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Tops / Flops Sparta Prague-Lyon: Paqueta changed everything, the Sparta sank


The decisive entry of Paqueta, the double of Toko Ekambi, but also the cracking of Sparta: find our Tops and Flops of Sparta Prague-Lyon (3-4).


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Paqueta changed everything

On the bench at kick-off as a sanction for arriving late for training, Lucas Paqueta was totally forgiven.

As often, the providential Lyon man changed everything.

Entered into play at half-time, the Brazilian has greatly contributed to the clear regain of form of his team.

Always carried forward, he is at the initiative of the Lyon ball recovery on the goal of Houssem Aouar (53rd).

He therefore made the Lyon block go up but also to gratify the public with technical gestures of which he alone has the secret, causing a lot of misery in the defense of Sparta Prague.

Author of the saving goal on a pass from Karl Toko Ekambi (68th), the number 10 of Olympique Lyonnais demonstrated, if it was still necessary, that we can not do without him.

Toko Ekambi's double

Often criticized last season, Karl Toko Ekambi is in a year of redemption.

The Cameroonian was decisive this Thursday against Sparta.

Scorer at the end of the first period (42nd), he was the man who started the Lyon revolt.

Not stingy with efforts, the former Villarreal player was at the initiative and at the conclusion of many chances, even if he wasted a few.

It is he who makes the decisive pass on the saving goal of Paqueta (68th).

He signs today a beautiful copy, adding in his bag a nice double at the end of the meeting (88th).

His 4th and 5th goals in the Europa League this season.

A full match for the Indomitable Lion who is in the process of regaining his former level.

Haraslin stands out

During the first quarter of an hour, a big highlight for Sparta Prague, a man floated.

His name: Lukas Haraslin.

During this time, the Slovak has been in all the right places.

It was he who opened the scoring very early in the match (4th), before doing it again a few minutes later (19th).

His double helped to launch his team in the match and for a long time left the Lyonnais in doubt.

Unfortunately for him, these goals are in the end anecdotal since the Slovenes lost.

He is in any case the Sparta player who stood out in this match.

Promising for the future.


The Sparta has cracked

While they had started the match with a bang by scoring two goals in quick succession thanks to Lukas Haraslin (4th and 19th), the Sparta Prague players then completely sank in the second half. And yet, they had managed to foil the Gones for long minutes. More voluntary and incisive in the duels, the Slovenes had set up a constant pressing, which they were not able to revive in second. As soon as they returned from the locker room, Pavel Vrba's men failed to contain the waves in Lyon and paid him cash. Asphyxiated in the game, the Sparta players mismanaged their scoring advantage and ended up sinking, conceding three goals in the second half (53rd, 68th and 88th). If on the Lyon side, the changes of Peter Bosz changed the meeting,its Czech counterpart has not had the same success. He seemed totally overwhelmed by events.

OL's B team not at the level

Only a few days away from a perilous trip to Nice, Peter Bosz has made the decision to largely rotate his workforce. If the typical OL team is often attractive this season, the replacements are clearly not of the same caliber. The young Malo Gusto was voluntary on his right side but far too feverish defensively, like his red card stupidly collected (74th). Henrique, once is not custom, has shown that he had absolutely not the level of a team like OL (he also left at half-time). Thiago Mendes has not had his head in Lyon for ages and finally Tino Kadewere was too clumsy against goal (he was also replaced at the break). After a cataclysmic first quarter of an hour, the Rhone residents gradually returned to the game.The coming into play in the second half of Emerson and especially Lucas Paqueta have transfigured a team, until then, in great suffering.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2021-10-21

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