OL split points with Montpellier, end year in top three
.AS IT HAPPENED.
2’. Memphis puts Lecomte to work early with a dangerous, goal-bound shot.
16’. Great save by Lopes to stop Laborde's first-time effort at the near post.
22’. Delort's goal for Montpellier is disallowed because of an offside call.
67’. Fekir puts Lyon in the lead with a lovely left-footed finish. 0-1.
72’. Fekir goes down inside the box, but is shown a yellow card for simulation.
81’. Aguilar smashes an unstoppable drive into the upper far corner to even the score. 1-1.
OL closed out their 2018 calendar year with a 1-1 draw at Montpellier, finishing the first half of the season in third place in the Ligue 1 Conforama standings. Saturday's six-point showdown at the Stade de la Mosson ended with a point apiece for both squads. The home side appeared to take the lead in the 22nd minute, but the offside flag was raised as Delort celebrated his headed goal off a corner kick.
In the end, Nabil Fekir would break the deadlock with a lovely left-footed finish inside the box (67 ', 0-1). Just five minutes later, the captain argued for a penalty after going down inside the box, claiming he was brought down by Lecomte, but instead was shown a yellow card by the ref for simulation. With nine minutes remaining, Aguilar (81', 1-1) salvaged a point for Montpellier by roofing a rocket past Lopes. A fair result all things considered and a solid way to end a year. Let's see what 2019 has in store for Les Gones...
. THE STAT .