After his inglorious draw against Bordeaux, Rudi Garcia’s Olympique Lyonnais fell in Montpellier (2-1) on Tuesday evening in a postponed match from the 1st day.
Rudi Garcia hoped to take the head of Ligue 1 this Tuesday evening and it was missed. OL recorded their first defeat of the season at MHSC (2-1) on Tuesday. As too often last season and like their performance against Bordeaux (0-0), 4 days earlier, the Gones dominated the debates without great ideas in the game in attack placed. These eternal difficulties do not bode well for the rest of the season, since no progress is visible.
Savanier’s perfect double
It must be said, however, that the situation of Memphis Depay, announced at FC Barcelona, disrupts things a bit. The Dutchman was thus sent on the bench by Rudi Garcia for this meeting postponed from the first period. And after a post from Karl Toko-Ekambi at the start of the match (3rd), the Lyonnais then showed nothing against a formation of Michel Der Zakarian quietly withdrawn to 5-2-1-2 and who did not ask for it more to hurt in counterattack.
The match thus shifted in favor of Hérault. After a huge opportunity missed by Andy Delort (24th), Téji Savanier obtained and transformed the penalty for opening the scoring, with a Panenka (37th). A few minutes later, Houssem Aouar left OL at 10 because of a sole on Arnaud Souquet (45th). And Montpellier doubled the setting per hour of play, this devil of Savanier this time scoring a superb sequence on a cross from Mihailo Ristic (59th).
Cherki and Depay change everything
The Lyonnais, however, maintained the suspense until the end. Memphis depay (55th), Ryan cherki (68th) then Moussa Dembélé (75th) were launched into the battle. The 17-year-old was precisely mown in the area by Vitorino Hilton, who received a second yellow card synonymous with exclusion (81st), and Memphis reduced the gap on the penalty (81st). However, OL have not been able to snatch the point of the draw and know that they still have a lot to do to be a dominant team in this championship.
The movie of the match
The classification of Ligue 1