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OL-Monaco(CDF): A cruel outcome (0-2)

Published on 21 April 2021 at 9:10 PM
OL - Monaco (CDF) : Vraiment pas récompensé (0-2)
OL lost, 2-0, to Monaco in the quarterfinals of the Coupe de France.

Key moments

12'. A powerful but off-target shot from Bard, after being played in by Memphis.
14'. Attempt by Cornet cutting in from the right which passes just over the bar.
17'. Paqueta's shot is blocked by Majecki after a bit of skill from Memphis.
31'. Another effort for Cornet who hits the outside of the post.
34'. Marcelo hits the post with a header from a corner.
35'. A volley from the penalty spot by Caqueret bounces off the bar.
51'. Diomande is sent off and a penalty given for a high foot in the box.
54'. The penalty is converted by Ben Yedder. 0-1.
56'. A magnificent Pollersbeck save keeps Ben Yedder out.
61'. Volland scores from a tight angle, with a powerful strike just under the bar. 0-2.
77'. Aouar's effort lands in the gloves of Majecki.
90 + 2'. Slimani's effort on the volley flies over.


Match summary

Scheduled before two crucial matches in Ligue 1, this big match in the quarterfinals of the Coupe de France was by no means a match to be disregarded. Success in a visit from Monaco could indeed set the tone for what was to come. In an attempt to thwart the form team of 2021, Rudi Garcia played a 3-4-3 with Diomande, De Sciglio and Bard coming into the side. The plan worked well in an impressive start to the match dominated by Lyon, who were bossing the game offensively. Their willingness to set the pace, and to get forward allowed them to create great opportunities for themselves but not to take the lead on the scoreboard. Les Gones had a lot of bad luck, hitting the woodwork three times in the span of five minutes!




Their bad luck would continue at the start of the second half, though -- on their first real chance, the Monegasques saw Diomande sent off and won a penalty, converted by Ben Yedder. Already very fiery, the game would get even worse, with ASM getting a second goal shortly thereafter. With this cruel turn of events, the Lyonnais seemed to lose the plot after what had been a fine performance until then. Left feeling unrewarded for their efforts on the night, OL exited the Coupe de France and now only have five league matches to give themselves an exciting end to the season. For that, it will quickly be necessary to switch gears, starting with a visit from Lille on Sunday at 9 p.m.


Match details

At Groupama Stadium, Décines. 

Coupe de France (Quarterfinals): OL-AS Monaco 0-2 (0-0)

Referee: Stéphanie Frappart. Attendance: Behind closed doors.

Goals: Ben Yedder (54' pen), Volland (61') for Monaco. 

Bookings: Volland (1'), Ballo-Toure (57') for Monaco. Diomande (7', 51'), Mendes (9'), Paqueta (49'), De Sciglio (57'), Memphis (68') for OL. 

Dismissals: Diomande (51') for OL. 

OL: Pollersbeck - Diomande, Marcelo, De Sciglio - Dubois (Ozkacar, 80'), Mendes (Guimaraes, 76'), Caqueret, Bard - Memphis (cap.) (Toko Ekambi, 70'), Paqueta (Aouar, 69'), Cornet (Slimani, 69'). Manager: Rudi Garcia. 

Monaco : Majecki - Aguilar, Disasi, Badiashile, Ballo-Toure (Sidibe, 64') - Diop (Golovin, 15'), Fofana, Tchouameni, Henrique - Ben Yedder (cap.) (Geubbels, 82'), Volland (Martins, 82'). Manager: Niko Kovac. 


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