Penalty for Lyon.
Two red cards.
Sudden exit of Anthony Lopes.
Ligue 1 was well and truly back last night at Parc OL.
Lyon, which is not playing in the European Cup this year for the first time in 24 years, was keen to start well.
And after a last season to forget (8th), the Lyonnais successfully entered the championship against AC Ajaccio, promoted (2-1).
Conquerors, the locals impose their rhythm from the first minutes, monopolizing the ball.
Domination materializes in the continuity of rapid collective action.
The comeback and captain Alexandre Lacazette did a great job with his back to goal in the throw-in, before giving Tetê the first goal of the season (12′, 1-0).
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Five years later and as if he had never left, Alexandre Lacazette distinguished himself as a decisive passer then scorer for his 101st goal in Ligue 1. The striker converted the penalty caused by Tetê (22′, 2- 0), to cheers from supporters.
A great evening then seemed to take shape for the Lyonnais then the machine jammed when Anthony Lopes violently collided with El Idrissy in his area.
Red card for the doorman and penalty for the Corsicans.
Thomas Mangani scored Ajaccio's first goal in Ligue 1 since 2014, and relaunched the game (31′, 2-1).
At 10 against 10 after the severe exclusion of the ex-Stéphanois Romain Hamouma (45 + 4), the debates are balanced.
The second period is obviously calmer than the first.
If the Corsicans could have equalized without Rémy Riou's beautiful tap on Nouri's attempt (60′), the score remained unchanged.
The only highlight was the acclaimed return of Corentin Tolisso (75′).
𝗨𝗻 𝘀𝘂𝗰𝗰𝗲̀𝘀 𝗽𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗿 𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗮𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝟮𝟮-💪🔴🔵 💪🔴🔵
A collective action concluded by Tetê, the general's return with a transformed penalty, a magnificent atmosphere, three pocketed points ... for reunion with a taste of victory!
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– Olympique Lyonnais (@OL) August 5, 2022
Trained at the club, goalkeeper Rémy Riou, who came on during the game, was satisfied with the first points taken by OL, which have not lost in their last 19 opening matches.
“We knew it was going to be a complicated team.
We started very well but the red card turned the plans upside down.
Then we managed the score.
For the ACA and captain Vincent Marchetti, the results are mixed given the face of the meeting "We are leaving with a little disappointment but also satisfaction because we are discovering Ligue 1."