OL continue resurgence with lopsided victory over Marseille
.AS IT HAPPENED
15’. Anthony Lopes puts his body on the line to prevent Payet from shooting inside the box.
28’. Houssem Aouar opens the score after a nice run and assist from Tanguy Ndombele. 1-0
37’. Memphis fails to put away a sitter in front of goal.
39’. Florian Thauvin scores the equalizer for Marseille. 1-1.
47’. Ndombele sends a long ball for Bertrand Traoré, who unleashes a low, unstoppable shot. 2-1
56’. Ocampos comes close to leveling the score with a shot that goes just wide.
60’. Traoré gets the brace after his left-footed effort deflects off Luiz Gustavo and ends up in the back of the net. 3-1
74’. After consulting with VAR, the ref awards a free kick to OL that Nabil Fekir converts from the spot. 4-1
82’. Njie pulls one back for the visitors. 4-2
83’. Caleta-Car is shown a straight red for a harsh foul from behind on Traoré.
. THE MATCH
Four days after shocking Manchester City in the Champions League, OL looked to continue their recent resurgence in the domestic front Sunday night against Ligue 1 Conformama archrivals Olympique Marseille. And Bruno Genesio's men picked up at Groupama Stadium where they left off mid-week at the Etihad Stadium, with Houssem Aouar opening the score - following a nice run by Tanguy Ndombele - shortly before the half-hour mark. Les Gones could've easily been up 2-0 shortly thereafter, but Memphis incredibly shanked a sitter. They'd soon regret this, since Florian Thauvin leveled the score at 1-1 just two minutes after the Dutchman's uncharacteristic miss.
Despite this gut punch just before the break, Lyon took definitive control of the match in the second half - led by an inspired Bertrand Traoré. The Burkinabe striker broke the deadlock shortly after returning from the locker room, taking a long pass from Ndombele, weaving through defenders and unleashing a low, unstoppable shot. The brace would come in a matter a minutes, with Traoré firing from inside the box after a nice give-and-go with Nabil Fekir (3-1). The later added to the scoreline with a perfectly executed penalty kick that made it a 4-1. Marseille, who saw Caleta-Car sent off with a straight red for a challenge from behind on Traoré, got a consolation goal near the end from Njie.
A result worth celebrating, but OL will have little time to do gloat: on Wednesday (19h00 CET) they return to action at Dijon.