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OL punished at home against Clermont



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There has been progress, but the Laurent Blanc version of Olympique Lyonnais still can’t do it. After a great victory in Brest on the last day (4-2), Les Gones returned to Groupama Stadium and had to confirm against Clermont to continue their rise in the standings. For the occasion, Blanc again lined up Kumbedi and Da Silva to make up for the absences, while Tetê and Cherki accompanied Lacazette and Toko Ekambi in attack.

The start of the match was also to the advantage of the Lyonnais, but the finish was lacking. Very restless, Tetê saw Borges deflect an opportunity on his line (32nd), while Diaw opposed Kumbedi, with a nice firm hand (42nd). Earlier, after a great collective action, Toko Ekambi completely missed his shot (12th). But Clermont also knew how to be dangerous and it took a vigilant Lopes to prevent the opener (18).

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OL failed to be dangerous

And if it was better in the game, the first period looked too much like that of a disappointing OL, which dominated, but just missed being surprised on the counter-attack. The second act started on the same bases, with Clermontois folded close to their penalty area. But opposite, OL failed to create danger and therefore to offer themselves a clear opportunity. And there again, Lopes was forced to shine to avoid defeat in front of Andric (60th).

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But as OL got bogged down and couldn’t find a chance, what had to happen… happened. On a harmless counter-attack, the Lyon defense did not follow and Lukeba was logically penalized with one hand with the help of VAR (1-0, 85th). A nightmarish scenario, but ultimately not insignificant like the Lyonnais match, unable to worry Diaw’s cages. OL suffered a seventh defeat in 17 days, before a trip to Nantes. Clermont, 9th, is two points behind OL before receiving Rennes.

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