OL - Toulouse : three goals and a jump in the standings! (3-0)
25. There is plenty of concern around Terrier, who had fainted and was replaced by Toko Ekambi.
29. Cornet beats the goalkeeper after a superb bit of play on the flank. 1-0.
31. Démbélé's shot from the centre fails to find the back of the net
37 '. Half-volley by Leya Iseka captured by Tatarusanu.
56 '. Cornet over-hits his shot after having been played in perfectly by Aouar.
71 '. Dembélé get his goal after being found by Marçal at the penalty spot. 2-0.
77 '. Toko Ekambi finishes the scoring with a shot across goal. 3-0.
Following qualifying for the Coupe de la Ligue final on Tuesday evening, the start of 2020 has dispelled doubts. Completely and definitively? The time was now in any case for confirmation of this progress in the league after having completed our missions in the domestic cups. And this race against the clock to hope for the podium resumed with the reception of Toulouse, the bottom side in very great difficulty. No question of coming back with the bit between their teeth, Lyon were immediately on the attack. The enthusiasm was unfortunately short-lived. Martin Terrier collapsed, a victim of a fainting spell that was ultimately harmless. Karl Toko Ekambi, who arrived at the start of the week, replaced him for his very first minutes, but it was the player who celebrated his 200th match with OL, Maxwel Cornet who found the breakthrough just before the half hour mark.
After a dominant first period where Ciprian Tatarusanu barely was put to the test, the men of Rudi Garcia slightly dropped their intensity slightly in the second. Toulouse held the ball a little more and even managed to get closer to the penalty area. The lead was doubled only twenty minutes from time ... Moussa Dembélé, scorer in each of the last five matches, was responsible for making the breakthrough. The hardest bit was over and Karl Toko Ekambi would celebrate his debut with a goal. This 6th consecutive victory in 2020 allows OL to temporarily go back to 5th place in the league table!
. EXPERT ANALYSIS - ARNAUD RIVENET
It was important to get back on the right track. We will have to continue this run, especially Thursday in the cup and Sunday in the league. You have to string the wins together as we dropped a lot of points in the first half of the season.
At Groupama Stadium, Décines.
L1 (J21) : OL - Toulouse Football Club 3-0 (1-0)
Referee: Antony Gautier. Attendance : 42 582.
Goals : Cornet (29'), Dembélé (71'), Toko Ekambi (77') for OL.
Bookings: Vainqueur (46') for TFC.
OL : Tatarusanu - Rafael, Marcelo, Denayer (cap.), Marçal - Caqueret, Mendes, Aouar (Cherki, 73') - Terrier (Toko Ekambi, 26'), Dembélé, Cornet (Traoré, 79'). Manager: Rudi Garcia.
TFC : Kalinic - .Moreira (cap.), Gabrielsen, Diakité, Sylla - Vainqueur, Sangaré - Dossevi (Said, 75'), Koné, Boisgard (Adli, 84') - Leya Iseka (Koulouris, 69'). Manager: Denis Zanko.