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OL fall flat against Monaco

Published on 24 February 2019 at 11:19 PM
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Les Gones wasted a chance to close the gap on second-place Lille with a 2-0 loss Sunday at the Stade Louis II.

. AS IT HAPPENED .

9’. Falcao's bicycle kick flashes wide of goal.
18’. Martins fires a first-time shot to the lower right corner. 1-0.
27’. Rony Lopes caps a nice solo run with an low effort that beats Lopes at the near post. 2-0.
45+2’. Ndombele almost pulls one back for Lyon with a header that's just over the bar.
58’. Falcao grazes the post after a defensive giveaway by OL.
61’. Denayer has a free header off a Memphis corner kick, but his attempt is too high.
71’. Memphis' penalty kick is stopped by Subasic.
88’. Traoré's shot from just outside the box is swatted away by Subasic.

 


  THE MATCH 

Five days after holding Barcelona to a scoreless draw, OL lacked the same discipline that kept them in contention for the Champions League quarterfinals and fell 2-0 to Monaco Sunday at the Stade Louis II. Practically unrecognizable from the team that was facing all but certain relegation a few weeks ago, ASM took advantage of their recent form and two Lyon injuries (Fernando Marçal and Martin Terrier) to continue their resurgence and take all three points on goals from Gelson Martins and Ronny Lopes. 

 

In addition to the aforementioned injuries, Les Gones looked uninspired from the opening whistle, while the hosts came out swinging early and often. After Falcao gave notice, the hosts took the lead in the 18th minute when Martins slotted his first-time shot into the lower right corner. Just nine minutes later, Ronny Lopes doubled the score by stealing possession in the midfield, making a nice solo run and beating his namesake, Anthony Lopes, at the near post. Despite OL's poor form, things could've taken a turn for the better late in the second half when Glik brought down Moussa Dembélé from behind inside the box. Unfortunately, Memphis' 71st-minute penalty kick was blocked by Subatic - all but burying their slim comeback hopes. 


.THE STAT .

120
Sunday's AS Monaco-OL clash was the 120th meeting between both teams. This makes the Principality club the opponent that Lyon has faced the most times in history, in all competitions. 
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. BOX SCORE .

Stade Louis II, Monaco.

L1 (Match Day 26) : AS Monaco – OL 2-0 (2-0).

Referee: Benoît Millot.

Goals: Martins (18') and R. Lopes (27') for AS Monaco.

Bookings: Sidibé (52') and Glik (70') for AS Monaco. Terrier (28') for OL.

AS Monaco: Subasic – Sidibé, Glik, Badiashile, Ballo-Touré – Martins, A. Silva, Golovin (Aholou, 81'), Fábregas, R. Lopes – Falcao (cap.). Coach: Leonardo Jardim.

OL: A. Lopes – Dubois, Marcelo (cap.), Denayer, Marçal (Mendy, 12') – Ndombele, Tousart, Aouar (Cornet, 81') – Traoré, Dembélé, Terrier (Memphis, 39'). Coach: Bruno Genesio.

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