Winner in Toulouse, OL continues!


By: Manu Tournoux

Olympique Lyonnais won in Toulouse this Friday for the 26th day of Ligue 1 (3-2).

Make no mistake: this Toulouse-Lyon pitted two teams stuck in the soft underbelly of the rankings against each other. A photograph that would have been difficult to imagine at the start of the season. But Téfécé, who fell into line after his European emotions, and this OL who came from nowhere have long floundered in troubled waters.

For Pierre Sage’s team, this trip was the ideal opportunity to test themselves against a direct competitor. If successful, Les Gones had the opportunity to distance themselves from their evening host by taking a 5-point lead over Toulouse, their first pursuer. In the opposite case, it is Téfécé which could pass in front of its opponent in the ranking.

OL with forceps

And it was OL who had the last word in this match. More realistic in the two zones of truth, Pierre Sage’s men have put in the necessary ingredients to reap a very precious success. The light came from the inevitable Lacazette, who broke the deadlock by scoring a fantastic goal after a strike on the post from his friend Tolisso, as in the first leg (0-1, 33rd).

This opening score which stung the Toulouse residents, who revolted upon returning from the locker room. Dallinga quickly equalized (1-1, 53rd), before Sierro converted a penalty to materialize a big highlight for the locals (2-1, 58th). But OL found the resources to turn the situation around. Thrown into the mix, Cherki revived the hope of a well-aimed shot (2-2, 77th). And it was O’Brien who finally sealed Lyon’s victory with a powerful helmet strike in the process (3-2, 88th). Lyon capitalizes and gets closer to the first part of the table. Mission accomplished.

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