Lyon's road streak ends with loss at Bordeaux
. AT A GLANCE .
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.
. THE MATCH.
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.
. THE MOMENT .
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.
. THE STAT .