Lyon raises his head and heaves a sigh of relief. Defeated at the last second last Sunday on their lawn during the Olympico (1-2), Olympique Lyonnais took revenge this Friday and left Alsace with a victory in their pocket (1-2).
A pleasant and very lively match for nearly 90 minutes. From the outset, Lyon tries to impose its paw on La Meinau but it is the locals who are the most dangerous. Jean-Ricner Bellegarde plays with the entire defense but misses the target (8th). A few seconds later, Bradley Barcola responds to this Strasbourg offensive with a marvelous ball that hits the bar before entering the goal. A perfect but unsuccessful lob since the young Lyonnais was offside at the start of the action. Racing raises its head and proves dangerous twice. First by Habib Diallo (14th) then by Morgan Sanson who opened the scoring after a scramble in the defense (15th). The match then lost intensity and the two teams created few chances but Castello Lukeba equalized (32nd). The defender is on the lookout after a badly cleared ball from Mats Sels. Lyon will believe it again and raise the cursor since Maxence Caqueret, with a sublime strike, brings the score to 1-2, shortly before the break.
A second period which starts again on a lighter rhythm. The second Lyon striker remains on the ground (49th), while Corentin Tolisso does not find the frame (52nd). Lyon fails to widen the gap and will be scared. The ball, taken from the head by Fred Guilbert, passes just next to the cage of Anthony Lopes (60th). The match got carried away and a few minutes later, the post saved Strasbourg on a fine strike from Alexandre Lacazette (63rd). The locals will think for the whole last half hour, but without ever finding the fault and therefore bow at home.
Olympique Lyonnais finds the taste of victory in Ligue 1 and returns to level with Rennes, seventh. Strasbourg can be relegated at the end of the day.