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2014-14 Season Review: May

Published on 17 June 2015 at 8:06 AM
OL fell just short of an heroic title triumph, but still qualified for the group stage of the Champions League… It was an excellent season for Olympique Lyonnais…

It was time to finish the job. First up was a 2-0 win over ETG. Clément Grenier opened the scoring with a direct free-kick before Lacazette netted his 27th of the season from the penalty spot. OL still had dreams of the title, but they were abandoned once and for all a week later versus Caen. At the end of a catastrophic opening 45 minutes, OL were trailing 2-0 at the break and being outplayed all over the park. The second half was better, but Vercoutre was imperial in the hosts' goal and Privat added a third for Caen as it finished 3-0… PSG defeated EAG 6-0 and the title race was over…

The aim for the final home outing of the season was to celebrate with a win over Bordeaux at the Stade de Gerland… But the visitors still needed points to have any hope of qualifying for the Europa League next season… And it was the visitors that opened the scoring after three minutes. Fekir equalised six minutes later. That was the end of the scoring. There was the traditional fireworks display at the end of the game as OL secured a second-place finish behind PSG.

Playing for honour, and without Grenier, Gourcuff, Jallet, Lacazette and Bisevac, OL finished the season in style with a win away to Rennes courtesy of NJie's goal four minutes from time. 75 points after 38 matches - a remarkable total and the league's top scorer in Alex Lacazette. OL were one of the best teams in the land throughout the season and threatened Paris for much of the campaign. A team 'Made in Lyon' with so many youngsters from the academy including Lopes, Umtiti, Lacazette, Tolisso… and of course, a certain Fekir.