Lyon in demonstration
Olympique Lyonnais delighted the public present at Groupama Stadium on Thursday evening during the second day of the group stage of the Europa League (3-0).
Worn by a Karl Toko-Ekambi of the great evenings author of two goals and an assist for Houssem Aouar, the Gones outclassed the defending champion of Denmark, very shy this evening.
Fans had to wait until the second half to see the Danish lock explode after a plethora of opportunities yet to be converted.
As against the Rangers, it was Toko-Ekambi who found the loophole. After a good action initiated on the left side by Emerson, Lucas Paqueta returned the ball to the far post on the Lyon striker who only had to push the ball (64 ‘).
A few minutes later, the Gones stepped up the pressure, in particular thanks to Cherki who had just entered the game.
The young hopeful international had fun with the Danish defense on his right side before serving Toko-Ekambi who shot Hermansen (71 ‘).
At the end of the game, the striker turned into a passer. After a raid on the right wing, he tackled a millimeter cross on Aouar’s head which pierced Hermansen (86 ‘).
OL have two victories in two matches and are in first place in group A.
Solid Monaco in Anoeta
AS Monaco has meanwhile obtained a precious point on the lawn of Real Sociedad (1-1).
In a boiling Anoeta stadium, Niko Kovac’s players opened the scoring in the first period thanks to a header from Disasi on a corner hit by Diop (16 ‘).
Unfortunately for ASM, Merino equalized, also from a corner, after an unstoppable uncrossed header at the start of the second half (53 ‘).