LOSC has turned a corner against La Gantoise. In the physical dimension, we get along. Après Beveren, the opposition of La Gantoise, who was finishing his preparation before attacking the European Cup, was much more muscular. Lille do not have as many automatisms and their desire to start from behind came up against the good Belgian pressing who allowed the former Lille Gianni Bruno to shoot Jardim at close range (1st). Then, the group of holders again set up by Jocelyn Gourvennec, with feedback from Botman and David, got under way.
David, well launched in depth, lost a first duel against goalkeeper Roef (10th), then Xeka and Ikoné opened perfectly for Araujo who also stumbled on the last rampart (16th, 19th). Araujo still very unhappy in the 32nd when well shifted by Ikoné, he missed his coiled ball which flew away. ” On what we put in place, we found things. But we finished our actions badly. We have to get used to being more effective in these situations because it is important to take shelter, to put the opponent under pressure. », Regretted Jocelyn Gourvennec.
Lille could still have scored twice. From the return on a corner from Bamba for the head of André, removed from a reflex stop (51st). Then on a rolled shot from Gomes which grazed the upright (62nd). The big problem is that Lille had made a mistake and Agouzoul had retained Bruno who went to goal (59th). Red card and end of the match at ten. ” We had planned to push for some playing time but not as much. Fortunately, we have no sores, no injuries
and. And the young people (still) kept the house until the end.
LILLE – LA GANTOISE: 0-1 (0-1).
Goal: Bruno (1st) for La Gantoise.
Expulsion of Lille Agouzoul (59th).
LOSC (1st period): Jardim; Foot, Djalo, Botman, Reinildo; Araujo, André (cap.), Xeka, Bamba; David, Ikoné.
LOSC (2nd period): Jardim; Bouleghcha, Djalo (Innocenti, 76th), Agouzoul, Reinildo (Nlandu, 76th); Lihadji, André (cap., Ascone, 76th), Xeka (Niasse, 68th), Bamba (Wackers, 62nd); Weah, Gomes.