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Tops / Flops Lyon-Lorient: heroic Lyonnais, a controversial arbitration


The heroism of OL players, the magnificent free kick from Laurienté, but also refereeing once again at the heart of the debates: find our Tops and Flops from Lyon-Lorient.


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A heart of Lyon

In the capital of the Gauls, the sky seemed to have fallen on the heads of the Lyonnais. Outnumbered following the very severe expulsion of Emerson (14th), then disabled throughout the match by a curious chain of injuries (Denayer, Slimani and Boateng), Peter Bosz's men managed to find the resources to restart the match. At ten against eleven during almost all of the meeting (about 75 minutes), the Lyonnais were heroic. They have often been criticized in the past for being sufficient, nonchalant, especially against "small" teams. In this match, the OL players showed that they had changed. Like a once again brilliant Lucas Paqueta, the Gones went to tear a point in pain.They will still be able to feed regrets because victory was possible. Ah that offside goal from Paqueta in the 95th minute ...

The jewel of Laurienté



a marvel of free kick on the grounds of Junihno, that is not trivial in history.

The young Laurienté will surely remember this 8th day of Ligue 1 for a long time. Having become a real specialist in set pieces, the Lorientais once again made his class speak this Saturday evening.

After the very long interruption that followed the red card, the Hake did not tremble.

He unleashed a magnificent strike with the right foot which came to lodge in the skylight of Anthony Lopes (20th).

This jewel has hurt the Lyonnais very badly.

He tried to do it again in the 68th minute, but was unsuccessful this time.

In addition to his free kicks, the international hope has, as often, been the most dangerous play in Lorient.

A player who is starting to make a name for himself in Ligue 1.


Arbitration controversies

“Bastien Dechepy”, if this name does not mean anything to you, it may make more than one Lyon supporter shudder. After the penalty on Neymar generously awarded by Clément Turpin during the OL-PSG match, Emerson's very severe red card comes on top of recent questionable arbitration decisions. Since that fateful 14th minute, the meeting, at least the first period, has turned into a real parody of football. The referee was completely overwhelmed by events. Under pressure, he contributed greatly to the constant tension present throughout the game. Fouls and stoppages have multiplied, offering spectators at Groupama Stadium a very sad spectacle. Compensations, randomly distributed boxes, untimely whistles ... In short, Mr. Dechepy had a real festival tonight,and this for both teams. In the second half, tensions eased slightly and the match was able to return to normal. All of this could have been avoided with a little teaching.

Poor management of hake

Getting the point of the draw at Groupama Stadium against Olympique Lyonnais, there is nothing infamous when your name is Lorient. And yet, given the turn of events, Christophe Pélissier's men can harbor regrets. In superiority during three quarters of the match, the Merlus could not do better than a draw. It is all the more frustrating as they were leading in the score from the 20th minute. The Lorient coach erred on the side of caution by maintaining his system five behind against Lyonnais who were one less. He was logically punished, by conceding the equalizer in the second half. The former Amiens coach took too long to make his changes and could even have been punished at the very end of the match.A good point taken against an opponent who was favorite, but there was better to do tonight.

Source: lefigaro

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