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OL snap skid with win over Angers

Published on 19 April 2019 at 10:14 PM
OL – Angers SCO : l'OL reprend sa marche en avant (2-1)
Memphis and Martin Terrier scored as Lyon topped Angers 2-1 Friday night at Groupama Stadium to get back to winning ways and set their sights back on Champions League qualification.


10’. Memphis tries chipping it over Butelle and the shot goes just wide.

14’. Aouar splits Angers' defense with a perfect through ball for Memphis, who slots it home. 1-0.

22’. Memphis flirts with the brace with a powerful low shot that grazes the post.

23’. First Terrier, then Cornet is denied from close range by Butelle.

30’. Lopes makes a diving save to keep Pavlović's header out.

36’. Denayer's cross into the box almost goes in, only to hit the top netting.

39’. Aouar's threaded pass for Terrier allows the forward to fire past Butelle. 2-0.

56’.Fekir's shot from a tight angle flashes just wide of the far post.

75’. Terrier has a goal disallowed due to offside.

89’. After a poor ball from Lopes, Tousart scores an own-goal. 2-1.



Immersed in a three-game losing skid that left them out of the Coupe de France final, in danger of dropping out of third place in Ligue 1 Conforama and without a head coach at season's end, Lyon were in desperate need of a win Friday night at Groupama Stadium against Angers. Fortunately for Les Gones, things finally clicked as Memphis and Martin Terrier were on target in a 2-1 win that set them back on the right course.


Stuck in a drought of his own, Memphis found the back of the net in the 10th minute, finishing off a beautiful through ball from Houssem Aouar to score his first goal since March. Then it was in-form  Terrier's (39 ', 2-0) turn to double the lead, again off a fantastic assist from Aouar. Lyon were in the driver's seat the entire match, but wasted chance after chance to put the game away in the second half. This almost cost them late in the game, when an errant pass from Lopes caused a Tousart (89 ', 2- 1) own-goal. The Groupama Stadium crowd - as well as manager Bruno Genesio - feared the worst, but there would be no more mistakes and three much-needed three points were secured. 



Right now there's no stopping Martin Terrier, who scored in his fifth straight Ligue 1 Conforama game with Friday night's winner. The last player to equal this streak was current teammate Bertrand Traoré, who netted six times last season between Match Days 23 and 35. 



Groupama Stadium,  Décines.

L1 (J33) : OL – Angers SCO 2-1 (2-0).

Referee: Benoît Millot. Attendance: 43,917.

Goals: Memphis (14’) and Terrier (39’) for OL. Tousart own-goal (89') for Angers. 

Bookings: Mangani (58’) and Kanga (64’) for Angers.

OL: Lopes – Tete, Marcelo, Denayer, Dubois – Aouar, Ndombele – Cornet, N. Fekir (cap.) (Tousart, 84’), Terrier (B. Traoré, 76’) – Memphis (Dembélé, 90’).Coach: Bruno Genesio.

Angers SCO: Butelle – A. Bamba, I. Traoré (cap.), Pavlović, Manceau – Pajot (El Melali, 76’), Santamaria, Mangani (Fulgini, 64’) – Capelle (Kanga, 53’), Reine-Adelaïde, Tait. Coach: Stéphane Moulin.


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