Sunday's match at the Stade Louis II was painful for both OL players and fans alike. Well aware of the tough task at hand against a resurgent Monaco side, Les Gones had just about every possible thing go wrong for them from the opening whistle on: a lackadaisical start, poor game control and - worst of all - two costly injuries. With the game still scoreless, Fernando Marçal landed awkwardly on a random play and was forced to leave the game due to injury (12 '). Half an hour later, Martin Terrier also had to abandon the match under similar circumstances. Two random injuries that perfectly summed up just how nothing went right for Lyon in the opening 45 minutes.
Despite an improved second half, Bruno Genesio's men never truly found their rhythm and were unable to reverse their two-goal deficit in a 2-0 loss. But there's little time to dwell on the result: Les Gones are back in action Wednesday at Groupama Stadium, where they'll host Caen in the Coupe de France quarterfinal. The perfect chance for redemption.