OL put the pressure back on

Winner in Brest of a spectacular match (2-3), OL regained the lead in the championship before the Lille and Paris meetings on Sunday.

After watching his rivals shine or not on the European stage, as since the start of the season, theOlympique Lyonnais has fulfilled its part of the contract. A week after its defeat against Montpellier at Groupama Stadium, the Rhone club revived by going to win at Brest (2-3), Friday evening, to regain the lead in the championship and put pressure on the “Europeans”, Lille and PSG, who will play on Sunday.

The downside is that OL, like their start in 2021, made a very imperfect copy. However, the Gones were able to take advantage of the Brest mistakes to make a huge difference in the first period. Lucas Paqueta stole the ball from Sébastien Cibois to equalize (0-1, 9th), then a loss of Breton ball led to the second goal signed Houssem Aouar (0-2, 29th). And Memphis depay, passer on the second goal, obtained a penalty which he did not hesitate to transform (0-3, 44th).

OL shook at the end of the match

Despite these twists of fate, Brest, who had a good first period in terms of play, did not give up. And Olivier Dall’Oglio’s team were rewarded for their efforts with the goal of Brendan Chardonnet after returning from the locker room (1-3, 53rd). OL, then, made the mistake of not killing the match in its best period, because of the ineffectiveness of Karl Toko Ekambi in particular (55th, 63rd, 69th…). And Brest managed to return a goal, thanks to Irvin Cardona (2-3, 74th), which brought OL on board at a crazy and disjointed end to the game. Without consequence on arrival.

“We did everything in the second half, we pushed, we came back to 3-2, but we failed to equalize”, regretted the Brest striker Steve Mounié on Canal +. “We remember the victory, but also the positive in the way, for his part summarized Jason Denayer. We showed a lot of character, it was a very strong team, especially in the aerial game, we managed to hold on. “OL will be able to spend a quiet Sunday in front of their television, with Lorient-Lille and especially PSG-Monaco on the program. Before preparing for the trip to Marseille in a week.

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