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After OL-Strasbourg: A game of penalties conceded and missed

Published on 09 January 2019 at 3:28 PM

Après OL - Strasbourg : une histoire de penalty
Penalties haven't been Lyon's strong suit of late - a fact that was plain for all to see in Tuesday's Coupe de la Ligue loss to Strasbourg.

Tuesday's 2-1 Coupe de la Ligue quarterfinal loss to Strasbourg will go down as a game of penalties both conceded and missed by Olympique Lyonnais. The first turning point of the match came in the 26th minute, when Kenny Tete challenged Jonas Martin from behind - a slight contact that the forward took full advantage of by collapsing inside the box. Referee Clément Turpin didn't hesitate and immediately pointed to the spot. Even after consulting with VAR (which left serious doubts for some observers), the call stood and Ludovic Ajorque scored to give the visitors the lead.

 

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Just before the break, Nabil Fekir also got his chance from the spot. Unfortunately, Lyon's captain sent what would've been the tying goal into the stands. In addition to eventually costing OL 
the match, this miss further extended the team's poor conversion rate of just two goals in its last five penalty kicks. In Ligue 1 Conforama this season, Les Gones have only scored three goals from the spot - representing only 15 per cent of their goal haul during the 2018-19 campaign. 

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