OL 1-3 FCGB: OL no longer invincible at the Parc OL...
. HIGHLIGHTS .
2’. Goal for Kalulu, pouncing on the loose ball in te box. 1-0.
22’. Diakhaby's volley blocked by Carrasso - and the cross-bar.
33’. Malcom scores with a shot from the edge of the area. 1-1.
42’. Lopes saves Ounas' point-blank shot.
66’. Ferri's shot parried by Carrasso.
67’. Gonalons sent off for a dangerous tackle on Malcom.
71’. Sertic scores with a header. 1-2.
90’. Menez scores with a shot deflected by Yanga-Mbiwa. 1-3.
After eight months without defeat in their new home, OL fell for the first time at the Parc OL on Saturday against Bordeaux. Nonetheless, things had started well for the home side, with fox-in-the-box Aldo Kalulu striking in the 2nd minute. And then not much. Bruno Genesio's side, handicapped by a pile of injuries, couldn't surf the wave. Quite the contrary, in fact…
OL progressively handed the reins of the match over to the visitors and, Diakhaby's header onto the bar and Lacazette's free-kick aside, they really struggled to get their attack going and get forward to trouble Bordeaux. The Girondins made the most of this, equalizing through Malcom, and then when Gonalons was sent off in the middle of the second half, and when Lacazette was forced off injured after the coach had made all three substitutions, the day turned into a nightmare. OL may have shown some pride by pressing hard in the very final stages, but there was no avoiding a second-straight league defeat in a match where precious little wen in their favour.
. THE TURNING POINT .
Mouctar Diakhaby could have made it 2-0
Mouctar Diakhaby had surely dreamed of a very different scenario for his first match with the senior team. The big central defender couldn't stop OL's defeat - their second in a row in the league - but he tried his best to. In defence, he was generally imperious and very effective in the challenge. For Bordeaux 's two goals, he could do little: not from Malcom's shot and not from Sertic's header. The afternoon could have been amazing however, had his volley not crashed off Carrasso's cross-bar when OL were a goal up in the 22nd minute.
. LA STAT .
. TEAMSHEET .
At the Parc OL in Décines. OL 1-3 FCGB (1-1)
Red card: Gonalons (67') for OL.
OL: Lopes - Rafael (Tousart, 82'), Mapou, Diakhaby, Morel - Gonalons (cap.), Ferri, Darder (Tolisso, 69') - Kalulu (Cornet, 58'), Ghezzal, Lacazette. Coach: B. Genesio.
Bordeaux: Carrasso - Sabaly, Sertic, Pallois, Contento - Malcom (Kamano, 72'), Vada (Traoré, 64'), Plasil (cap.), Ounas - Ménez, Rolan (Laborde, 79'). Coach: J. Gourvennec.