LIVE – Lyon-Brest: OL puts the pressure on, Cherki on the legs
Cherki for Lepenant
Cherki had again mobilized several Brest defenders before serving Lepenant, whose strike is countered despite everything. But as a playmaker, Cherki is omnipresent at the start of the match.
The ball is clearly Lyonnais
Brest managed to shoot a few arrows at the start of the game but this is no longer the case, the OL midfielder has completely taken over this game.
Tolisso tries his luck
The strike could have been tricky but it is captured by Bizot without problem.
Gusto chains the centers
They are in the arms of Bizot or repelled by the Brest defense, vigilant on these phases for the moment.
NEW BIZOT PARADE!
The Dutchman holds the house for Brest! Lacazette and Cherki combine well before the Lyon playmaker serves Barcola, whose cross shot from the right is good but pushed back by Bizot.
After a magnificent dribble in the middle of the box, Cherki serves Lovren back instead of hitting. The Croatian tries to take over with one touch but is countered. Corner for OL, which pushes.
Lacazette stumbles on Bizot!
This time, Lacazette plays well with his body to get into a striking position. But the angle is closed and Bizot can push back for a corner.
Lacazette resumes in the surface
Very good defense from Lala, while the Lyon captain tried to play with his body in the box. Lacazette was prevented from striking.
Lyon takes the time
The possession phase ends with a cross from Tagliafico, diverted for a corner by Lala. This is the first set piece of the game.
Cherki impales on the defense
He had tried to dribble in the axis of the surface, but he was stopped.
Mounié serves Belkebla badly
It was however a good situation with Beklebla who arrived launched into the Lyon area. Brest, in any case, put OL in difficulty with each rapid attack.
The Lyon kop chants the name of Juninho
A two-way message, perhaps, since the Brazilian celebrated his birthday this week by being at the heart of statements interposed with Jean-Michel Aulas.
Cherki for Caqueret
OL respond to Brest actions. Cherki crosses well for Caqueret at the entrance to the surface. The midfielder places a header off target, but it was a good situation.
Barcola in the box!
The young Lyonnais set fire to the Brest defense and opened up a shooting position but he didn’t take his chance and it closed.
Another hot shot in the Lyon area. Honorat crosses for Camara, whose recovery is unscrewed but returns to Honora, who can strike in turn. Lopes is well above and pushed back.
Lovren clears a first hot ball
Beautiful Brest offensive, which is quickly projected to recovery. After a knockdown from Camara, Honorat looked for his teammate in the middle but Lovren cut well and cleared.
Both teams advance cautiously in these first minutes. Cherki seems very free in his movements while Lacazette and Barcola are still in front.
Let’s go to Lyon
The stands are sparse but not too hostile to OL at the moment. The kick-off is given by the Brestois.
The opportunity to recall the compositions.
LOL: Lopes – Gusto, Lovren, Diomandé, Tagliafico – Lepenant, Caqueret, Tolisso – Barcola, Cherki, Lacazette.
Brest: Bizot – Lala, Duverne, Hérelle, Brassier – Camara, Belkebla, Magnetti – Mounié, Honorat, Le Douarnon.
OL 11th at kick-off
With the victories of Reims and Toulouse in the matches resumed at 7 p.m., Lyon will start their match in 11th place in the standings. In the event of victory, OL will therefore replace themselves in 9th place and will regain ground on Clermont, Lille and Lorient, just ahead.
OL cannot move forward without Lacazette
The Lyon captain has been involved in more than half of his team’s goals this season in Ligue 1.
Amin Sarr, number 7 on the bench
The 21-year-old striker bought 11 million euros from Heerenveen will sit on the OL bench for the first time with the number 7, which he recovered following the departure of Karl Toko Ekambi.
Lyon will have to be wary of set pieces
Brest have scored 61% of their goals in Ligue 1 this season from set pieces.
OL have found their way to victory in L1
Thanks to goals from Lepenant and Lacazette, Olympique Lyonnais won again in Ligue 1 this weekend, against Ajaccio, after three games without success against Clermont, Nantes and Strasbourg. OL now hope to start a good series to leave 9th place in the championship and move up to European places.
Brest with Mounié and Honorat, Elis on the bench
Last minute recruit in Brest, Alberth Elis is on the bench. Kenny Lala, who arrived in Brittany at the beginning of the month, is the holder.
The composition of Brest: Bizot – Lala, Duverne, Hérelle, Brassier – Camara, Belkebla, Magnetti – Mounié, Honorat, Le Douaron.
OL without Jeffinho but with Sarr on the bench
Amine Sarr, one of Lyon’s winter recruits, is on the bench for this meeting. Ditto for Lukeba, absent last weekend against Ajaccio and back among the substitutes. In front, we find Lacazette surrounded by young Cherki and Barcola.
The composition of OL: Lopes – Gusto, Lovren, Diomandé, Tagliafico – Lepenant, Caqueret, Tolisso – Barcola, Cherki, Lacazette.
Hello and welcome to this live
In difficulty, Lyon, stuck in the soft underbelly in 9th place, 9 points from 5th place, receives Brest who have just placed a card against Angers. It will therefore be with Rayan Cherki who ultimately did not join PSG despite the procrastination of the Parisian club. It is also Lyon’s first game after Jean-Michel Aulas’ violent outings against Juninho and the ensuing fan protests. A match where last minute rookie Jeffinho cannot be fielded. Amine Sarrhe is part of the group. The compositions will fall around 8 p.m. Kick-off at 9 p.m. on Canal+ Sport. A match to watch live with commentary on the RMC Sport website and app.
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