Amiens - OL : a frustrating end to the match (2-2)
. KEY MOMENTS .
3': Aouar's shot stopped by Gurtner.
7': Jallet opens the score on free-kick. 1-0
9' : Dembélé responds immediately from Reine-Adélaïde's cross. 1-1
26': After strong play on the counter, Aouar can't get his shot on target.
31': Kakuta's long shot goes over the goal.
34': From a great cross by Traoré, Dembélé puts the ball in the back of the net. 1-2
54': Huge opportunity for Amiens but Guirassy is offside.
61': Diabaté scores, but is flagged offside.
73': An impressive one-two and shot from Kakuta forces Lopes into action.
91': Bodmer punishes OL with a shot on the turn. 2-2
. SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS .The international break provided Lyon with the opportunity to change the mood around the team. It was necessary to do this after the last two league games had ended in a defeat and a draw. OL were quickly looking dangerous through Houssem Aouar, but were punished in the seventh minute on a free kick from Christophe Jallet. The former Nice player sent the ball into the area, but no one iwas able to meet it. Caught flat-footed, Anthony Lopes watched the ball lodge in the back of his net (7 ', 1-0). But Lyon don't wait long to respond, showing that they have character. It came from a superb bit of skill from Jeff Reine-Adelaïde, who dribbled past two players before setting up Moussa Dembélé, OL leveling the score (9 ', 1-1).
The match is balanced and the midfield, particularly Jeff Reine-Adelaïde are getting forward at will. Amiens are not to be outdone either, and the two teams trade blows. Moussa Dembélé, more efficient than his opponents, gives the advantage to his team by registering a double well assisted by Bertrand Traoré (34 ', 1-2). OL converts its chances and is dangerous with each action. Little by little, the proteges of Jean-Michel Aulas grow into the match and get big opportunities by Martin Terrier. They return to the locker room with the advantage (1-2).
The second period started with the same intensity as the first. Both teams are attack-minded and the match is end-to-end. At the hour mark, the players of Luka Elsner dominate possession and are the more dangerous. Their pressing obliges the Lyon to clear quickly with Amiens recovering the ball high up the pitch. As in the first part of the match, the intensity falls gradually. Opportunities are more rare for OL, who try to manage the match by not conceding a second goal. At the last, Les Gones end up cracking under the pressure, and two former Lyonnais are involved. Christophe Jallet, again, delivers an assist for Mathieu Bodmer who turns and and finds the net (91 ', 2-2). Dominated, a draw for Olympique Lyonnais is a logical result. A few days before the clash against Zenit, OL showed two faces and will have to show something else to hope to win.
. THE CONSULTANT'S ANALYSIS / ARNAUD RIVENET.
We did not come together in the first half. Two goals scored were the minimum return. This match should have made us switch to a positive style of play. We played at half-speed in that. We showed two faces. We suspected that Amiens would throw themselves into battle but we panicked in the second half.
At Stade de la Licorne inAmiens.
L1 (J5) : Amiens SC - OL 2-2 (1-2).
Referee: Benoît Bastien. Attendance : 12000.
Buts : Dembélé (9', 34') for l'OL and Jallet (7') and Bodmer (91') for Amiens.
Cautions : Reine-Adelaïde (75') and Diabaté (4'), Aleesami (88') for Amiens.
OL : Lopes - Tete, Andersen, Marcelo (Solet, 82'), Dubois (cap.) - Reine-Adelaïde (Lucas, 78'), Tousart, Aouar - Traoré, Dembélé, Terrier (Cornet, 85'). Manager : Sylvinho.
Amiens SC : Gurtner - Jallet, Chedjou, Lefort, Aleesami - Kakuta, Blin (Monconduit, 75'), Gnahoré, Diabaté (Bodmer, 85')- Guirassy, Konaté (Otéro, 23'). Manager : Luka Elsner.