Lyon suffer, but sleep as leaders of Ligue 1

Rudi Garcia's men almost missed a 0-3 income at halftime in a game in which they ended up asking for the hour against a tough Brest.


Olympique Lyon beat Brest 2-3 in a long-suffering match and sleep as leaders of Ligue 1. The Rhone team ended up asking for the hour after having scored three goals at halftime and after wasting countless chances throughout throughout the second half.

After losing last week to Montpellier, Lyon could not fail against Brest, a team with very interesting game ideas that had just drawn in the field of Ligue 1 leaders, Lille. Rudi admitted Guimaraes in the center of the field to try to solve the circulation problems and Aouar became a left winger, the position in which he performs best.

Although Brest came out very aggressive during the opening bars, adding two flagrant chances in the boots of Romain Faivre and Mounié, the most pragmatic Lyon of the season limited itself to waiting for the opponent's mistakes to unbalance the result. Cibois, PSG youth squad and goalkeeper who has taken ownership from Larsonneur due to his mistakes with the ball, made the mistake of the day after trying to dribble against Paquetá and leave the Brazilian's goal on a tray.

With the 0-1, Lyon gained stability that they had not had until Paquetá's goal. Brest is a team that always risks in their ball outings and, despite the mistake of their goalkeeper, they continued to do so constantly. It was then that Lyon decided to modify their pressure and put Thiago Mendes very close to the area to drown the rival midfielders. The Brazilian midfielder took advantage of another mistake, this time by Lasne, to leave Memphis alone, which with a beautiful resource assisted Aouar for the 0-2. Just before the break, the Rhône team made a brilliant combination that ended with Memphis leading to a penalty from Cibois.

The play, started by Toko-Ekambi with great support to leave Guimaraes and initialed by the Dutchman in anticipation of Cibois, ended with the third goal for Rudi Garcia's, the second for the former Manchester United. Without being a brilliant first half, Lyon went with a very large income to the dressing room tunnel.

As expected, Brest reacted in the second half. The Bretons, forced to take risks, closed the gap thanks to a Chardonnet header in a set piece. However, Dall'Oglio's men were another day more very vulnerable in defense and Lyon failed to take advantage of their rival's cracks in each defensive setback. Memphis, Toko-Ekambi and Aouar had great chances to make the fourth, but they did not finish by finishing.

Forgiving so much ended up penalizing Lyon, which made a game that they had won again complicated. Brest, despite taking many risks, continued attacking and attacking and reduced distances after a great goal from Cardona, who took advantage of a great long pass to settle the ball and score against the passivity of the Lyon defense. The goal revitalized Brest, which subjected Lyon to a series of constant bombardments and a dead-end cage in which the chances for the Breton team followed each other.

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