Initially dominated for a long part of the match following a quick goal, the Lyonnais finally reversed the trend to achieve an important success (2-1). It was Arnaud Nordin who first put the MHSC in the lead (1-0, 23rd) before the locals controlled this meeting for a long time. But as a symbol, it was the captain, Alexandre Lacazette who brought his team back up to par (1-1, 74th) before Maxence Caqueret came to deliver the Lyonnais with a sublime left-footed strike (1-2, 82nd ).
This meeting at Mosson was an opportunity for Pierre Sage to field his most anticipated offensive recruit for the first time, in the person of Saïd Benrahma. Matic was also present at the kick-off, and Lyon had control during the first quarter of an hour, despite their lack of inspiration up front.
In the 23rd minute, everything changed when Arnaud Nordin headed between the two giants O'Brien and Caleta-Car, his first goal since September 17. Montpellier will ride this good wave to offer itself other opportunities, without success. Little by little, Benrahma showed his talent and put Lyon back on track, while Tolisso, injured, gave way to another recruit, in the person of Mangala.
During the second act, Montpellier started by setting the pace by creating a good number of chances, most of which were wasted by Adams. But, they made the mistake of leaving Les Gones alive and Lacazette took advantage. The general scored a goal full of rage at Lacazette, in the area he made his way through the defense, and struck from a tight angle to beat Lecompte, but above all to give hope to his team (74'). Eight minutes later, Maxence Caqueret continued the Lyon revolt, and gave his team the advantage.
After a mix-up on a corner, the ball reached his feet and he took it to his left, before scoring the second with a powerful shot using the bar (82') . Once the mission was successful, they stood back and stood their ground. Thanks to this success, Pierre Sage's men finally got their heads above water and climbed to 13th place (22 pts), while pushing the MHSC to the edge of the red zone (15th with 19 pts).