In a match that was largely within their reach, OL dipped in the second half and fell to a first defeat of the season. The evening was also marked by injuries to Lacazette and Fekir.
. HIGHLIGHTS .
OL had a nightmare evening at the Stade Gaston-Gérard. However, in a first half they largely dominated, the Lyonnais twice took the lead as Corentin Tolisso and Alexandre Lacazette struck. But, unlike in the first two matches of the season, Anthony Lopes couldn't keep a clean sheet and Lyon were twice pegged back, first by Sammaritano's spot-kick and then a header from Tavares. And things didn't get any better in the second half as OL struggled to get a foothold and their defence opened up and allowed substitutes Bahamboula and Lees Melou to score. OL tasted defeat for the first time this season and have taken six points from a possible nine for the month of August.
. THE TURNING POINT .
Alex Lacazette scores - but then gets injured
In the 37th minute, everything seemed set to go in favour of OL and man of the moment Alex Lacazette. After Lacazette's sixth goal in just the third match of the campaign (a record equalled by Djibril Cissé in 2001-2002) - his 98th for the club in all competitions - OL were back in front and seemed set for a third consecutive win. Unfortunately, three minutes later, the OL hit-man hobbled off with a knee injury sustained in a challenge with Cédric Varrault, and we know how the match ended up…
. THE STAT .
. TEAMSHEET .Stade Gaston-Gérard, Dijon: DFCO 4-2 OL (2-2)
Referee: Johan Hamel. Attendance: 10,000.
Goals: Tolisso (20’) and Lacazette (37’) for OL; Sammaritano (22’, pen.), Diony (45’ + 1), Bahamboula (73’) and Lees Melou (88’) for DFCO.
Yellow cards: Nkoulou (21’) and Gonalons (74’) for OL; Amalfitano (45’) and Balmont (55’) for Dijon.
Dijon FCO: Reynet - Chafik, Varrault (cap.), Abdelhamid, Rüfli - Marié, Balmont, Sammaritano (Bahamboula, 55’)- Amalfitano, Tavares (Gastien, 75’), Diony (Lees Melou, 62’). Coach: O. Dall'Oglio.
OL : Lopes - Rafael, Yanga-Mbiwa, Nkoulou, Rybus (Ferri, 68’) - Gonalons (cap.), Darder, Tolisso, - Cornet, Lacazette (Valbuena, 45’), Fekir (Grenier,77’). Entr. B. Genesio.