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After OL-Lens: Paqueta, him again

Published on 07 January 2021 at 11:30 AM
Après OL - Lens : Paqueta, encore lui
In their first match of 2021, OL won 3-2 against Lens. It's a victory that the Lyonnais owe largely to the energy of Lucas Paqueta.

The weeks and the matches have been similar for some time for fans of Olympique Lyonnais. On the one hand, OL win: this was their third victory in a row, the tenth in the last twelve meetings, and on the other hand Lucas Paqueta has been irresistible. Yesterday the midfielder was the man of the match. In the first half he set the tone, and frustrating the Lens defenders thanks to his technical ability, and he was also the midfielder who had the most touches, presenting himself as an option on all attacks, and also the player who completed the most passes, including his assist for Memphis to open the scoring.



He was also behind the collective movement that culminated in the own goal by Fortes. Finally, he was the one who had picked out Maxwel Cornet, who  was fouled by Leca and would earn a penalty, converted by Memphis. Beyond his technical skills, OL's number 12 has also been important in keeping possession and recovering it. It has only been twelve matches for him in the Lyon jersey and yet he plays  as if he had always been there. In these  twelve matches Olympique Lyonnais has moved up from 14th to first place, and reinforced their good play again yesterday. Long may it continue.


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