ASNL 0-3 OL: OL, Lacazette shine in Nancy opener
. HIGHLIGHTS .
6’. Koura's shot grazes Lopes' post.
28’. Lacazette's free-kick turned away by the opposition 'keeper.
33’. Lacazette scores after Darder's attempt was parried into his path by Ndy Assembe 0-1.
44’. Lacazette latches onto a long clearance from Lopes and scores again 0-2.
45’. One-on-one with the 'keeper, Cornet comes off second best.
86’. Grenier's shotcaught by Ndy Assembe.
90+3'. Lacazette stitches up his hat-trick thanks to an assist from Ferri 0-3.
OL made a successful return to league duties… despite a not-so-impressive start to the match. Struggling for the first 25 minutes, they were pushed around by a Nancy side full of running for their return to the top flight on their own synthetic pitch. Bruno Genesio's men got the upper hand, though, and kept it as they pushed forward and proved clinical in front of goal. Lacazette bagged two before the break , and OL were calmly on top throughout the second term with Lacazette putting the cherry on top with a late strike to complete his hat-trick.
THE TURNING POINT
Water… and wise words during the drinks break
The drinks break wasn't just for players to cool down… the break half-way through the first half gave Bruno Genesio as great opportunity to gather his players and say what needed to be said after 25 underwhelming minutes. The effect was immediate, and it was a different OL side that re-took the field. Sharper and more imposing, OL quickly had a great chance from a free-kick before Lacazette twice made the most of the space afforded him by the Nancy defence.
THE STAT .
. TEAMSHEET .
Stade Marcel-Picot, Nancy. ASNL 0-3 OL (0-2)
Referee: Amaury Delerue.
ASNL: Ndy Assembe - Cuffaut, Lenglet (cap.), Diagne, Muratori (Badila, 46') - Ait Benasser, Pedretti, N'guessan - Robic, Dale (Mandanne, 46'), Koura (Puyo, 68'). Coach: Pablo Correa.OL: Lopes – Rafael, Yanga-Mbiwa, Nkoulou, Morel – Gonalons (cap.), Darder (Grenier, 84'), Tolisso (Ferri, 81') – Fekir (Valbuena, 77'), Lacazette, Cornet. Coach: Bruno Genesio.