OL top Wolfsburg in preseason friendly
. AS IT HAPPENED .
3'. Tousart's attempt is saved by VfL's keeper.
17'. Aouar's shot/cross is deflected by Terrier and lands at the feet of Traoré, who slots it home. 1-0.
28'. Aouar connects a header just wide of the frame.
31'. Memphis breaks free on the right side and serves it up for Traoré, who shoots off target.
36'. Terrier doubles the lead with a first-time shot off a Memphis corner kick. 2-0.
56'. Great save by Gorgelin to keep Malli off the scoreboard.
67'. Arnold pulls one back for Wolfsburg. 2-1.
. THE MATCH .
After a mid-week defeat to Huddersfield (3-1), Lyon were keen to get their preseason back on track against Wolfsburg of Germany. While far from a perfect performance, Bruno Genesio's men showed enough improvement to pull off a deserved 2-1 win on goals from Bertrand Traore (17 ', 1-0) and Martin Terrier (36', 2-0). Playing in Bourg-en-Bresse, Les Gones came out strong out of the gate, creating numerous chances that gave them a two-goal lead into the break. But their grip on the match loosened somewhat in the second half.
📺 Highlights from yesterday's 2-1 preseason win over Wolfsburg! 🔴🔵 pic.twitter.com/7O6CrIv40G— OL English (@OL_English) July 29, 2018
Specifically, OL lost possession of the ball and allowed the Bundesliga side to get men up front and threaten Gorgelin's goal with increasing frequency. It was only a matter of time before Arnold pulled one back for Wolfsburg (67 ', 2-1). But Lyon were able to make their lead hold and get the win, improving their preseason record to 2-1-1. Now it's on to the International Champions Cup... the final test before the 2018-19 campaign
. BOXSCORE .
Stade Marcel Verchère, Bourg-en-Bresse.
Referee: Jérome Miguelgorry.
Goals: Traoré (17') and Terrier (36') for OL. Arnold (67') for VfL Wolfsburg.
Bookings: Mendy (26') and Ferri (45+2') for OL. Brekalo (45'), Camacho (45+2') and Guilavogui (47') for VfL Wolfsburg.
OL: Gorgelin – Dubois (Tete, 62'), Marcelo (cap.), Morel, Mendy (Rafael, 62') – Tousart, Ferri (Ndombele, 62'), Aouar (Diop, 70'), Memphis (Y. Fekir, 79') – Traoré (Cornet, 70'), Terrier (Caqueret, 83'). Coach: Bruno Genesio.