Monaco-OL: Sylvinho's men make a great first impression!
. AS IT HAPPENED .
5'. Dembélé connects a powerful header off Traoré's free kick. 0-1.
30'. Fabregas gets a straight red after a bed challenge on Dubois.
36'. Memphis' shot from distance goes between the keeper's legs. 0-2.
61'. Nice kick save from Lopes to keep Martins off the scoreboard.
66'. Traoré's close-range header hits the side netting.
80'. Tousart fires in a rocket from distance after a nice team build-up. 0-3.
. THE MATCH .
A new era has officially begun at Olympique Lyonnais. With sporting director Juninho looking on from the Stade Louis II stands, head coach Sylvinho on the sidelines and the captain's armband on Jason Denayer, Lyon kicked off the 2019-20 season with a resounding 3-0 win at Monaco. A fantastic first impression for Les Gones after a disappointing preseason in terms of results. Sylvinho's men wasted little time in letting their intentions be known, with Dembélé heading in the game's opening goal after just five minutes and the hosts going down a man after Fabregas saw a straight red card.
In control in the midfield and serene in the back, OL saw little resistance from an opponent that posed no real threat to Anthony Lopes in goal. Meanwhile, Traoré, Memphis and Dembélé were a constant menace in the visiting attack. The Dutchman made it 2-0 before the break and, after dominating the majority of the second half, Lyon put the game away on a long-range blast from Tousart. A fantastic way to start and the perfect lead up to next Friday's Groupama Stadium debut against Angers.
. BOX SCORE .
Stade Louis II, Monaco.
Goals: Dembélé (5'), Memphis (36'), Tousart (80') for OL.
Bookings: Aouar (33'), Dubois (63') for OL. Touré (54') for ASM.
Red card: Fabregas (30') for ASM.
ASM: Lecomte - Aguilar, Glik (cap.), Panzo, Ballo-Touré - Henrichs (Traoré, 74'), Jemerson, Fabregas - Martins, Foster (Boschilia, 46'), Lopes (Sylla, 80'). Coach: Leonardo Jardim.
OL: Lopes - Dubois, Andersen, Denayer (cap.), Koné (Tete, 86') - Mendes, Tousart, Aouar (Lucas, 77') - Traoré (Cornet, 83'), Dembélé, Memphis. Coach: Sylvinho.