After a very delicate first period, the Lyonnais cracked the Bretons with three goals scored in ten minutes (4-2).
By Gregor Brandy
The electroshock has almost worked. Four days after the dismissal of his coach, Antoine Kombouaré, Guingamp has yet bowed again this Saturday afternoon. The Bretons, red lantern, were beaten by Lyon 4 to 2.
Yet the men Sylvain Didot and Vincent Rautureau (who were acting before the arrival of Jocelyn Gourvennec) had started the match perfectly, despite the injury of their midfielder, Lucas Deaux, after ten minutes. This fact of play did not however affect the Breton desire in this meeting. More sharp, more dominating, they were rewarded by a superb recovery of the head of Marcus Thuram lodged in the skylight of Anthony Lopes (1-0, 21st).
The Breton striker, absent from the field for nearly a month due to suspension, scored his fourth goal and set a new personal best over a season. Above all, he proved his importance in the attack Guingampaise since he is the author of half of the goals of his club, this season.
While waiting for a response from Lyon, Guingamp continued to push. But the center of Pedro Rebocho, then a shot by Jordan Ikoko did not allow the Bretons to double the stake. With one goal in advance at the break, they had not taken cover and would eventually pay for it.
The Memphis Depay show
After a first alert on a shot from Memphis Depay (53), then another Moussa Dembélé (60), it is finally Houssem Aouar, served by the Dutch, who put the two teams tied with a simple dish of foot (1-1, 62e).
The young nugget Lyon made the favor to the Dutch five minutes later, to allow the OL to take the advantage (2-1, 67th). Five minutes later, Depay continued his demonstration by sending a free-throw missile for 35 meters. His shot ended in Johnsson's skylight touching the crossbar before crossing the line. In just ten minutes, Lyon had come back and kill the match (3-1, 73rd).
That's what we thought. But with this Lyon, nothing is ever really frozen. Barely five minutes after the third goal, Jérémy Morel conceded a penalty for a foul. penalty converted by Marcus Thuram, who scored his double and raised his own (3-2, 79th). And while Guingamp began to believe it, Memphis Depay, still him, deposited a superb center in the race of Maxwell Cornet, who took the opportunity to give two goals ahead of his on his first ball of the match (4-2, 83rd ).
Champions League: OL in the wake of Memphis
With this new setback, Guingamp retains his red-hatting spot of the championship, with just seven points in thirteen days. Lyon side, the huge performance of Memphis Depay allows them to strengthen their fourth place and take two points in Lille, held in check Friday by Strasbourg (0-0).