After a timid first period, the match got carried away in the second half but no goal was scored between OL and Lorient.
In a timid match at first then very open in the second period, Lyon and Lorient parted ways back to back (0-0) this Sunday in Ligue 1. With this draw, neither team is performing a good operation in view of the race for Europe, let alone Laurent Blanc’s men who will have had countless opportunities to score..
Note that the Gones were deprived of many players like Alexandre Lacazette, Anthony Lopes, Thiago Mendes, Malo Gusto or even Jeffinho, injured. OL remain stuck in the 9the position while the Lorientais are just ahead, in 8th position.
Cherki very restless
We had to wait until the 20e minute to see the first clear chance of the game. Cherki, still very restless today, launched Barcola perfectly in depth. The young striker opens his foot but not enough to deceive Mannone. The Lorient doorman intervenes. In the aftermath, the Lorientais went back against. Diarra makes a very good run with the ball and serves on his left Dieng. The former Marseille, alone against Riou, tries a shot but forces his shot too much. The Fairy, on the side of the Merlus and Cherki for the Gones, try to impel and put the rhythm but do not find the solution. Five minutes from the end of the first half, Cherki framed a header but not powerful enough to worry Mannone.
During the second act, the men of Laurent Blanc will have two frank actions. First by Caqueret on a header after a good cross from Barcola. The Lorient goalkeeper pushes back a first time before saving a new Lorient by following. Tagliafico sends a very good ball to Tolisso, left alone in the box, who hits hard with his head. Mannone, again, will grow back magnificently. Barcola will also try his luck, without success (54e). Laurent Blanc was aiming for the efficiency of his attackers before the match. Well the head coach of OL was not mistaken. 15 minutes from time, Cherki combines with Lepenant and too easily misses a goal ball by shooting from the point. By shooting 17 times on goal, the Gones will have had many chances but failed to materialize. The Lyonnais are not reassured before moving to Lille in five days and are moving away a little further from Europe.