The Bordeaux public communicates with its players despite the draw against Lyon (2-2) by highlighting “a team that has at least fought”. A beginning of reconciliation? Between two sick teams, there was no winner but a spectacle. In Bordeaux, a scent of the beginning of the crisis floated after the slap inflicted by Strasbourg (5-2). Arrived from the United States on Friday, President Gérard Lopez spoke at length with his coach Vladimir Petkovic, spoke to the players putting them in front of their responsibilities, and met representatives of supporters. With this banner deployed a few minutes before kick-off “We are the FCGB, not the doormat of the L1, wake up”, the Ultras had set the tone … On the side of Lyon, Peter Bosz had chosen to strengthen its very permeable defensive axis by swapping its usual 4-2-3-1 with an unprecedented 3-4-3. Paqueta placed, in “false 9”, it is the attackers Slimani, Dembele and Toko-Ekambi who bear the brunt of this change of system by starting on the bench.
Between two teams which have shown great defensive fragility in recent weeks, we have logically witnessed a prolific match in goals and unbridled. If the possession was Lyon with a record of passes this season for this team, Bordeaux often put it in difficulty with quick attacks thanks to the duo Hwang-Elis.
At the break, it was Lyon who nevertheless took the lead with a Jason Denayer who went from laughter to tears. The Belgian international opened the scoring (0-1, 30th, 3rd goal this season) but was then seriously injured (OL staff feared a fracture of the fibula). After the equalizer of Oudin (1-1, 36th), the Brazilian Thiago Mendes, sent a powerful half-volley to the 20m to finally score his first goal with Lyon in his 88th match. But OL are not cured as shown by the disagreement between Guimarães and Gusto who benefits Elis to equalize against (2-2, 58th). And on a new lost ball, Lopez had to pull out a feat against Niang (90th + 3). Bordeaux did not completely stop the bleeding, conceded two goals, but hung on and already showed desire. As for Lyon, the shortcomings persist despite the domination displayed.
“We had a better match than Bordeaux”
“We reacted well after the slap in Strasbourg, we were compact,” is content the midfielder of the Girondins Jean Onana. “It was a good game on our part, supports his coach Vladimir Petkovic. I’m happy with what the team has produced. If we had done a little more, we could have won. But I’m proud of the team’s reaction. She has shown that she can do it. What satisfies me is that we conceded few chances in Lyon and that we were valiant offensively. We must remain realistic and keep this state of mind. “
On the side of the Lyonnais, the disappointment was palpable. “We are sad, we had a better match than Bordeaux but we still take easy goals, I am disappointed for our supporters,” said midfielder Bruno Guimarães. “In a match, there are decisive moments and we were not there, regrets Peter Bosz. We can lose it at the end, it’s pretty incredible… I can’t be happy to draw a game that we should have won. However, I am happy with the system. It’s never easy to change systems during the season, when you’re playing twice a week, but the players have done it well. The goals are not because of the system but because of individual faults. Package in 9? It is not necessarily sustainable. But Dembele is not yet ready and Slimani had just played three games. “