Finally, Lyon passed the 4th.
Four clear and flawless goals against Monaco this Sunday.
The Rhone club turns its head to the place and launches its season after having skated so much in September, so hard, mired in an endless transfer window.
For a long time, several executives of the team had their heads elsewhere.
Houssem Aouar and Memphis Depay, in particular, wanted to leave this summer.
The Dutchman, so precious in the Lyon system, dreamed of Barça.
They finally stayed.
And are remobilized.
And as luck would have it, since the end of the transfer window, on October 5, it's a whole different OL.
With a whole different face.
Much more mobilized.
It's simple, just before October 5, Lyon had scored 3 small goals in 5 Ligue 1 games, and Lyon did not look like a team.
Since the end of the transfer window, OL have scored 7 goals in 2 games.
Thanks to this precious success, the team led by Rudi Garcia is back in 6th place, just two points off the podium.
A podium which remains the minimum objective of this OL, deprived of the European Cup this season.
With a squad still as supplied, when most of its direct competitors will leave feathers on a continental scale, not finishing in the top 3 this season would be a sacred underperformance for the Gones.
The match sheet
The match sheet
Lyon - Monaco 4-1
Spectators: in camera
Referee: M. Brisard
Lyon: Memphis 12th, Toko Ekambi (34th, 44th), Aouar (41st sp).
Monaco: Ben Yedder (49th sp)
Lyon: Kadewere (22nd), Diomandé (73rd).
Monaco: Sidibé (40th), Aguilar (55th)
Lyon: Bard (89th)