Parisian machine got in the way, even if Maxime Gonalons' teammates weren't far off getting at least a point. They hadn't lost since 22nd October when they went down 3-1 against Guingamp at the Parc OL. They have since won against Toulouse, Bastia, Lille, Zagreb and went and earned a draw away to Juventus in the Champions League. It was undoubtedly the best unbeaten run since the start of the season...

Expert Eye

Jérémy Berthod:

"There were clearly two halves in this match. A half in which we let PSG play, then, after heading back from the change room, the one with the tactical change and the improved players. We had a few chances to go ahead but were then counter-attacked after a free kick. I hope that this loss doesn't cause too much demoralisation because these Lyon players gave their all. There are also some positives, such as the introduction of Mathieu Valbuena, who offered a lot."
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. TEAMSHEET .

At the Parc OL in Décines.

L1 (Week 14): OL-PSG 1-2 (0-1)

Referee: Ruddy Buquet.

Attendance: 55,107.

Goals: Cavani (29', 81') for PSG. Valbuena (48') for OL.

Yellow cards: Ben Arfa (19'), Matuidi (43'), Motta (75'), Silva (85'), Verratti (89') for PSG. Ferri (45+1') for l'OL.

OL: Lopes - Rafael, Yanga-Mbiwa, Diakhaby, Morel - Gonalons (capt.), Ferri (Fekir, 46'), Tolisso - Rybus (Valbuena, 46'), Ghezzal (Tousart, 80'), Lacazette. Coach: B.Genesio.

PSG: Aerola - Aurier, Marquinhos, Silva (cap.), Maxwell - Motta, Verratti - Lucas (Krychowiak, 85'), Ben Arfa (Meunier, 65'), Matuidi - Cavani (Augustin, 90+3'). Coach: U.Emery.

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PSG-OL 4-1 : L’OL s’incline lourdement dans le Trophée des Champions
La marche était trop haute pour des Lyonnais qui ont été très vite dépassés par la vitesse parisienne, notamment lors d’une première période très compliquée.
Les temps forts
9’. But de Pastore sur un centre de Kurzawa 1-0.
14’. Reprise de volée de Lacazette sur le poteau.
19’. But de Lucas après un cafouillage devant la cage 2-0.
34’. But de Ben Arfa d’une demi-volée dans la lucarne 3-0.
54’. But de Kurzawa, seul face à Lopes 4-0.
87’. But de Tolisso de la tête après un centre de Jallet 4-1.
Résumé et enseignements
L’OL ne remportera pas son 8ème Trophée des Champions cette saison non plus. Après avoir subi la loi des Parisiens l’année précédente à Montréal, les Lyonnais ont été dépassés en ce début de saison 2016-17. Les premières minutes olympiennes étaient pourtant plein de promesses, dans la lignée des derniers matchs de préparation avec de la maitrise dans le jeu et quelques offensives intéressantes. Difficile à ce moment-là de s’imaginer que les Lyonnais allaient s’effondrer de cette façon. L’absence de la 9ème minute sanctionnée par le but de Pastore marquait le début du calvaire olympien… avec trois buts encaissés en première période.
Du mieux après l’heure de jeu avec plusieurs positions de frappe trouvées et une mainmise plus importante sur le ballon. Mais les coéquipiers de Pastore, intenable, avaient déjà fait le trou avec un quatrième but en début de seconde période. Le but de Tolisso n’y changera rien… le PSG décroche son 4ème Trophée des Champions de suite.
L’analyse du consultant : Jérémy Berthod
« On a pris une petite claque. Le PSG a largement maitrisé son sujet. On va avoir la tête dans le sac mais il faut vite se remobiliser. Il faut préparer le match de Nancy. La phase de préparation a été bonne. Il ne faut donc pas tout jeter et ne pas faire un drame de cette défaite même si ce score fait mal. »
Feuille de match
Au Worthersee Stadion de Klagenfurt. PSG-OL 4-1 (3-0)
Arbitre : Alexander Harkam.
Buts : Pastore (9’), Lucas (19’), Ben Arfa (34’), Kurzawa (54’) pour le PSG. Tolisso (87’) pour l’OL.
Avertissements : Yanga-Mbiwa (30’), Lacazette (36’) à l’OL.
PSG : Trapp – Aurier, David Luiz (Meunier, 76’), Kimpembe, Kurzawa (Maxwell, 76’) – Motta (cap.), Stambouli, Pastore – Lucas, Di Maria (Verratti, 67’), Ben Arfa. Entr : Unai Emery.
OL : Lopes – Rafael (Jallet, 65’), Yanga-Mbiwa, Nkoulou, Morel – Gonalons (cap.), Darder (Ferri, 76’), Tolisso – Fekir, Lacazette (Valbuena, 46’), Cornet. Entr : Bruno Genesio.
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