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After OL–Lille: Martin Terrier, Léo Dubois lead Lyon turnaround

Published on 06 May 2019 at 12:20 PM
Après OL – Lille : Martin Terrier et Léo Dubois, symboles d’un état d’esprit retrouvé
Although OL were hoping for a better result against Lille, there were still positives to take from Sunday's 2-2 draw at Groupama Stadium. Undefeated in their last three matches, Lyon's late-season revival is due in large part to two summer arrivals: Martin Terrier and Léo Dubois.

Martin Terrier's incredible run continues: six goals (on 11 shots) in his last seven games. In Sunday night's 2-2 draw with Lille, the 22-year-old found the back of the net again with his ninth goal of the season in Ligue 1 Conforama (11 in all competitions). After scoring against former team RC Strasbourg earlier in the season, Terrier did the same last night against his Academy club, LOSC, with a close-range finish in the 11th minute off a nice pass from Memphis. And once again, the Armentières (Hauts-de-France) native opened the score in a league match. It's the sixth time he's done it in 13 league starts this season (vs. Strasbourg, Guingamp, Montpellier, Rennes, Dijon, Lille). OL's striker is currently on fire, boosted by the trust given from head coach Bruno Genesio, as well as his teammates on the pitch. The Lyon fans have also taken to Terrier, based on the ovation he was given after being subbed off in the 73rd minute.


The other symbol of OL's recent good form is fullback Léo Dubois, who put in another standout performance Sunday night. Solid defensively but also a constant attacking threat on the right flank, the former Nantes captain has been a constant in Genesio's formations this season. And despite his defensive error that led to Lille's second goal, he made up for it by leveling the score with this first Ligue 1 Conforama goal for Lyon. It was his third goal overall in all competitions, after netting in the Champions League against Shaktar Donestk and the Coupe de France, against Amiens.

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