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Lyon's road streak ends with loss at Bordeaux

Published on 28 January 2018 at 7:00 PM
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Bordeaux - OL


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After seven straight wins away from home, Nabil Fekir and company suffered a 3-1 loss Sunday at the Matmut Atlantique in Match Day 23 of Ligue 1 Conforama.


15’. Mariano flashes a long-range drive wide of goal.
21’. De Préville finishes off a clinical counterattack to give Bordeaux the lead. 1-0
26’. Malcom takes a dive inside the box and ref falls for it. The Brazilian converts from the spot. 2-0
44’. Fekir whips in a corner that Marcelo heads home. 2-1
45’. Another penalty is awarded to the home side. This time it's Laborde who scores. 3-1
50’. Costil makes the acrobatic save on Fekir's curling free kick.
74’. Another highlight-reel save by Costil, this time to deny a Memphis free kick.
78’. Costil again gets the better of Memphis, deflecting a goal-bound shot from the Dutchman.


After two straight impressive wins over Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco in a span of three days, Bruno Genesio again opted for 4-3-3 formation to challenge new Bordeaux head coach Gustavo Poyet. A half-hour into the match, however, Nabil Fekir and company were against the ropes after conceding a goal from De Préville and an extremely soft penalty on Malcom (0-2). Lyon looked poised to make a comeback when Marcelo connected home a header (1-2) moments before the break, but they conceded yet another penalty the very next minute. This time, Laborde converted from the spot (1-3).

The second-half entry of Dutch duo Memphis-Tete gave the visitors a spark, and both Fekir and Memphis came close to cutting into Bordeaux’s lead. Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be and OL suffered their third loss of the Ligue 1 season. Surely a disappointing result heading into what will be another high-stakes match next week against AS Monaco at the Stade Louis II.


Two penalties that changed everything

With Lyon already giving a fairly discrete first-half performance, things went from bad to worse when they conceded two penalties. The first one was a soft call, to put it nicely: Malcom took a dive without making any contact with Jérémy Morel. The Brazil took full advantage of the ref’s questionable decision and, just four minutes after De Préville’s opener, doubled Bordeaux’s lead from the spot. And a mere seconds after Marcel pulled one back for OL, another penalty call all but sealed their fate. The only consolation was that it was hard to argue that Lopes didn't foul Poundje.



Lyon’s impressive road winning streak ended with a thud Sunday at the Matmut Atlantique, where they suffered just their second loss of the season away from their home turf of Groupama Stadium. This rare setback follows seven straight road wins from Bruno Genesio’s men, who had emerged victorious at Troyes, Saint-Etienne, Nice, Caen, Amiens, Toulouse and Guingamp. Maybe it’s time to start another streak starting next Sunday at Monaco?


Expert eye

Arnaud Rivenet :
« Tonight was a non-performance from us. No player is free of criticism, which only adds to the disappointment. Bordeaux showed more desire and wanted it more than we did, which was reflected in the result… We did not play at the right tempo. It’s a warning for us. »



Matmut Atlantique, Bordeaux.

L1 (MATCH DAY 23) : Girondins de Bordeaux-OL 3-1 (3-1)

Referee: François Letexier. Attendance: 29,310.

Goals: De Préville (21’), Malcom (26’ penalty) and Laborde (45’+1 penalty) for Bordeaux ; Marcelo (44’) for OL.

Bookings: Fekir (11’), Rafael (18’) and Marcelo (83’) for OL ; Otavio (36’ and 76’) and De Préville (61’) for Bordeaux.

Red card : Otavio (76’) for Bordeaux.

Girondins de Bordeaux : Costil (c.) – Sabaly, Kounde, Pablo, Poundje – Otavio, Meite, Lerager – De Préville (Youssouf, 90’+3), Laborde (Sankharé, 67’), Malcom (Pellenard, 80’). Coach: G. Poyet.

OL : Lopes - Rafael (Tete, 46’), Marcelo, Morel, Mendy – Tousart (Memphis 46’), Ndombele, Fekir (c.) – Aouar, Mariano, Cornet (Traoré, 63’). Coach: B. Genesio.


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