In the shock of the 10th day of Ligue 1, Lyon won home against Monaco (2-0), this Saturday evening. A success that allows OL to return to the standings while waiting for Sunday’s matches.
Lyon leaps in the standings with their success against Monaco
After two consecutive draws in the league, especially in the derby against Saint-Etienne (1-1) before the international break, Olympique Lyonnais resumed its march forward against AS Monaco (2-0), this Saturday, during of the 10th day of Ligue 1.
Dominator, despite a drop in speed at the start of the second period, OL won a well-deserved success which allowed them to temporarily climb up to 5th place in the standings (equal points with 3rd, Nice), two units ahead of their evening opponent, 8th. After this first defeat since September 11, ASM will have to raise their heads against PSV Eindhoven on Thursday in the Europa League, while Lyon are well prepared for their trip to Sparta Prague.
Nbel saves Monaco
After twenty first minutes balanced and poor in chances between two teams that feared each other a lot, the Lyonnais took the upper hand in this part. Toko Ekambi offered himself two great opportunities in less than five minutes for OL: a shot in the box captured by Nbel, then a head thrown back by the Mongolian goalkeeper near his post. ASM could thank its last bulwark!
Finally launched in this meeting, the Gones insisted on cracking the Principality club. Cherki also stumbled on Nbel, then Aouar tried his turn without finding the frame on a strike from the between the surface. Monaco was trembling, but held on. Finally, Niko Kovac’s men let the storm pass in this first act and ended a little better by putting their foot on the ball.
After returning from the locker room, OL had more difficulties. Les Gones multiplied technical errors and Monaco took the opportunity to bring danger in front of Pollersbeck’s goal. The Lyon goalkeeper, who was his first tenure in Ligue 1, had to work on a Martins strike that took the net. The ASM had several opportunities but lacked lucidity, the image of an uninspired Volland in this evening.
Monaco had missed its chance. With the entry of a radiant Paqueta, Lyon regained their collective superiority displayed in the first period and took the advantage a quarter of an hour from the end. Disasi mowed down Dubois in the box and offered a penalty Toko Ekambi, who was rewarded for his good game by giving the advantage to the Rhone club (1-0, 75th). The Mongasques will not recover and conceded a second goal from Denayer (2-0, 90th + 1). End of the suspense.
The score of the match: 6/10
This shock of the 10th day of Ligue 1 took a long time to start. The issue had taken precedence over the game in a relatively poor first period of opportunities, despite some opportunities for OL. The game got off to a good start in the second period.
The goals :
– Toko Ekambi takes little momentum and hits his penalty on the left of Nbel, who started on the wrong side (1-0, 75 ‘).
– Paqueta fixes two Mongasques on the left side and finds Emerson on a blind pass. The left side crosses in front of the goal and Denayer resumes point blank (2-0, 90th + 1).
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Man of the match: Karl Toko Ekambi (8/10)
His goal, from the penalty spot, offers Lyon a precious victory. And it is totally deserved for the Lyon striker! In a first padlocked act, he is the one who could have broken the lock on two clear occasions. His ball catches in the last thirty meters were often synonymous with danger for the Mongascian defense, damaged by the arabesques of the Cameroonian international.
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LYON 2-0 MONACO (mi-tps: 0-0) – FRANCE – Ligue 1 / 10th day
Stadium: Groupama Stadium, Lyon – Referee: Amaury Delerue, France
Buts : K. Toko Ekambi (74th, pen.) J. Denayer (90th) for LYON