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OL - Bayern : The end of a memorable epic (0-3)

Published on 19 August 2020 at 9:00 PM

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OL - Bayern : La fin d'une épopée mémorable (0-3)
Lacking experience but not desire, OL fell to Bayern Munich in the semifinals of the Champions League (3-0). A match in which OL had its chances, but they eventually gave in to an impressive opponent.



4' Superbly picked out by Caqueret, Memphis beats Neuer before narrowly missing his shot under pressure from the Bavarian goalkeeper.

11' Robert Lewandowski's off-balance attempt is saved by Anthony Lopes on his line.

16' Karl Toko-Ekambi hits the post!

18' Serge Gnabry opens the scoring for Bayern. 1-0.

33' Serge Gnabry doubles the lead by following  up after a nice save by Anthony Lopes. 2-0.

45' The second half begins.

51' Superb save by Anthony Lopes on a one-on-one with Ivan Perisic.

58' Beautifully picked out by Houssem Aouar, Karl Toko-Ekambi misses a one-on-one with Neuer.

88' Lewandowski scores the third goal of the evening. 3-0 




From achievement to achievement. Ten days after holding off Juventus and four days after eliminating Manchester City, OL had again to repeat the impossible against a European giant, who is equally, if not more impressive: Bayern Munich. Making no changes to a team that has done wonders, Rudi Garcia decided to play once more the famous 3-5-2 to try to make history, quite simply, by reaching the first Champions League final in the club's history. Once again, Lyon were not at all troubled by the stakes. On the contrary, they made the Bavarian giant nervous with a huge chance for Memphis and then a  post hit by Toko Ekambi.  Bayern were in the same space, displaying a lack of efficiency and opened the scoring against the run of play before doubling the lead. OL suffered for a few minutes and paid a heavy price - it was really annoying after such a great start.



Despite an ever-evident desire and the entry of Thiago Mendes, OL did not really manage to shake the Bavarian giant upon the restart. Memphis then ceded his place to Dembélé, who had scored a double in the quarterfinals against City. On the next move, Aouar played in Toko Ekambi  but the Cameroonian came up against a flawless Neuer. The solution seemed more and more difficult to find for Rudi Garcia who brought on Reine-Adélaïde, Tete then Cherki in the battle to get back into the match, without success. Both teams were running out of steam and clear chances were scarce, except for Philippe Coutinho’s goal, which was flagged off for offside. The minutes ticked by and Les Gones eventually conceded a third goal after a corner perfectly taken by Lewandowski. The game ended on this score (0-3), the same as it had ten years ago. Faced with a terrifyingly calm Bayern Munich, OL fell against a side stronger and more experienced, despite some good chance. It's the end of a European campaign as unexpected as it is exceptional on which the team can build. Yes, this team is capable of great things.




Stade José Alvalade (Lisbon)             

Champions League (Semifinal) : OL - Bayern Munich 0-3 (0-2)     

Referee: Mateu Lahoz.

Goals : Serge Gnabry (18', 33'), Robert Lewandowski (88')

Bookings : Marcelo (35'), Marçal (41'), Mendes (86') for OL

OL : Lopes - Denayer, Marcelo, Marçal (Cherki, 72') - Dubois (Tete, 66'), Caqueret, Guimaraes (Mendes, 45'), Aouar, Cornet - Memphis (Dembélé,57'), Toko-Ekambi (Reine-Adélaide, 66'). Manager : Rudi Garcia.

Bayern Munich : Neuer - Kimmich, Boateng (Sule, 45'), Alaba, Davies - Goretzka (Pavard, 82'), Thiago (Tolisso, 82')- Gnabry (Coutinho, 75'), Müller, Perisic (Coman, 63')- Lewandowski. Manager : Hansi Flick.












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