Dj qualified for the round of 16, Olympique Lyonnais easily won Brndby (1-3) this Thursday, during the 5th day of the group stage of the Europa League. The Rhone club achieved a full success with this fifth success in as many outings.
Slimani scored OL’s third goal.
Olympique Lyonnais is untouchable in Group A of the Europa League. Dj qualified and assured of finishing first place, synonymous with qualifying for the round of 16, the Rhone club has enchanted with a fifth success in as many outings Brndby (1-3) on Thursday.
Despite a very largely changed starting eleven, the Gones, rather asleep in the first period, accelerated to the return of the locker room to mark the spirits a little more in this competition where they are clearly part of the serious contenders for the coronation.
A small first period
In a beautiful Brndby atmosphere, the Lyonnais quickly mastered the ball. Nevertheless, the large turnover operated by Peter Bosz as well as the non-existent stake unconsciously pushed the Gones not to press on the accelerator. Apart from Cherki, restless but often individualistic, the Lyonnais were hardly dangerous.
Over the minutes, more and more boredom set in. Only the supporters present in the Danish enclosure answered present since on the lawn, the 22 actors offered almost nothing. However, it took a good reflex from Gusto to prevent Greve from adjusting Lopes while Kadewere was completely out after a good stint with Dembl.
Lyon and Cherki get angry
By dint of proposing nothing, Lyon was punished. On a cross from Bruus, Uhre threw himself at the far post to open the scoring from the back after an average intervention from Lopes (1-0, 51st). A short-lived joy. After a huge stop from Hermansen in front of Slimani, Cherki nabbed the ball in the feet of Riveros to equalize a shot wrapped close range (1-1, 57 ‘). A second, then a third European goal for the young Gone, who mystified his vis – vis a magnificent hook behind the supporting leg to afford a double with a tense shot (1-2, 66th).
The second goal scored, Peter Bosz decided to launch his usual holders since Guimaraes, Caqueret, Toko Ekambi and Paqueta simultaneously came into play. The last one took only a few moments to offer a perfect cross Slimani, scorer with an angry head (1- 3, 76e). Very clearly above with an eleven much closer to the typical team, OL sped very quietly towards a fifth victory in as many outings in the competition. You will have to be very strong to get these Gones out!
The score of the match: 5.5 / 10
A very average first half, a much more lively second act. If the match was technically poor overall for an hour with a slow pace, Cherki was cleared to give happiness to the Lyonnais. On the other hand, the Danish public answered present with a very nice atmosphere during 90 minutes.
The goals :
– Dembl completely misses his fold and his pass, offering the ball Bruus. The right piston centers flush with the ground towards Uhre, who at the far post, throws himself to deceive Lopes from the back after a bad intervention of this one (1-0, 51st).
– Following a good stop by Hermansen on a resumption of flight by Slimani, the ball reaches the feet of Riveros. The Paraguayan, overconfident, dribbles in the area but is caught by Cherki, who adjusts the Danish goalkeeper with a shot wraps point blank (1-1, 57th).
– Thrown on the right side by Gusto, Cherki resists Mensah’s return to infiltrate the area. The young Gone gets rid of his screw – screw of a magnificent hook behind the supporting leg before adjusting Hermansen with a tight shot low to the ground at the near post (1-2, 66 ‘).
– After a stint with Toko Ekambi, Paqueta crosses at the far post for Slimani. The Algerian striker uses his power to gain the upper hand on Mensah and place an unstoppable head at close range (1-3, 76th).
Maxifoot has awarded a score (out of 10) comments on each player.
Man of the match: Mathis Ryan Cherki (7.5 / 10)
The only Lyonnais to have been restless from start to finish. Despite everything, he showed individualism in certain phases by wasting a lot of time with his charms. Faults hidden in the second half, when he scored two goals to turn things around, including a superb achievement following a devastating dribble on his supporting leg. He has shown that he really has gold in his feet.
Anthony Lopes (4): the Portuguese goalkeeper spent a quiet first period. On the other hand, he misses completely on Uhre’s goal with a hand that is not firm to catch the ball. An action which necessarily spoils his performance since he had nothing to do next.
Malo Gusto (6): stirring at the start of the match, the right side was slightly colored until the break. However, he distinguished himself with a superb rescue in front of Gerve at the end of the first period to prevent the Danish opening scoring. When he returned from the locker room, he was not irreproachable in his withdrawal from Uhre’s goal but was the origin of Cherki’s second achievement thanks to a nice opening. Replace the 87th minute with Hugo Vogel (non not), who played his first minutes with the professionals.
Damien Da Silva (6): solid match for the central defender through Rennes. Little used, he was good in his interventions and interesting on his openings forward. Good for confidence.
Castello Lukeba (5.5): good and bad. The young central defender was quite solid in the duels. It was a little more complicated on his raises, which were rather rough.
Henrique (4): the left side has not yet reached the level for team one. He often got into trouble on his own despite the Danish offensive weakness. In front, the Brazilian has nothing to contribute. He needs to do a lot better to be part of the future rotation.
Mathis Ryan Cherki (7.5): read comment above.
Thiago Mendes (4): a small copy for the Brazilian midfielder. In the absence of the usual holders, the former Lille has never taken the leadership in this match to guide his young partners. A performance fails for him. Replace 74th minute with Bruno Guimaraes (non not).
Habib Keita (4.5): disappointing. The young midfielder has never given the impression of wanting to stand out to score points. He played a lot behind and to the side without trying to break the lines. Replace 74th minute with Maxence Caqueret (non not).
Tino Kadewere (3): the Zimbabwean striker is at the bottom of the hole. Absolutely catastrophic, the former Havre has any rat, the image of his strike completely unscrewed at the end of the first period. An evening to forget. Replace 74th minute with Karl Toko Ekambi (non not).
Moussa Dembele (4): the Lyon captain is clearly not in good shape, and it has been seen. The proof with his lack of lucidity on a withdrawal at the start of the second period which scores a goal for OL. We will have to wait before seeing it to its best level again. Replace 74th minute with Lucas Paqueta (non not), decisive passer for Slimani.
Islam Slimani (6.5): the Algerian striker answered now. Without being exceptional, he was very useful in the construction of the game by unhooking to free up space for his offensive partners. Close to equalizing with a nice half-flight, it definitively closed the debates with an angry head on a center of Paqueta.
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BRONDBY 1-3 LYON (mi-tps: 0-0) – EUROPA LEAGUE – Group A (OL) / 5th day
Stade : Brndby Stadium, Copenhagen – Arbitre : Georgi Kabakov, Bulgaria
Buts : M. Uhre (51st) for BRONDBY – M. Cherki (57th) M. Cherki (66th) I. Slimani (76th) for LYON
VIDEO: Cherki’s superb second goal
The Lyonnais face the kop
Gusto did the job