After OL-Montpellier: The run ends in 3 stats
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It's been tough at home! Beaten against Metz and then nearly upset when Bordeaux visited two weeks ago, OL again had their difficulties in a Groupama Stadium which unfortunately continues to sit empty, despite the a strong match against Strasbourg (3-0). While the team were saved by a miracle from Dubois in stoppage time against Les Girondins (2-1), this time it did not come to pass against Montpellier (1-2). This new loss weighs heavily on the club's home record, which remains poor relative to their away performances. Of the last ten points dropped in the league, eight have been at home.
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Montpellier is the new bête noire. The only team, along with Metz to have beaten OL this season, the Héraultais did it again in the reverse fixture. It was not necessarily a huge surprise as the Lyonnais have had difficulties in recent seasons against this opponent, winning only won one of their last seven games against Montpellier in Ligue 1 Uber Eats, a combined record of one win, three draws and three losses in that span. The last victory, by a score of 3 goals to 2, dates back to March 17, 2019 at Groupama Stadium.
“There was a lack of ability in terms of finishing. We had a lot of chances. It’s a night which ends without success.“ A few minutes after a frustrating defeat against Montpellier, Rudi Garcia spoke about the evening's issues. However, Lyon had once again proven that they are the team who shoot the most in the league this season, albeit lacking efficiency. They had 24 efforts on goal, against 12 for Montpellier, with only 8 of these on target, and just one goal come the end of the match.