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After OL-Dijon: The minimum is enough

Published on 04 February 2021 at 12:00 PM
Après OL -Dijon : Service minimum
By winning last night in Dijon, OL achieved their goal of winning for the third time in a row amid a busy week.

The score could have been more, without the intervention of the woodwork - OL are, after all, the team that has most often hit the post or the bar on its way this season in Ligue 1, or the saves made by the former Lyonnais Racioppi. But a great team must be able to settle for the minimum when necessary. Opening the scoring in the first half through Paqueta, the Lyonnais quickly took charge of the match and won their twelfth match out of the twelve in which they've scored the first goal. It's a win that's all the more important as all of Les Gones direct competitors also took three points in their respective matches, making this league that much more poised to come down to the wire.

 

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And while the next match is already set for Saturday, OL can still end this busy week by taking nine points from three matches. Admittedly, the level of play was not necessarily there, but as Rudi Garcia had hoped for at the pre-match press conference, the hierarchy had been respected. And in the same way that the reverse fixture against Strasbourg had triggered team's rise up the table, this rematch could also be an opportunity to return to the level of play to which the players have us accustomed.