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OL dig deep

Published on the 17 July 2013 à 04:20 by RB

For their second preseason friendly match, OL locked horns with the Thierry Henry's New York Red Bulls and battled out a 2-2 draw...

OL emerge with a deserved 2-2 draw that could have even been a win with a little slice of luck... a good warm-up match!

86': Mvuemba's free-kick hits the crossbar! OL are in control, even if Lopes has to be alert to stop New York on the counter...

81': the speed and audacity of N'Jie and Fékir are causing problems for the Red Bull defence...

77': Lacazette, playing up front since Lisandro went off, sees his header saved...

74': N'Jie breaks away and sets up Gourcuff for the equaliser.

62': Zeffane crosses for Lacazette who hits the post! OL are right back in the game, attacking mostly down the right.

60': Sam breaks away and crosses for Akpan who scores a fantastic goal.

59': brilliant control and shot from Lacazette, saved and the rebound flies wide...

50': Zeffane saves his side.

Changes for both sides with notably the introduction of Fekir, Zeffane and Gourcuff for OL...

Half-time: Olympique Lyonnais enjoyed the better start before the Red Bulls came back into it. A mix of good and less good from OL as it ends 1-1 at the break...

32': a quickly-taken free-kick ends with McCarthy scoring. OL have lost their way a little here...

28': The Red Bulls are coming back into here. Lopes needed to claim a corner...

17': Steele wastes a great chance.

12': a first shot from the Red Bulls saved by Lopes. As for Miguel Lopes on debut he is defending well and getting forward.

5': from a Grenier cross, Danic sees his header somehow saved by Robles. OL are on top early...

3': a good team move involving Miguel Lopes, Lacazette, Grenier and Danic ends in an own-goal...

1': Lisandro sees his effort from Grenier's pass ruled out for off side...

With the exception of OL debutante Miguel Lopes, it's the same starting XI as the one that started in Poland last Wednesday. Perhaps it's a sign of things to come, without forgetting the return of Samuel Umtiti to training this Friday? For the Red Bulls, Thierry Henry is not on the teamsheet...


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Red Bull Arena; 5 000 spectators (approx.)
Referee: Jose Carlos Rivero. Red Bulls 2-2 OL (H-T 1-1)

OL: Lopes - Lopes (Zeffane 46'), Bisevac (B. Koné 75'), Fofana, Dabo (Ferri 67') - Gonalons (cap) (Mvuemba 75'), Malbranque (Gourcuff 46'), Grenier (Bahlouli 79') - Lacazette (Briand 79'), Lisandro (N'Jie 67'), Danic (Fekir 46'). Coach: Garde.

Red Bulls: Robles - Olave, Holgersson, Kimura, Sam, McCarty, Cahill (cap), Steele, Bustamente, Espindola, Luyindula. Coach: Petke.

Goals: for OL: own goal (3'), Gourcuff (74'); for Red Bulls, McCarthy (31'), Akpan (60')

Bookings: for OL: Gonalons (33'),Dabo (54'); for Red Bulls: Cahill (39'), Sam (54')

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Watch a replay of the match, this Thursday at 17:00 CET on OLTV

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