Lyon rgale – Players’ brief and NOTES (OL 3-0 Brondby) – Football

Very largely domineering, Olympique Lyonnais logically beat Brondby (3-0), this Thursday, during the second day of the group stage of the Europa League. A success that allows the Rhone club to take the lead in group A.

Toko Ekambi scored twice for OL.

Olympique Lyonnais took their time. But Olympique Lyonnais ended up getting there. As part of the 2nd day of the group stage of the Europa League, the Rhone club very logically took the best of Brondby (3-0) on Thursday.

In failure for more than an hour, the Gones blew the Danish lock thanks to a double from Karl Toko Ekambi and a goal from Houssem Aouar to make a giant leap towards qualifying for the round of 16.

Lyon hits a wall

Unsurprisingly, the premises outrageously dominated the start of the match. If Bruus answered Shaqiri’s first opportunity, the Lyonnais put a lot of pressure to remove the opposing block, very compact. With a Paqueta available at the forefront of the attack, circles systematically on the move, the Rhone club approached the goal guarded by Hermansen, decisive in front of Aouar.

Well above, Lyon did not go far from the opening of the scoring on a strike from Paqueta which hit the post while Thiago Mendes in turn warmed the gloves of the opposing goalkeeper. A defensive attack against a group formed which held firm and who were very happy to see Shaqiri miss the target despite a preferential position before the break.

Les Gones fly away

The second period began with the same physiognomy. Paqueta, again, saw his shot go straight from the Danish goal. Harmless, the Nordics still gave Lopes a thrill on a bad throwback from Shaqiri. A hot alert that pushed OL to do more. Until you find the fault. On a cross from Thiago Mendes, Paqueta delivers the ball perfectly for Toko Ekambi who scored with his head (1-0, 64th).

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The timing Peter Bosz chose to launch Cherki. A winning coaching since the young Gone made the difference on the left side to serve Toko Ekambi, without mercy at the far post (2-0, 71st). The bill could have been dirtier if Aouar hadn’t hit the post and then drank on Hermansen after a nice festival. The French international ended up driving the point home definitively by taking over a perfect cross from the Cameroonian (3-0, 85 ‘). Clean and flawless!

The score of the match: 6/10

There was never a match. The Lyonnais, sometimes too easy, took a long time to break the lock, but once the first goal arrived, it was a wave. Beautiful play, good intentions, concerned players, the Gones delighted their audience.

The goals :

– Thiago Mendes crosses at the far post for Paqueta who gives the lead for Toko Ekambi. The Cameroonian striker in turn places a head point blank to open the scoring (1-0, 64 ‘).

– Thiago Mendes once again reverses the game on the left for Cherki, who provokes his screw – screw before centering in the box. The Danish goalkeeper pushes the ball back to Toko Ekambi, who doubles the bet with a mid-height shot (2-0, 71st).

– On the right side, Toko Ekambi performs a festival to get rid of his opponent and sends a perfect cross for Aouar. In the area, the French midfielder places a head on which Hermansen can do nothing (3-0, 85th).

Player NOTES

Maxifoot has awarded a score (out of 10) comments on each player.

Man of the match: Karl Toko Ekambi (8.5 / 10)

The Cameroon striker made an almost perfect copy. Double scorer on a head then a strike on two actions at the far post, the former Sochaux player illuminated the Groupama Stadium on the third goal with a straight festival then a caviar for Aouar. At the rendezvous, as against the Rangers!

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Anthony Lopes (5): the Portuguese goalkeeper had nothing to do this evening. Apart from a few timid attempts by the Danish team, the Lyon goalkeeper has never been approached.

Lo Dubois (5.5): the Lyon captain was restless. He crashed a lot in his hallway even though he ultimately had little success. Replace the 82nd minute with Bad Taste (not not).

Damien Da Silva (6.5): the former Rennais, unsurprisingly, had very little work to do in this match. However, he made an excellent tackle shortly before the hour mark to ward off the danger.

Sinaly Diomande (6.5): a good match for confidence for the central defender. He had to be focused on the few Nordic offensives and did not fail his mission, especially on a poor delivery of Shaqiri. Solid.

Emerson (5): once again quickly warned, the left side left some spaces timidly exploited by the Danes. He was not very enterprising in the offensive phases against an opponent grouped very low.

Maxence Caqueret (6): always so interesting in small spaces, the Lyon midfielder has found the gaps to serve its offensive partners. However, he lacked boldness in not trying his luck. Replace the 82nd minute with Tino Kadewere (non not).

Thiago Mendes (8): the Brazilian midfielder provided his best performance for a long time. Very enterprising in the first period, the former Lille opened the match with two superb openings for Paqueta and Cherki who completely destabilized the Danish defense. A technical quality which has done a lot of good in Les Gones.

Xherdan Shaqiri (4): two great chances in the first half, but still a contrasting impression left by the Swiss winger. He participated too little in the game and lost a ball which could have been dangerous for his team the hour of play. Substituted the 65th minute by Rayan Cherki (non not), decisive on the second goal with a nice breakthrough on the right.

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Houssem Aouar (7.5): playmaker for this match, the French international weighed heavily in the construction of actions. He was successful in combining with his partners in small spaces and was dangerous when he threw himself into it. Pushed back by the post and twice by the opposing goalkeeper, he was rewarded for his efforts by scoring with a header at the end of the match. A nice copy for him.

Karl Toko Ekambi (8.5): read comment above.

Lucas Paquet (7): in an unusual forward attacking position, the Brazilian was interesting in his role as a fulcrum. He worked a lot with his back to goal, got some great opportunities and delivered a decisive pass for Toko Ekambi on the first goal. A quality match. Replace the 83rd minute with Habib Keita (not not).

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LYON 3-0 BRONDBY (mi-tps: 0-0) – EUROPA LEAGUE – Group A (OL) / 2nd day
Stadium: Groupama Stadium, Lyon – Referee: Harald Lechner, Austria

Buts : K. Toko Ekambi (64th) K. Toko Ekambi (71st) H. Aouar (86th) for LYON
Warnings : Emerson (6th), M. Caqueret (35th), for LYON

LYON : Anthony LopesD. Da Silva, S. DiomandeL. Dubois (M. Gusto, 82e), EmersonM. Caqueret (T. Kadewere, 83e), Thiago MendesH. AouarX. Shaqiri (M. Cherki, 73e), K. Toko CampLucas Paquet (H. Keita, 83rd)

BRONDBY : M. HermansenH. Heggheim, A. Maxs, S. RostedA. Bruus, J. Gammelby (K. Tshiembe, 62e)M. Greve (K. Mensah, 63e), Mr. Frendrup, J. Radosevic (C. Cappis, 84e), S. Hedlund (A. Slimane, 73e)A. Pavlovic


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