OL-Brest: OL concede a draw (1-1)
1' The ball rolls in the first match of the season at Groupama Stadium
9’ A good cross from Thiago Mendes for Marcelo sees the defender's header fly off target.
21' Malo Gusto cuts inside and takes a chance with his left foot which flashes over the bar.
31’ Big chance for Moussa Dembele goes begging, as after a one-two with Houssem Aouar, the striker's left-footed effort is off-target.
43’ Brest score through Cardona. 0-1.
45’ OL are down 1-0 at the interval.
57’ Anthony Lopes’s superb double save keeps his team in the game.
62' GOAL! A good cross by Léo Dubois finds Karl Toko Ekambi and the winger heads the ball first time to Islam Slimani, who finishes perfectly. 1-1.
71’ A good cross from Houssem Aouar leads to Moussa Dembele's header but our number 9's attempt goes past the post.
81' Anthony Lopes makes a fine reflex save from Mounié's header.
90’ For their 100th game at Groupama Stadium, OL end up with a draw against Brest (1-1).
After a good start with the chances from Marcelo (9') and Moussa Dembele (31'), OL were stunned by Cardona, on the only chance for Brest, coming at the end of the first half. Playing their 100th match at Groupama Stadium, OL had to react. The changes made by coach Peter Bosz quickly paid off with substitute Islam Slimani (60’) scoring a few seconds after coming on following a very nice assist from Karl Toko Ekambi. Maxence Caqueret's teammates pushed for a winner but failed to take the three points. The team's next match is in Angers, next Sunday at 1 PM.
29,018 spectators at Groupama Stadium, Décines.
Ligue 1 Uber Eats, Matchday 1: OL-Stade Brestois 1-1
Goals: Slimani (62') for OL. Cardona for Brest (43')
Bookings: Magnetti (67') for Brest. Slimani (93') for OL.
OL: Lopes - Gusto, Marcelo, Lukeba, Dubois - Caqueret, Mendes (Paqueta 60'), Aouar - Toko Ekambi, Dembele, Cherki (Slimani 60'). Substitutes: Pollersbeck, Diomande, Keita, F. Da Silva Sanchez, Nsombi, Kadewere. Manager: Peter Bosz
Stade Brestois: Bizot - Brassier, Pierre-Gabriel (Faussurier 78'), Uronen, Chardonnet - Belkebla (Magnetti 18'), Honorat (Duverne 78'), Mbock - Faivre, Cardona (Le Douaron 66'), Mounié. Substitutes: Larsonneur, Coudert, Bain, Sow, Noé. Manager: Michel Der Zakarian