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What can be taken from the match at the Vélodrome?

Published on the 20 December 2010 à 15:10 by R.B

OL brought back a good point from Marseille and continue their unbeaten run, taking it to 11 matches… OL have undoubtedlt stepped up a level over the last few matches… Match retour…

By listening to the speeches of Didier Deschamps and Claude Puel, you would have to say that football is not an exact science. Each coach saying his team deserved "a little" to win. Finally, this draw seems a rather logical result even if we regret that Lyon once again conceded an avoidable goal, OL who have always conceded at least one goal away from home this season in nine league matches and 3 Champions League games. A logical draw if we take into account the absentees in each camp and the few shared opportunities to increase the scoreboard, even if Lyon could have "killed off" the match by scoring a second goal.

This point from the draw is certainly better business in the short term for OL than for OM, even if OL have dropped off the podium while they could have taken top spot. This point is also synonymous of a conserved invincibility. 11 games in a row without losing, having taken 25 points out of a possible 33, it inspires respect, knowing when you know the situation of the seven-time French champions on the evening of Week 7. The match against Marseille is a reflection of what OL have proposed for several weeks: solid collectively without yet reaching... again ... the good, the irresistible.

Solid like the young Lovren who is taking more and more place in this OL defence. Solid like "the untouchable Makoun" constantly working whatever the position, whether it be defensive midfielder (TFC) or higher up the pitch (OM). Solid but also decisive, and brilliant like Lisandro capable of making a feast from crumbs! 2 Shots on target for one goal. Goals that have been racking up since his return to form. The Argentinean scored his 10th goal of the season at the Stade Vélodrome, he had scored 14 in the first part of the 2009-2010 season while playing more (21 games against 16 before Auxerre).

With just 90 minutes to go before the Christmas holidays, OL have undoubtedly taken a step in a promising direction for the rest of the year 2010-2011. And regarding the championship, in general, we really feel that everything is there to be done, the situation being so tight and that OL obviously are still in with a good chance for the title especially if everyone reaches their peak.

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