OL drops preseason finale to Bournemouth
. AS IT HAPPENED .
2'. Neither Traoré nor Dembélé can capitalize on a defensive gift from Bournemouth.
10'. Wilson strikes from just outside the box to put the hosts ahead. 1-0.
19'. Kilkenny beats Lopes from close range. 2-0.
23'. Lopes keeps Axe's header out with a fantastic save.
35'. Memphis puts Ramsdale to work in Bournemouth's goal.
63'. Terrier curls a shot from distance that goes just wide.
73'. King makes OL pay the price for a defensive miscue. 3-0.
76'. Mendes tried bending one to the upper right corner, but Ramsdale makes the save.
. THE MATCH .
After experimenting with a 4-3-3 and 4-4-2 formations mid-week against Liverpool, OL head coach Sylvinho lined up OL with a 4-2-3-1 in Saturday's preseason finale against Bournemouth. Les Gones started off strong at Vitality Stadium, showing good speed, mobility and intensity, which created some interesting situations in attack. But after 10 promising minutes, everything collapsed. Bournemouth took full advantage of giveaway in midfield to open the score, only to double their lead less than 10 minutes later.
It was back to the drawing board for Lyon in the second half, but real chances were few and far between - save for some long-range efforts from Terrier and Memphis. To make matters worse, the Cherries increased their lead after some lackadaisical play in the back from Les Gones. OL eventually regained some kind of momentum near the end of the proceedings, but not enough to get on the scoreboard.
. BOX SCORE .
Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth.
Goals: Wilson (11'), Kilkenny (19'), King (73') for Bournemouth.
OL: Lopes - Dubois, Andersen, Denayer, Rafael (Tete, 67') - Mendes (Tousart, 79'), Aouar (cap.) (Caqueret, 82') - Traoré (Lucas, 67'), Memphis (Cheikh, 67'), Terrier - Dembélé (Gouiri, 79'). Coach: Sylvinho.