FC Metz – Olympique Lyonnais: 0-2.
Objectives: Dembélé (45′-8 sp) and Aouar (90′-3) for OL.
Red card: Diallo (82′) for Metz.
Without really shining, Olympique Lyonnais still managed to revive the machine by defeating FC Metz in the 26th round of Ligue 1 (2-0).
In the first half, OL dominated the debates, but neither Terrier (28th) nor Dembélé (44th) found the gap in the month defense. To do this, we had to wait for the extra time. In a very long extension, Eric Wattellier, with the help of the VAR, pointed to the penalty point for a hand of Udol (45′-4). Cornet then missed the first attempt (45-5), but the referee took this penno off because Oukidja had stopped the shot after going too far. In the process, Dembélé recovered the ball… to trick the FCM goalkeeper with a perfect countercard (0-1 at 45-8).
In the second half, the Terrier was denied a goal for a home coming out by Toko Ekambi in the early morning of ’67. Then, after a decisive save from Oukidja (73rd), Metz was shown a red card. For a bad move in Maral in the Lyon area, Diallo was effectively excluded after seeing the VAR (82nd). At 11 vs. 10, the OL finally stood firm… up to Aouar’s delivery goal at the final counter and after a Dembélé pass (0-2 on 90-3).
With this first L1 win since 26 January (2-0), Lyon climbed five spots and temporarily returned to four points on the podium. While waiting for matches in Rennes, Lille and Monaco, OL has regained confidence. A good thing before welcoming Juventus next Wednesday, in their round of champions of the League of 16. Metz, for his part, went on to play a fourth consecutive game without any success and remained within the reach of attorney Dijon, two lengths behind with one less game.