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OL give Genesio a goodbye to remember

Published on 24 May 2019 at 10:58 PM
Nîmes - OL : cet OL aura été renversant ! (2-3)
Lyon earned a dramatic 3-2, come-from-behind win at Nîmes in the last game of the Ligue 1 Conforama season as outgoing head coach Bruno Genesio finished his tenure on the bench in victorious fashion.

. AS IT HAPPENED .

6'. Cornet opens the score with a cool finish to the far post. 0-1

9'. Gorgelin makes the save to deny Briançon.

11'. Ripart levels it for the home side. 1-1

22'. Marcelo's powerful header is kept out by Bernardoni.

28'. Savanier rattles the crossbar from distance.

38'. Memphis almost surprises the keeper with an sudden attempt at goal

45+3'. Bobichon's first time shot off a Savanier corner kick puts the hosts ahead. 2-1

89'. Cornet fires with his right foot to bag the brace and even the proceedings. 2-2

90+1'. Ndombele taps in Dubois' cross to give Lyon all three points. 2-3

 


  THE MATCH  

There was no pressure whatsoever, but plenty of pride at stake as Olympique Lyonnais closed out the 2018/19 L1 season at the Stade des Costières, site of Friday's dramatic 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Nîmes. Bruno Genesio's tenure as OL head coach ended with another fantastic win a week after a 4-0 home blowout result over Caen assured Les Gones third place in the standings and a trip to the next Champions League.  

 

Despite the lack of urgency, Lyon's outgoing boss only made one change to his Starting XI: with Mathieu Gorgelin replacing the injured Anthony Lopes (ribs) between the sticks. Everything else remained unchanged, and Maxwel Cornet continued his torrid end-of-season form by opening the score early off a Memphis service into the box (6 ', 0-1). The tone was set right away. But after a nice save from  Gorgelin, Nimes, specifically striker Ripart, retaliated five minutes later (11 ', 1-1). The first period was open, with each side creating opportunities until the hosts finally took the lead in stoppage time . before the break. On a corner kick, Savanier set up Bobichon perfectly for the latter to break the deadlock (45+3'', 2-1). 

 

nimes terrier une

 

The second period concluded just as the first did: with late drama. This time, however, it was OL making things happen, as Maxwel Cornet leveled the score by firing home with his right foot (89 ', 2-2) just seconds before Tanguy Ndombele tapped in Leo Dubois cross (90 + 1', 2-3 ) to turn things around in unexpected fashion. His first league goal and a last hurrah to remember for Bruno Genesio. So long, 2018/19...  

 
 

. THE MOMENT .

Maxwel Cornet's brace

Maxwel Cornet finished this season just about as well as anybody could. With Friday's two-goal haul, the Ivorian striker was first involved in 12 goals in Ligue 1 Conforama this season (7 goals, 5 assists), including 11 in his last 10 games (6 goals, 5 assists) . Cornet also scored six goals in his last five matches.

 


. THE STAT .

185

Three and a half years after replacing Hubert Fournier in December 2015, Bruno Genesio coached his last match on the OL bench. He also took the opportunity to become the 3rd most capped coach in the history of the club with 185 matches, just barely surpassing Aimé Jacquet (183). Aimé Mignot (333) and Raymond Domenech (203) are the only ones with more appearances. The now-former Lyon manager finished with a record of 102 wins, 36 draws and 47 defeats.

   
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. BOXSCORE .

Stade des Costières, Nîmes.
L1 (MATCH DAY 38) : Nîmes Olympique – OL 2-3 (2-1)

Referee: François Letexier.

Goals: Cornet (6' and 89'), Ndombele (90') for OL. Ripart (11'), Briançon (45+3') for Nîmes.

Bookings: Paquiez (61') for Nîmes. Traoré (90') for OL. 

Nîmes: Bernardoni - Paquiez, Briançon (cap.), Miguel, Maouassa - Ferri, Savanier, Bobichon - Thioub (Guillaume, 80'), Ripart, Baouanga. Coach: Bernard Blaquart.

OL: Gorgelin - Dubois, Marcelo (cap.), Morel, Mendy - Cornet, Ndombele, Aouar, Terrier (Traoré, 74') - Memphis - Dembélé (Tousart, 84'). Coach: Bruno Genesio.  

 

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