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Wednesday’s quarter-finals – FRENCH FOOTBALL

by: Adam Smith

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This Wednesday night is the last 3 quarter-finals of the BKT League Cup. Victorious in Brest and Amiens, OL and LOSC qualify for the semi-finals.

In the quarter-finals of Wednesday’s BKT League Cup, theOlympique Lyonnais he hosted Stade Brestois 29 while LOSC hosts balascite Amiens SC. After a controlled match, the Gones reached the last place (3-1) and joined the Stade de Reims, as well as Lille, an easy winner of Amiens (2-0).

OL gets scared

At Groupama Stadium, the start of this BKT League Cup quarter-final is with the stade Brestois 29. The Bretons occupy half of Lyon’s pitch, putting pressure on the rear of Olympique Lyonnais. After a tricky first 10 minutes, the Gones were dangerous by Thiago Mendes from a distance and Bertrand Traoré (9E and 11E). The OL soon realized its domain. Well served on the axis by Aouar, Moussa Dembélé queues at the back of the central defense in Brussels and deceives Donovan Leon (1-0, 19E). Across the street, Brest struggles to approach the Cage of Tatarusanu and is based on the distant attempts of Autret and Grandsir (27E and 34E). After a last attempt by Aouar at the bar, OL returns to the locker room with a goal in front of him.

After the rest, Stade Brestois 29 pushes to equalize but gets caught up in the game. Tete back center for Houssem Aouar who does the break with the help of the position (55E, 2-0). Shortly after game time, OL is close to weighing the score, but Dembélé sees his shot countered and then deflected to a curve by Leon. While Olympique Lyonnais seems to be slowly heading towards the last square, Samuel Grandsir reduces the gap in the last 5 minutes (2-1, 85′). In extra time, Jean Lucas, with a beautiful full-axis attack, definitely sends Lyon to the semi-finals (3-1, 90o-1).

Unforced CCs

In Lille, LOSC takes Amiens SC for a place in the last square. Visitors are the first to be dangerous in this encounter. Diabaté distills a very good corner cleared in disaster by Léo Jardim (4E). The Dogues responded with Bamba and then Osimhen who involved Dreyer (8E). Lille dominated the first 20 minutes territorially and Amiens relied on Monconduit from distance to try to annoy Jardim (19E). In this first period, which was marred by numerous fouls, the Picards joined the locker room in lower numerical numbers after Zungu’s red card (38E) but keep the score (0-0).

LosC takes advantage of its numerical superiority from the beginning of the second act. After Bamba (47E) full axis, then Renato Sanches (48E) countered, Luiz Araujo finds the guilt of a floating blow to Dreyer’s skylight (1-0, 50E) and opens the Dogues score. Eight minutes later, Victor Osimhen, beautifully served in the depths by Soumaré, made the rest (2-0, 58E). With a 2-goal lead and numerical superiority, the C’s quietly managed their match final and advanced to the semi-finals. LosC has won its final four BKT League Cup quarter-finals.

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