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After Bordeaux – OL : When Dembélé scores, all goes well!

Published on 12 January 2020 at 10:00 AM
Après Bordeaux – OL : Quand Dembélé va, tout va !
In the first Ligue 1 Conforama match of 2020, OL won against Girondins de Bordeaux (1-2). It was a victory made at the start of the second period, thanks in particular to a goal by Moussa Dembélé.

The end of a fallow run

Moussa Dembélé yesterday afternoon ended his longest series of Ligue 1 Conforama matches without scoring since his debut in competition. The Lyon striker hadn't found his way to the net since November 23 against OGC Nice. A 5 game scoreless run has never happened to the former Celtic goalscorer. OL need their number 9 to be successful. As proof, when Moussa Dembélé  has scored this season in the league, OL have taken 20 points out of 27 possible.

 

Re-discovering the connections

 

The simultaneous injuries of Memphis Depay and Jeff Reine-Adélaïde certainly have not helped the Lyon striker. Close with the Dutchman in attack since the start of the season, the duo of Dembélé and Memphis managed to suit each other well on the pitch and unsettle many defenses. The arrival of the Angevin midfielder this summer was also beneficial to him, with two assists against Amiens and Toulouse. Now, the Lyon attack has changed its personnel and it is essential to find new connections if OL want to catch up in the league.

 

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2020 starts well

Moussa Dembélé has scored in his first three matches in all competitions since the start of 2020 (two goals in the Coupe de France against Bourg, one in the Coupe de la Ligue against Brest and one goal yesterday in Bordeaux). One could say that the Lyon striker has started the year off pretty well. Three matches, four goals, qualification for the Round of 32 in the Coupe de France, qualification for the semi-final of the Coupe de la Ligue and a jump of 7 places in the league. The Lyon striker is undoubtedly the team's bellwether: when he is doing well, OL are doing well. Let's hope that this beautiful series continues because the players of Rudi Garcia will have a busy but exhilarating end to the season.

 


 

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