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OL pour it on in 5-1 rout of Toulouse

Published on 03 March 2019 at 7:00 PM

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Moussa Dembélé scored a three-minute brace while Memphis, Bertrand Traoré and Nabil Fekir (penalty) also found the back of the net as Lyon started off the month of March with a bang.

. AS IT HAPPENED .

3'. Tousart puts Reynet to work early with a low shot from distance.
10'. Memphis opens the score with a lovely, curling effort to the far post. 1-0
15'. Dossevi takes advantage of an OL defensive miscue to even things up. 1-1
30'. Traoré's cross into the penalty area fools everyone and ends up in the back of the net. 2-1
35'. Nabil Fekir converts from the penalty spot to restore Lyon's two-goal advantage. 3-1
67'. Dembélé goes it alone with a fantastic run and finish. 4-1
70'. Dembélé gets the quick brace after slotting home a perfect cross from Fekir. 5-1
85'. Great pass from Yassin Fekir for Memphis, who drags his shot just wide.


  THE MATCH 

Four days after qualifying for the Coupe de France semifinal with a 3-1 win over Caen, OL put on an even more impressive display Sunday evening at Groupama Stadium by routing Toulouse, 5-1, in their return to Ligue 1 Conforama action. With captain Nabil Fekir back in the fold after a three-game absence, Les Gones launched early attacks into enemy territory and quickly took the lead on a lovely curling effort from Memphis, (10 ', 1-0) who made it two goals in as many matches. But Les Violets responded quickly, taking advantage of a defensive slip-up from Ferland Mendy to even the score through Matthieu Dossevi (15 ', 1-1). Things wouldn't stay level for long, however. At the half-hour mark, Bertrand Traoré's cross into the box went completely untouched and passed the outstretched arms of keeper Baptiste Reynet to put the home side (30 ', 2-1) back in front. Just five minutes later, Fekir converted from the penalty spot (35 ', 3-1) to restore the two-goal cushion.

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After the break, Moussa Dembélé made up for some missed chances in the first half and took charge by scoring two goals in a three-minute span. First, the former Celtic striker got the ball in midfield, outran his markers all the way to the penalty area and beat Reynet with a nice finish (67 ', 4-1). Then, OL's top scorer this season reached 13 goals in all competitions by slotting home a perfect cross from Fekir. Traore flirted with a brace himself, only for a controversial VAR decision to overrule his stunning goal. But by that time nothing could ruin a Lyon's spectacular evening. A 5-1 rout at home - the perfect way to begin what's set to be a crucial month of March. 


. THE STAT .

31

With his 35th-minute penalty, Nabil Fekir became the top all-time scorer at Groupama Stadium with 31 goals. OL's captain established the new record with his ninth goal in Ligue 1 Conforama this season. The French World Cup champions is now ahead of former Lyon teammate Alexandre Lacazette, who found the back of the net 30 times at the Décines arena.

  
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. BOX SCORE .

Groupama Stadium, Décines.

L1 (MATCH DAY 27) : OL – TFC 5-1 (3-1)

Referee: Thomas Leonard. Attendance: 44,881.

Bookings:  Cahuzac (55') for Toulouse.

 

Red Card: Cahuzac (83') for Toulouse. 

 

Goals: Memphis (10'), Traoré (30'), Fekir (35' penalty) and Dembélé (67', 70') for OL. Dossevi (15') for Toulouse. 


OL: Lopes – Dubois, Marcelo, Denayer, Mendy (72', Rafael) – Traoré (84', Terrier), Ndombele, Tousart, Memphis – Fekir (cap.) – Dembélé (79', Y. Fekir). Coach: Bruno Genesio.


Toulouse: Reynet – Amian, Jullien, Shoji, Sylla – Sidibé (61', Durmaz), Sangaré, Cahuzac – Dossevi, Jean (54', Sanogo), Fradel (cap.). Coach: Alain Casanova.

 

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