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OL - Brest (CDL) : a semifinal to celebrate the new year as a family (3-1)

Published on 08 January 2020 at 9:05 PM
OL - Brest (CDL) : une demie pour célébrer la nouvelle année en famille (3-1)
This Wednesday, OL beat Brest in their first match of the year at Groupama Stadium (3-1) and qualified for the semifinals of the Coupe de la Ligue, and now can calmly prepare for Saturday's trip to Bordeaux, part of the 20th matchday of the French championship.


2'. Tatarusanu stops a strike from Autret.
Leon does not clear the ball well, it falls to Mendes who shoots over.
Cornet finds Traore at the far post whose volley is punched away by Léon.
On the following corner, Tete's shot goes over.
Aouar plays a long ball for Dembélé, and the striker gets ahead of Léon by scoring with a flat foot. 1-0.
On a long ball, Tatarusanu has a mix-up with Denayer but Autret fails to take advantage of it.
Aouar fakes a one-two with Cornet, turns into the middle and has a shot which hits the bar.
Aouar almost takes advantage of the opponent's careless error to beat Leon from distance, on the left.
Autret controls in the middle and fires a powerful volley which is saved by Tatarusanu.
Played in on the right, Tete enters the area and finds Aouar who scores with the help of the post. 2-0.
Picked out by Dembélé in behind the defense, Terrier misses his one-on-one with Leon.
In the area, Cornet is on the heels of Dembélé whose shot, deflected by Chardonnet, fails to beat Leon.
Cherki tries his luck but his shot is too soft to worry the opposing goalkeeper.
An inswinging corner by Traore is deflected to the near post by Dembélé, but it goes wide.
Mayi feeds Grandsir who beats Tatarusanu across goal 2-1.
90 + 1'.
Caqueret assists Jean Lucas in the middle, who scores with a long shot into the corner. 3-1.



For their first home match in 2020, Olympique Lyonnais hosted Stade Brestois 29 in the quarterfinals of the Coupe de la Ligue. It was an opportunity for Les Gones to record a second straight cup victory, after defeating Bourg-Péronnas in the Coupe de France last weekend (0-7), and to reassure themselves by building their confidence ahead of returning to the championship on Saturday in Bordeaux. In a first period dominated by Lyon, Ciprian Tatarusanu, who was making his second start of the season, and the second in this competition, was able to cope with the few chances conceded, until the players of Rudi Garcia opened the scoring. Houssem Aouar played a long ball for Moussa Dembélé and the latter beat the keeper with a shot across goal from the left (1-0, 19’). Back on the pitch, Bertrand Traoré was able to appreciate the performance of Maxwel Cornet, very comfortable in his new role as left back. His numerous runs made it possible to free up space in the middle, notably resulting in a magnificent strike by Houssem Aouar which hit the crossbar just before half-time (42 ’).


Back from the locker room, Lyon resumed play at full speed in front of the more than 20,000 spectators present at the stadium and Aouar doubled the lead (55 ’, 2-0) thanks to a great cross by Kenny Tete. The residents of Groupama Stadium then continued to control the game by leaving very little to their opponents. Rayan Cherki, who came off the bench, took the opportunity to earn more playing time after scoring his first goal in official competition in the last match. The same was true for the young midfielder Maxence Caqueret, who was able to come on at the end of the game. And if Samuel Grandsir had troubled Lyon's calmness by reducing the score late on (86 ', 2-1),  a goal in extra time extinguished any hope of an equalizer by Stade Brestois. Played in by Caqueret, Jean Lucas completed the score with a sublime strike twenty meters from goal (90 + 1 ', 3-1). Without much effort, Olympique Lyonnais won 3 goals to 1 in front of their home crowd and qualified for the semifinals of the competition. Now all that remains  is the name of the next opponent, which will be known Thursday evening after the draw.


It’s good to have done the work. With a little luck, we will have a good draw. We have achieved qualification even if everything was not perfect. There were some technical mistakes in particular and some impatience. It’s a little difficult but the main thing, qualification, came about tonight. We lacked concentration in a particular way.



At Groupama Stadium, Décines.

Coupe de la Ligue (quarterfinal) : OL - Stade Brestois 29 3-1 (1-0).

Referee: Jérome Brisard. Attendance : 20 096.


Goals : M. Dembélé (19'), H. Aouar (55') and J. Lucas (90+1') for OL. S. Grandsir (86') for Stade Brestois.

Bookings : L. Tousart (41'), J. Lucas (90') and M. Caqueret (90+3') for OL. G. Charbonnier (63') and R. Perraud (87') for Stade Brestois.

Dismissals : none.


OL : C. Tatarusanu - K. Tete, J. Andersen, J. Denayer ©, M. Cornet - B. Traoré, L. Tousart (J. Lucas, 56'), T. Mendes, H. Aouar (R. Cherki, 70') - M. Terrier (M. Caqueret, 81'), M. Dembélé.  

Manager: Rudi Garcia.


Stade Brestois 29 : D. Léon - G. Bélaud ©, B. Chardonnet, D. Bain, R. Perraud - H. Mbock, H. Magnetti - J. Faussurier (F. N'Goma, 57'), M. Autret (K. Mayi, 79'), S. Grandsir - A. Mendy (G. Charbonnier, 68').

Manager : Olivier Dall'Oglio.



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