The options to see Lyon again in the Champions League are gaining strength. Peter Bosz’s team forgot the 2-0 they conceded against Monaco last day and repeated the result, but in favor, against Nice. The ‘eagles’ mark access to the preliminary phase in third place, from which OL is now separated by five points although it is currently out of the European zone.
lops; Dubois, Mendes, Lukeba, Emerson (Henrique, 90′); Caqueret, Ndombele (Diomandé, 90′); Faivre, Paquetá, Ekambi (Kadewere, 74′); and Dembele (Aouar, 73′).
Benitez; Daniliuc (Lotomba, 64′), Todibo, Dante, Bard; Kluivert (Claude-Maurice, 74′), Lemina (Rosario, 59′), Schneiderlin, Thuram (Guessand, 65′); Delort and Gouiri (Brahimi, 59′).
1-0 M. 8 Dembele. 2-0 M. 52 Ekambi.
Benoit Millot. TA: Todibo (50′).
OL Park. Some 30,000 spectators.
The start of the game was moved. A handball from Justin Kluivert was a controversial penalty that Benitez saved but Paquetá caught on the rebound. Both broke the rule by overtaking. It was repeated and this time Dembélé did not fail.
Lyon was better in general lines, which at the edge of the break saw how Gouiri took a shot from Mendes under the sticks. After the break, Ekambi doubled the lead and left Nice’s goal of scratching something out of Parc OL uphill.
In fact, it was Kadewere the one who was closest to the goal in a counter that he forgave in front of Benitez. Invigorating win for Lyon, while those of Christophe Galtier put the brakes on after the rout (4-1) against Marseille last date.