Olympique Lyonnais hosted RC Lens on Saturday October 30 at Groupama stadium, on behalf of the 12th day of Ligue 1. Overthrown by Nice on Sunday (3-2) after leading 2-0, OL this time proved character so as not to let his evening opponent return to the game.
The Lyonnais started this meeting perfectly by opening the scoring thanks to Toko Ekambi from the penalty spot. Houssem Aouar then allowed his team to return with a two-goal lead at half-time.
Upon returning from the locker room, Lens showed a better face. The Blood and Gold returned to the game following an exceptional combination concluded by Kalimuendo. The Lensois then pushed in the last half hour, without succeeding in deceiving a Lopes of great evenings, author of many important parades. Thanks to this success against the dolphin of PSG, the Lyonnais redeem themselves from the Nice episode of last Sunday, and temporarily climb to fifth place. The injuries of Jerome Boateng and Léo Dubois seem to be the only shadows on the table of the evening. Relive the highlights of the meeting.
The highlights of the meeting
12 ‘- Huge opportunity for Lens, Lyon double rescue! Clauss’s attempt was pushed back to his line by Jerome Boateng, before Kalimuendo’s header hit the bar, possibly deflected by Denayer.
23 ‘- Penalty for Olympique Lyonnais! After a good stint with Paqueta, Guimaraes is illegally tackled by Medina.
25 ‘- Toko Ekambi perfectly deceives Jean-Louis Leca! Lyon leads 1-0 after 25 minutes of play.
32 ‘- Goal refused to RC Lens! Frankowski’s attempt is boxed by Lopes: the ball comes back to Sotoca, whose shot strikes back on Clauss, who pushes the ball into the net. The Lensois piston was out of play.
41 ‘- Aouar widens the advantage in favor of Lyonnais! The Frenchman initially serves Toko Ekambi, whose strike is repelled by Leca. Aouar follows the action well and pushes the ball to the back of the net, with his head.
47 ‘- What an opportunity for RC Lens! Sensational stop by Lopes! Fofana’s cross is excellent towards the incoming Kakuta, whose first ball is masterfully saved by Lopes!
48 ‘- Anthony Lopes is hot, new big intervention! Kakuta shifts Said, who sees Lopes appear at his feet.
49 ‘- Paqueta stumbles on Leca, the second period starts very strong! The Brazilian’s dive is repelled by the hand of the Lensois goalkeeper.
61 ‘- The Lensois are back, Kalimuendo lobe Lopes! Superb movement between Kakuta and Kalimuendo: the recovery of the player loaned by Paris Saint-Germain comes up against his supporting foot. Lopes finds himself lobed, 2-1!
66 ‘- The Lyonnais are no longer there, Lopes still in demand! The Portuguese goalkeeper repels a dangerous attempt by Frankowski.
END OF THE MATCH – Anthony Lopes captures Kakuta’s ultimate cross, it’s over! Victory for Olympique Lyonnais after a very pleasant match to follow!
The technical sheet of this Lyon-Lens, by DSAS. © DSAS infographic
Man of the match
Anthony Lopes’ statistics during this Lyon-Lens, by DSAS. © DSAS infographic