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OL split points with Montpellier, end year in top three

Published on 23 December 2018 at 11:27 PM
Montpellier – OL : accroché à Montpellier, l’OL termine l’année sur le podium (1-1)
Nabil Fekir was on target for Les Gones, who finish the first half of the season on the Ligue 1 Conforama podium thanks to Saturday night's result at the Stade de la Mosson.

.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.


.THE MATCH

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 .

12

Nabil Fekir, Saturday night's hero, scored his 49th goal in Ligue 1 against Montpellier, his favorite victim (nine carreer goals against MHSC). The captain now ranks 12th on OL's all-time scoring list, joining Sidney Govou.   

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.BOX SCORE .

Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier.

L1 (March Day 19) : Montpellier HSC – OL 1-1 (0-0).

Referee: François Letexier. Attendeance: 

Goals: Aguilar (81’) for Montpellier. N. Fekir (67’) for OL.

Bookings: Mendes (55’) et Aguilar (60’) à Montpellier. N. Fekir (72’)

Montpellier HSC: Lecomte – Mendes, Hilton (cap.), Congre – Aguilar, Skhiri, Le Tallec (Sambia, 79’), Oyongo – Mollet – Laborde (Skuletic, 84’), Delort. Coach: Michel Der Zakarian.

OL: Lopes – Denayer, Marcelo, Marçal – Tete, Tousart, Aouar (Cheikh, 88’), Mendy – N. Fekir (cap.) – Traoré (Terrier, 87’), Memphis (Dembélé, 61’). Coach: Bruno Genesio.

 

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