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Brondby-OL: Lyon make it five in five! (1-3)

Published on 25 November 2021 at 9:00 PM
Brondby - OL : Les Lyonnais reçus 5 sur 5 (1-3)
Olympique Lyonnais headed to Denmark to face Brondby this Thursday at 9 p.m., as part of the 5th matchday of the Europa League, where a double from Rayan Cherki powered us to a 3-1 win, keeping up our perfect record in the competition!

Match summary

Olympique Lyonnais traveled to a very cold Denmark on Thursday night to face Brondby in the fifth and penultimate day of the Europa League group stage. Already qualified, Peter Bosz's men were keen to get back into a playing rhythm after the events of the last round in Ligue 1 Uber Eats. With a place already obtained in the round of 16, the Dutch coach saw fit to make some changes to his starting XI. The Lyonnais lacked a sense of coherence from the outset, and struggled to get close to the Danish goal in the first half. It was not until the 21st minute indeed that we would see a first effort from the Rhone side. Despite several chances on the counter, OL lacked a cutting edge in their finishing to worry Hermansen in the first half.



The second half would make the difference in this match, though. The Danes scored the game's first as soon as they got back from the locker room. But this goal would only serve to wake up the Lyonnais. Rayan Cherki signaled the comeback with the first goal for OL, and then saw himself notch a brace with a very nice goal, turning inside to beat his man and finish at the near post. Lucas Paqueta came on late in the game and would set up Islam Slimani, who headed home to allow OL to double the lead. It was thus a fifth victory in five Europa League matches for Peter Bosz’s men this season, as result that sees the team back on track and well prepared to travel to Montpellier this Sunday at 5 p.m.

 

Key moments

3' Good block from Henrique on a Danish attack.
21' A first Lyon attempt falls to Rayan Cherki, who strikes with his right foot, sending in a low shot which is gathered by Hermansen.
30' Islam Slimani tries a volley from the edge of the box. Maxso blocks the shot, deflecting it wide with his head.
36'  A great block from Malo Gusto to take the ball of the feet of Greve in the area.
38' A one-two between Tino Kadewere and Moussa Dembélé which allows the Zimbabwean to get into a good position, but unfortunately his shot curls wide.
50' GOAL. Brondby open the scoring through Uhre who fires in a cross from the right. 1-0
57' GOAL. Rayan Cherki latches on to a ball in the box and curls it in with his left foot to beat the Danish goalkeeper. 1-1
66' GOAL. Rayan Cherki cuts inside and finishes at the near post. 1-2
76' GOAL. Lucas Paqueta sends a cross to the far post from which Islam Slimani scores with a header. 1-3

 

Match details

At Brondby Stadion, Brondby, Danemark.

Europa League, Matchday Five: Brondby-OL 1-3 (0-0)

Referee: Georgi Kabakov.

Goals: Mikael Uhre (50') for Brondby; Rayan Cherki (57', 66'), Islam Slimani (76') for OL.

Bookings: Greve (27'), Tshiembe (84') for Brondby; Da Silva (79'), Lukeba (79') for OL.

Brondby: Hermansen – Heggheim (Rosted, 81'), Maxso, Tshiembe – Bruus, Greve (Ben Slimane, 63'), Radosevic (Cappis, 75'), Frendrup, Riveros (Mensah, 63') – Uhre (Divkovic, 75'), Hedlund. Substitutes: Mikkelsen, Gammelby, Pavlovic, Fallenius, Singh, Pyndt, Borkeeiet. Manager: Niels Frederiksen.

OL: Lopes – Gusto (Vogel, 87'), Da Silva, Lukeba, Henrique – Cherki, Keita (Caqueret, 75'), T. Mendes (Bruno G., 75'), Kadewere (Toko Ekambi, 75') – Dembélé (Paqueta, 75'), Slimani. Substitutes: Pollersbeck, Bonnevie, Emerson, Denayer, Vogel, Aouar, Shaqiri. Manager: Peter Bosz.

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