OM-OL CDF): A FRUSTRATING ELIMINATION AFTER A GRIPPING MATCH (2-1 AFTER EXTRA TIME)
. HIGHLIGHTS .
17'. Rolando's volley hits the crossbar.
24'. Fanni heads in to score. 1-0
29'. Ghezzal's curling shot that goes past Pelé's goal.
43'. Double chance for Lopez then Thauvin.
52'. Gomis misses from close range.
64'. Tolisso scores from Fekir's low cross. 1-1.
77'. Lopes saves Anguissa's shot.
100'. Cornet's shot is held by Pelé.
109'. Doria scores from close range. 2-1.
119'. Pelé saves well to deny Memphis.
. SUMMARY .
Wedged between the disappointment at Lille and the crucial upcoming derby against Saint-Etienne, there was a difficult trip to Marseille in the Coupe de France awaiting Bruno Genesio's men, who were without Lacazette, Diakhaby and Yanga-Mbiwa. Egged on by a decent crowd, Marseilles attacked strongly. There were two warning signs for Lopes in goal before OM found a gap with a free kick and a header from Fanni. OL tried follow suit with a decent effort from Ghezzal, who was very active on the right flank, but the slight improvement in Lyon's game didn't lead to any decent chances before the break.
Gomis, who went close to breaking the deadlock from close range, and his team mates, kept up the same pace as in the first half. And Lyon had clearly stepped up their rhythm. Fekir left the Marseille defence behind and set up Tolisso to equalise. Lyon's domination continued, but Lopes had to make a flying save to keep things even. The two teams were on the brink of breaking through, with a last chance falling to Darder, who didn't manage to prevent extra time... With the game now at a slower pace, Cornet then Cabella tried their luck. So it stayed... until the 109th minute when Doria scored to deny OL qualification for the round of 16.
. TURNING POINT .
PELÉ BEATS MEMPHIS ONE-ON-ONE AT THE DEATH
We're in the 120th minute, the very last of a match in extra time. Memphis steps on the gas one last time to get around the Marseille defence. Running straight down the middle, the OL recruit lets fly a powerful shot across the goal face to the far post. But the big Marseille keeper went down and got a glove on the ball to deny Lyon's last chance to force a penalty shoot-out and have another chance to qualify.
. THE STAT .
. TEAMSHEET .
At the Orange Vélodrome in Marseille.
CDF (round of 32): OM-OL 2-1 (extra time) (1-0)
Referee: Amaury Delerue. Attendance: 53 502.
Goals: Fanni (24’), Doria (109’) for OM. Tolisso (64’) for OL.
Yellow cards: Tousart (22’), Rafael (51’), Darder (81’), Rybus (96’) for OL. Sakai (36’), Fanni (60’), Rolando (73’), Cabella (89’) for OM.
OM: Pelé – Sakai, Fanni, Rolando, Evra (Doria, 48’) – Vainqueur, Lopez, Sanson (Anguissa, 74’) – Thauvin (Payet, 94’), Cabella, Gomis. Coach: Rudi Garcia.OL: Lopes – Rafael, Mammana, Morel, Rybus – Tousart, Tolisso (cap.), Darder (Gonalons, 104’) – Ghezzal (Memphis, 60’), Cornet, Valbuena (Fekir, 60’). Coach: Bruno Genesio.